Harmed By A Defective Product?

GOLDSTEIN, BALLEN, O'ROURKE & WILDSTEIN often becomes involved in products liability cases when an injured worker is hurt while using equipment provided at the workplace such as the following:

  • industrial machinery
  • table saws
  • lathes
  • any machine or tool

Upon investigation into the matter, our Passaic industrial accident lawyers often find that machinery or power tools were not manufactured to code or standards. Perhaps there was no adequate guard in place to protect hands — or there were not adequate warning labels on hazardous parts.

Working With Industry Experts To Build Your Case

In products liability cases, we receive valuable input regarding manufacturing defects in the form of opinions from industry experts. They give us their evaluation as to whether a tool or piece of equipment was manufactured to code or applicable industry standard. We apply these opinions and our knowledge of the law to the facts of a case — including a detailed evaluation of injuries and prognosis — as we prepare compelling arguments to pursue fair compensation for the injured person:

  • workers' compensation benefits if the accident happened at work
  • medical bills paid by workers' comp and/or the equipment manufacturer's insurer
  • time off from work compensated for
  • pain and suffering (available only through third-party claims, not through workers' compensation)

Note: a workers' compensation claim in New Jersey does not have to demonstrate that an employer was negligent, as a third-party liability claim does. Both workers' comp and product liability claims are part of the total compensation "package" for a worker who has been injured while using defective products on the job.

Contact the lawyers of GOLDSTEIN, BALLEN, O'ROURKE & WILDSTEIN to speak with a product liability attorney.

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