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Defective Machinery Liability Lawyers

Many people, especially in the construction, manufacturing, and agriculture industries, operate machines at work which can sometimes be dangerous. If you or a loved one has been injured by a machine, a defective machinery liability lawyer can help you explore your legal rights. Leav & Steinberg LLP has provided representation for clients in defective machinery cases for 17 years.

Types of Machine Product Injuries

Numerous safety laws prevent machine-related injuries, and manufacturers are required to comply with strict safety regulations. Unfortunately, accidents do still happen, and they can result in life-changing injuries or death. Common types of machinery-related accidents include:

  • Electrocution
  • Factory accidents
  • Manufacturing accidents
  • Utility/cable accidents
  • Construction accidents

Injuries don't have to happen on the job; they can occur at home, too. Even basic appliances like washing machines, dryers, and dishwashers pose some risk. As a result of injury, victims can suffer lost wages, extended hospital stays, pain, medical debt, diminished quality of life, and more.

What Is Machinery Product Liability?

Safety laws and protocols—including on-the-job training—prevent most machinery accidents, but many accidents occur from design defects, manufacturer errors, or improper installation. Machinery product liability cases seek to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence. This could include a manufacturer failing to conduct proper testing or an oversight by a product installer, for example. An experienced machinery product liability attorney can conduct a thorough investigation of an accident to determine what factors may have played a part.

Machinery Product Liability Laws

The OSHA Act of 1970 requires employers to provide workplaces free from serious recognized hazards. Under OSHA, employees are entitled to preventative training in a language they understand. They also have the right to review records of workplace-related injuries and file a complaint if they feel their safety rights have been violated. Outside the workplace, ANSI B11 of the American National Standards and Technical Reports consists of product machinery-related safety risks and guidelines, highlighting the responsibility of both suppliers and users.

In cases where these OSHA or ANSI requirements aren't met—whether due to a manufacturing error, improper installation, or other factors—the victim may be able to file a case against the responsible party. In New York, workers injured on the job can pursue a workers' compensation claim or sue other negligent parties, such as suppliers or manufacturers.

Leav & Steinberg LLP Is Here For You

If you have been injured by a machine, you may be eligible to seek damages. Leav & Steinberg LLP understands that your accident has turned your world upside down, and we'll conduct a thorough investigation into the cause. We have a proven track record of representing clients across New York City, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. When you work with us, you'll always have access to your legal team; we'll meet you at our office, your home, or anywhere convenient to you. Call Leav & Steinberg LLP today at 212-766-5222 to request a free consultation with a defective machinery liability lawyer.

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Leav & Steinberg are amazing, kind, compassionate, and loving, once you hire them, you become part of their family. We love them. Evonne Gray
This firm is amazing! Ricardo Martinez was very professional, courteous and friendly. All of my questions were answered promptly and my case was handled very quickly!!!! I highly recommend this firm!! Mercedes Valentin Davila
I felt great and very comfortable dealing with Edward. I have been with him since he started practicing law and I always call him anytime I have a situation that requires a lawyer. I recommend him to everyone that I know, family, friends,and even people that I’ve seen that need a great accident lawyer. Dan Cruz
Excellent law firm exceeded all my expectations Couldn’t ask for better results with my case. highly recommend them Bob Bohl
I had a great experience with this law firm for my personal injury case. I was referred to them by another attorney who did not handle the type of case I had and from the beginning I felt I was in good hands by Edward Averbach, Esq., Edward Steinberg, Esq. and the paralegals that worked my case. Josephine Spano