Get The Most From Your Defective Equipment Workers' Compensation Claim

If you are injured on the job by a machine that is defective or unreasonably dangerous, you may be entitled to compensation. The law is complex, and only an experienced attorney can tell you if you have the right to sue the manufacturer.

At the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, our lawyers represent workers who are injured as a result of defective equipment. Founding attorney Katherine L. Niven served as chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation and was a Pennsylvania workers' compensation judge. We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case.

When Can I Sue A Manufacturer?

There are limited circumstances under which you can sue a manufacturer of work equipment:

  • The machine was manufactured by a company other than your employer
  • The machine was defective in design or manufacture
  • Your employer did not modify the machine

It's important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to collect and preserve evidence of liability. Companies are quick to make repairs after a serious accident, and evidence you need to prove your case may be lost.

You are entitled to compensation from workers' compensation regardless of whether the machine was defective. Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer would enable you to collect compensation for damages that are not covered by workers' compensation, such as pain and suffering.

Contact One Of Our Defective Machine Injury Lawyers

Contact Katherine L. Niven & Associates to discuss your defective equipment accident claim with a lawyer. Initial consultations are always free. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580 or toll free at 866-321-5340. You can also reach us via email.