INJURED BY EQUIPMENT OR MACHINE ACCIDENT ON THE JOB – MN LAWYER
If you have been injured in a machine accident or equipment accident while you were working in Minnesota, you are entitled to workers compensation benefits, just like you would be if you were injured any other way while on the job. You will be entitled to your MN workers compensation benefits regardless of how the accident happened or who was at fault.
WORKERS COMPENSATION AFTER MACHINE OR EQUIPMENT ACCIDENT IN MN AND OTHER BENEFITS
Workers compensation benefits include most of your lost wages, medical bills, and a number of other benefits, including a direct payment to you if you have suffered a permanent injury, i.e. permanent partial disability. In addition to workers comp, however, you may also be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer of the defective machine or defective equipment.
Our defective product lawyers in MN have handled many cases where our client receives both workers comp and additional compensation from a third party (such as an equipment manufacturer) that was at fault. Workers Compensation benefits are limited, so to be fully compensated you need to pursue the other insurance as well. In addition, the equipment or machine manufacturer may have to repay the workers compensation insurer for the accident, which will help reduce your employer’s workers comp rates.
Work Machine Injury Lawyer – focus is to get you fair and complete compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured by a defective machine or defective equipment while you were at work or on the job, you should talk to our lawyers as soon as possible so that we can investigate your case and advise you of your rights. We are personal injury lawyers handling defective product cases throughout Minnesota. A lawyer will provide you with a free initial consultation regarding your machine injury, and we only ever charge based on a percentage of the compensation you receive.
DEFECTIVE PRODUCT LIABILITY IN MINNESOTA
Minnesota has strict product liability laws that hold manufacturers and sellers liable when their defective product, defective equipment or defective machine injures someone, even if they are on the job and entitled to workers compensation benefits. This makes sense for several reasons. Two of the primary reasons are: 1) the manufacturer is in the best position to make sure they have designed and manufactured the product, equipment or machine safely, and knowing that they will have to pay for the damages if they injure people is a good incentive to make sure they don’t make defective products or defective equipment in the future; and 2) the manufacturer is in a better position to pay for the medical bills and other costs for the person injured by a defective product or defective equipment because that is the business they are in and they can spread the cost over the many sales that they make – versus the unlucky injured person or their employer having to pay the whole cost themselves.
The most important thing you can do to help us pursue your defective product claim is to SAVE EVERYTHING and take lots of pictures. Keep the equipment or machine in exactly the condition it was in at the time of your injury. DON’T let anyone throw anything away, not even your clothing. If possible, don’t even move anything. We need all the equipment parts even if they are partially destroyed.
Please call us and speak with an attorney right away for a free consultation if you are injured because of a defective product or equipment while you are on the job. Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin are Minnesota personal injury lawyers with more than 25 years’ experience handling hundreds of accident injury cases. A lawyer experienced with work equipment injury cases will discuss your case with you and explain your rights to sue for fair compensation. We are also happy to meet with you at our office or your home. Our top defective product attorneys will meet with you to discuss your case and injuries at our offices in Minneapolis MN, St. Louis Park, Woodbury, and Edina. Our lawyers also frequently meet with people injured at work and discuss their potential defective machine lawsuit at their homes in St. Paul MN, Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Rogers, Brooklyn Park, Bloomington, Richfield, Apple Valley, Roseville, Maplewood, and other surrounding cities in Minnesota. There is no obligation on your part, and we never charge anything unless you are compensated.