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Fort Collins Lawyers for Work Injuries Caused by Equipment Failure

Fort Collins Lawyers for Work Injuries Caused by Equipment Failure

Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Larimer County

Each year, tens of thousands of American workers are injured on the job. Some work-related injuries are caused by repetitive motion or repeated stress while others are the result of a single, identifiable accident. At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we understand that today’s workplaces are more automated than ever before, but with advances in automation comes the risk of equipment failure. When a piece of equipment or machinery fails, the operator and other workers nearby are at risk for serious injury. If you have been hurt by an incident of equipment failure, our skilled attorneys are ready to help you seek the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.

Trusted Counsel for Workplace Injury Victims in Longmont and Greeley

Companies of all types rely on a wide variety of machines and equipment. Factories, for example, may utilize dozens of turbines, presses, cutting machines, conveyor belts, forklifts, electric welders, and injection molding machines. Even small retail stores may use fans, pallet jacks, floor cleaners, and trash compactors. Virtually any piece of equipment could fail and injure the person using the equipment and those around him or her.

Equipment can fail for all sorts of reasons, but the most common include:

  • Operator error;
  • Inadequate maintenance;
  • Failure to supervise; and
  • Manufacturing or design defects.

Machines that are old or worn out tend to break down more frequently, potentially leading to more injuries.

There are many different ways in which equipment could fail and cause injuries. Some failures are explosive, sending pieces of the equipment flying with the potential to cause cuts, burns, and eye injuries. Other failures could cause the operator to be electrocuted or crushed. In many cases, mechanical equipment failure causes severe injuries, leaving workers temporarily or permanently disabled.

The Voice of the Injured in Northern Colorado

If you have been injured by an equipment failure at work, your employer may try to encourage you to file a third-party claim against the manufacturer of the equipment instead of filing a workers’ compensation claim. Under Colorado law, however, you may have the right to do both. When you are injured in the course of performing your duties as an employee, you are entitled to recover workers’ compensation benefits for medical expenses, wage replacement, vocational retraining, and other considerations. A third-party personal injury claim may also be appropriate if the negligence or actions of a party other than your employer directly caused your injuries.

At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys can help you decide on the best course of action for your case. We will review the circumstances of your accident and work with you in holding all of the appropriate parties accountable. Our lawyers are not afraid to stand up to employers and insurance companies, and we will continue to fight until you receive the compensation you deserve.

Call 970-225-2190 or 1-800-664-3151 Today

To learn more about our firm and how we can help with your on the job equipment failure accident, contact our office. Call 970-225-2190 or 1-800-664-3151 to schedule your free, confidential consultation today. Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. serves injured workers in Larimer County, Boulder County, Weld County, and the rest of northern Colorado.

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Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.

970-225-2190 | 1-800-664-3151

123 North College Avenue, Suite 160,
Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Greeley, Colorado 80634 |
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