New Jersey Machinery Accident Lawyer
New Brunswick firm pursues payment for victims of equipment-related injuries
At work, on the road and in our homes, we rely on machines. However, a defective part or careless operator could trigger an accident that has severe consequences. John VR. Strong, Jr. in New Brunswick is a New Jersey attorney with more than four decades of experience pursuing justice for victims of machinery accidents and other forms of negligence. If you were hurt because of a problem involving machinery or heavy equipment or even a household appliance, our firm provides exceptional advice and advocacy for New Jersey clients seeking appropriate compensation.
Common causes of machinery accidents
Determining who is liable for damages stemming from a machine accident starts with finding the cause of the problem. Many of these incidents are triggered by one or more of the following factors:
- Equipment failure — A small defect that is not noticed could cause serious harm. These problems could date back to when a machine was manufactured or arise as a result of poor maintenance.
- Operator error — Even a perfectly running machine is a hazard when the person in control does not operate it safely. When you suspect that an injury occurred due to human error, we investigate the facts closely to pinpoint the person who caused the accident and others who might have placed an unqualified worker in that position.
- Lack of safety measures — Using large machinery carries a responsibility to protect operators and bystanders. Failure to provide guarding on parts of the machinery can cause devastating injuries. Reasonable care also includes posting warnings and keeping people away from the dangerous parts of the machinery.
As an experienced personal injury attorney, John VR. Strong, Jr. knows how to analyze physical evidence, witness accounts and expert reports to identify exactly how a serious accident occurred.
Types of injuries associated with machinery accidents
Machines come in all sizes and perform countless functions. Accordingly, machine accidents can lead to all types of different injuries. In the most serious cases, a victim might be crushed by a large piece of equipment, suffer a traumatic brain injury or face the effects of a severe cut from a sharp blade. Harm caused by machines sometimes requires amputation or long-term physical rehabilitation. Whatever your particular case entails, our firm advocates for the compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost income, home modifications and rehabilitation expenses stemming from the incident.
Potentially liable defendants when equipment causes an injury
After a serious machinery accident, the potentially liable parties might point fingers at each other about who is responsible for the injuries. We hire an expert engineer to review the facts exhaustively, to inspect the machinery and to identify failures on the part of the machine’s manufacturer or designer. If you were hurt while on the job, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits regardless of whether your employer or anyone else was at fault. However, we also examine OSHA regulations and workplace safety guidelines for machinery operations to determine if liability exists that would allow the victim to obtain damages in addition to a workers' compensation claim.
Contact a Central Jersey lawyer to discuss your machinery accident case in a free consultation
John VR. Strong, Jr. represents residents of Middlesex, Somerset and Mercer Counties who have been injured in machinery accidents. Please call 732-979-2166 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Our office is in New Brunswick. Se habla español.