Posted On: July 8, 2011 by Breyer Law Offices

Arizona Construction Accidents Caused by Defective Products

There are many causes of Arizona construction accidents. Construction workers are often exposed to falling hazards, cave-ins, crane accidents and scaffolding collapses. Such accidents can cause catastrophic injuries or death. There are a number of potentially defective products that can put Arizona construction workers in harm's way as well. Whenever a defective product causes a workplace accident, the injured victim may be able to seek compensation by filing a product liability claim against the manufacturer in addition to filing for workers compensation benefits.

Defective products on construction sites usually include machine parts, power tools, scaffolding, safety devices and construction vehicle parts. If a worker used a piece of machinery or equipment the way it was meant to be used and still suffered an injury due to a defect or malfunction, he or she may be able to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the defective product.

There are a number of governing bodies that regulate and research defective products. Sometimes searching a specific product online will show a history of complaints or even recall notifications. In such cases, compensation may be available for the injured victim through a product liability claim against the product manufacturer or through a class action lawsuit already in place.

The injured victim will have to prove that the product was defective, that the victim was injured by that product and that the defect directly resulted in the injuries suffered. Preserving the product that caused the injury can help prove that it was in fact defective. Having medical records can help prove the injuries suffered. Identifying and locating witnesses who saw the accident can help prove that the defective product caused the worker's injuries.

The skilled construction site accident attorneys in Arizona at The Breyer Law Offices P.C. help injured workers receive fair and full compensation for the injuries, damages and losses they have suffered. We have a long and successful track record of filing third party claims on behalf of injured workers and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured on an Arizona construction site, please call us at 602-457-6222 for a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation.