While you’re at work, your employer has the responsibility to keep you safe. This includes maintaining, repairing, and upgrading any equipment you may need to do your job.
If you were injured at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. You do not have to prove that your employer was negligent. A Workers’ compensation claim does not necessarily mean that your employer has been negligent. The injury itself is enough to claim Workers’ Compensation Benefits.
If you have been injured by faulty equipment, you may also file a case with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). This is in addition to a Workers’ Compensation Claim. You may want to file a claim with OSHA if your employer is still requiring you or others to use the equipment.
In some cases, you may also have grounds for a separate claim. If your injury was caused by a defective piece of equipment, you may file a civil suit against the manufacturer. This is a products liability case.
If you have any questions or concerns, the best thing to do would be to speak to an attorney. An attorney will be able to listen to the details of your situation and give you legal advice.