Sometimes danger at a construction site, warehouse, or factory can be just around the corner. Any place that is equipped with heavy machinery has inherent dangers. Machinery can fail, equipment malfunctions, and there is always the possibility of human error.
If you have been injured while using defective or unsafe equipment, you may be entitled to compensation beyond your workers’ compensation benefits. While you are not able to sue your Employer for anything beyond work comp, the manufacturer of the equipment, or the person who maintained it are usually not your Employer. Many times heavy equipment is not owned and ran by your company but hired out through a subcontractor or leased from another company.