Defective Equipment Accidents

Advocating For Workers Injured By Equipment

If you were seriously injured at work by a malfunctioning product — a stapler or copy machine in an office, or manufacturing machinery or a forklift in a warehouse — and have been sidelined from your job while your employer’s insurer delays payment of benefits, the attorneys at Galanti, Patti, & Winterscheidt, P.C., are here to help.
We have decades of experience handling workers’ compensation claims and understand the stress you are under. Don’t hesitate to make a claim; schedule a free consultation to see how we can help. 

Experience Handling Faulty Equipment Claims

Sometimes it may be unclear if an equipment defect caused your injury. Regardless, you should move forward with a workers’ compensation claim. Causes for defective equipment vary. Common causes for malfunctioning equipment include:

  • Poor design
  • Lack of hazard warning labels
  • Critical design flaw
  • Improper chemical use
  • Incorrect instruction manuals
  • Missing or broken parts


Many workers are injured every day by products they use in the course of their employment. We will gather the facts of your accident and present them to the insurer for skillful negotiation, and we are always fully prepared to go to court if necessary. We may even be able to sue the producer, designer or promoter of such a product in a third-party legal action. Regardless of the circumstances of your accident, we will fight for the justice you deserve. Let our dedicated lawyers help you navigate your options.

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Have you become disabled as a result of a defective product accident at your workplace? Do you have questions about what to do next or about the workers’ comp legal process in our state? Contact our office for a free initial consultation. We can come to you if you are too injured to come to us, and our contingency fee policy means you owe no attorney fee unless we successfully acquire benefits for you. Call 618-258-0420 or email our East Alton law firm today.

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We help injured workers protect their rights. Call us at 618-258-0420. Your email message receives our prompt attention. We offer discounts on our contingency fees to union members and military veterans.