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Chicago Defective Tools Lawyers

Illinois Product Liability Attorneys

Tools, such as nail guns, drills, power saws and air compressors, make home repairs and workplace tasks much easier, but they can also be incredibly dangerous when they are not used properly or when the tool is defective.  The Chicago personal injury law firm of Ankin Law Offices, LLC has significant experience helping those injured by defective tools protect their legal rights and remedies through product liability lawsuits.

Types of Product Liability Defects

There are three ways that a tool may be considered defective in a product liability case:

  • Design Defects - Alleges that design mistakes render a tool dangerous when used as intended or for another foreseeable purpose.
  • Manufacturing Defects - Alleges mistakes in the manufacturing process make a specific tool dangerous.
  • Marketing Defects - Alleges that the tool was not properly labeled with instructions or warnings to ensure safe usage.

Workers’ Compensation

Certain professions frequently use tools and other machinery as part of their job, including factory and warehouse workers, construction workers, and shipping/trucking workers.  If a worker is injured on the job by a defective tool, he or she may also be entitled to workers’ compensation through his or her employer’s insurance company.  Under Illinois workers’ compensation laws, an injured employee can recover compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and, in some cases, other benefits regardless of who is at fault for the injury.

Unsurpassed Legal Skill and Knowledge

At Ankin Law Offices, LLC, our Chicago personal injury attorneys focus on advising and representing injured parties in personal injury, product liability and workers’ compensation cases.  If you have been injured by a defective tool, we can assess your injuries and damages and determine whether you have a legal cause of action.  As skilled Illinois personal injury litigators, we have the skill necessary to pursue your legal claims in a court of law in order to help you obtain a favorable outcome. 

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective tool, do not hesitate to contact the Chicago product liability law firm of Ankin Law Offices at (800) 442-6546 to learn more about a possible product liability case.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 

Product Liability

Personal Injury from Dangerous or Defective Products

Auto Defects

Faulty Machinery

Dangerous Children’s Products

Unsafe Food Products

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