On the Job Injury: Workers at a car wash

Our Lawyers Discover Car Wash Never Corrected Safety Issue

There are few things more satisfying to Beasley Allen’s on-the-job worker injury attorney Kendall Dunson than handling litigation that influences a specific manufacturer or an entire industry to adopt a design change for safety. “Unfortunately, some manufacturers and some industries ignore safety even after injuries and death,” Dunson says. “There is nothing more frustrating than knowing a simple and inexpensive design change could save lives; yet the manufacturer does not improve safety.”

That was the situation recently when Dunson received a call from a lawyer in Texas. The lawyer was representing the family of a man whose foot became entrapped in the roller of the railing system of the automated car wash. The worker died as a result of his injuries.

A Previous Worker Injury Case

Several years earlier, Dunson had represented a man who worked for an automated car wash in Arkansas. His client’s leg was forced onto the car wash’s railing system and resulted in the traumatic amputation of his foot. The man barely survived the ordeal. Dunson ultimately settled his client’s case for an undisclosed amount.

After a short conversation with the lawyer representing the deceased worker’s family, Dunson realized the car wash manufacturer had not redesigned the system after Dunson’s client’s injury. The manufacturer’s failure to act caused the unnecessary death of the worker in Texas. Upon request, Dunson and his staff provided counsel with the entire case file, including the contact information for his client to facilitate the Texas family’s claims against the manufacturer.

“There is nothing we won’t do to assist the attorney in holding the manufacturer responsible for this death. The car wash should have been properly designed before it was even sold. Indeed, after my client’s incident, the manufacturer should have revisited safety. It’s failure to do so resulted in a preventable death,” Dunson said. “We hope our case information and experience will influence the car wash manufacturer to redesign its system so that others are not unnecessarily maimed or killed in the future.”

On-the-Job or Worker Injury Attorney

Nearly 3 million U.S. workers are injured on the job every year, not including government employees. An additional 5,300 workers leave for work each year, tragically never to return to their home and family. These staggering figures are unacceptable. They demonstrate how far we have to go in creating safer work environments for everyone.

At Beasley Allen, our industrial accident lawyers believe in holding employers accountable for any safety oversight or violation that results in a worker’s debilitating on-the-job injury or death. The manufacturers of industrial machines and equipment are also often to blame for worker injuries and fatalities due to a product defect. By holding employers and manufacturers accountable for safety failures, we help make our workplaces safer for everyone.

Our nationally recognized on-the-job injury attorneys have successfully litigated thousands of work-related injury and death claims, including product liability cases. If you or a family member have been injured on the job, call us to discuss your case. We have the resources to represent clients across the country while never losing sight of the individual.

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