On the Job Injuries: Not a Workers’ Comp Perspective
Live Webinar: Tuesday, February 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Central / 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern
WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Join this webinar to learn the ins-and-outs of product liability cases and how to protect your clients if such a case is brought against them.
Thousands of workers suffer serious injuries or are killed on the job as a result of defective industrial products every year, and in many case a defective industrial product is discovered during the course of investigating a worker’s compensation case. Although a state’s workers’ compensation system places limitations on the ability of employees to hold employers accountable for work-related injuries, many people do not realize that there may be another available source of recovery.
If a product causes an on-the-job injury, a product liability suit may be brought against the product’s manufacturer. Unfortunately, catastrophic injuries, deaths and amputations commonly occur from defective products found in the workplace. When a worker is seriously injured or killed on the job, it is important to look closely at the working environment, including the products or machines used onsite.
Industrial products may include manufacturing equipment, farming equipment and construction equipment. Machinery may lack proper safety guards; safety instructions may not be properly posted or may be missing altogether. The industrial product may not be properly secured, or workers may have been instructed to use the product improperly.
Join us for this one-hour webinar covering:
- Product Liability: The Rule of Law
- How to Access a Product Liability Case
- How to Prepare a Product Liability Case
- Expert Testimony
- Applicable Standards
About Your Presenter:
Kendall Dunson is a principal at Beasley Allen in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Dunson handles product liability, general personal injury and workers’ compensation cases involving defective industrial machinery as a member of Beasley Allen Law Firm’s Personal Injury and Product Liability Section. He has worked on numerous cases to compensate clients for their losses and influence corporations to design and manufacture safer products. Mr. Dunson has served as the president of both the Alabama Lawyers Association and the Capital City Bar Association. He was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) at the Alabama Chapter’s annual meeting Nov. 16, 2017, recently completed a term as a Board member for the National Bar Association and was named a 2017 Alabama Law Foundation Fellow. In addition, he served on the Board of the Montgomery County Bar Association until he was elected to the Executive Committee. Mr. Dunson is also past president of the Montgomery County Bar Association and has the distinct honor of being its first African-American President. Mr. Dunson earned a degree in Corporate Finance from UGA and received his juris doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law.