Selman Breitman LLP has extensive experience in handling product liability claims involving industrial machinery. We are often called to accident locations soon after an industrial accident to manage the investigation process, and to preserve important evidence and the accident scene. Litigation has been successfully avoided or defended involving various industrial machines, including punch presses, transfer mold presses, and press brakes, to name a few. Representation has included the manufacturers of such machines and the companies using the machines to manufacture their products. We understand how Cal/OSHA gets involved and the effect of its involvement.
Selman Breitman lawyers get to know the manufacturing process in which the machine was used in order to determine the best defense arguments. Asserting the exclusive remedy defense, and avoiding the power press exception to the defense, is often a part of this type of litigation, and Selman Breitman has an excellent track record of getting summary judgment on these issues.