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Maine Defective Tools & Industrial Equipment Lawyers

Injured by defective tools or industrial equipment? Let us fight for you.

From logging to shipbuilding, from the construction trades to high-tech manufacturing, Mainers have never been afraid to tackle the toughest jobs. The men and women who keep these industries running depend on safe, reliable tools and equipment.

But when those tools and pieces of machinery are defective, poorly designed, or improperly labeled, it can result in serious injury or death for the operator.

Each year, hundreds of people in Maine, through no fault of their own, are injured or killed by defective products, including tools and industrial equipment. When someone else’s negligence caused the injury―whether it’s a manufacturing defect or an employer’s failure to properly train a worker―Maine law entitles victims and their families to financial compensation.

The attorneys at Berman & Simmons have been protecting the rights of injured Mainers for more than 100 years. We are the statewide leader in product liability law. No other firm in Maine can match the experience, knowledge, and resources we bring to the case to successfully resolve your claim.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation. 

Defective tool cases require the best and most experienced lawyers

Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S.

We have obtained several of the largest jury verdicts in Maine history, and many of the largest settlements for our clients. Our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable about medical issues and skilled at proving fault, documenting the extent of your losses, and putting you in the best position to receive full compensation. We have recovered $1 billion for our injured clients.

Defective product cases require in-depth knowledge of product liability law, product manufacturing and specifications, and relevant safety standards. They also require experts who can investigate and “reconstruct” an industrial accident and show insurance companies, defense lawyers and, if necessary, juries exactly how you were injured, and why you are entitled to compensation. Our team includes lawyers with specific knowledge and a track record of success in this area, and we regularly work with the top industry experts to build winning cases for our clients.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation. You pay nothing unless we win by settlement or jury verdict.

Winning all types of tool and industrial equipment cases

We represent clients in all types of injury and death claims involving defective tools and industrial equipment, including:

  • Cranes and forklifts

  • Pneumatic and hydraulic tools and parts

  • Metalworking equipment, such as punch presses and bending tools

  • Nail guns, saws, drills and other power tools

  • Ladders, harnesses, and safety gear

  • Conveyor belts and assembly lines

  • Agricultural equipment such as combine harvesters, plows, and balers

  • Lack of proper training on tools and equipment

  • Lack of proper warning labels or instructions on tools and equipment

Helping in all aspects of your recovery

For those who have been injured by defective tools or equipment, we understand that the physical, emotional, and financial burdens can be overwhelming.

While we work to maximize your financial recovery, we also can serve as a partner for your physical and emotional recovery. Our lawyers and staff members will take the time to listen to you, understand your concerns, and come up with helpful solutions to make your life easier.

From day one, we can assist you in obtaining any necessary referrals to specialists for medical and mental health care. We can arrange payment or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved. We will also help you navigate the complex maze of medical insurance and disability programs.

What compensation am I entitled to as an accident victim?

Under Maine law, victims of accidents involving tools and industrial equipment have the right to recover financial damages for various categories of loss, including:

  • Pain, suffering, and emotional distress, past and future

  • Interference with your enjoyment of life

  • Medical expenses, past and future

  • Time lost from work

  • Loss of future earnings


Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation and to learn more about your legal rights. 

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Berman & Simmons has the experience, expertise, and resources to win your case

Berman & Simmons is the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine. For more than 100 years, our trial attorneys have represented those who have been injured or harmed by the actions of others. These personal injury cases range from car and truck accidents to the most complex litigation involving defective products and malpractice by healthcare providers. We are known as the firm that will stand up and fight for injured Mainers in disputes against big corporations and powerful interests.