If I suspect that my injury resulted from a defective product, is there any action that I should take?

If you believe that your injury resulted from a defective product, it is essential that the accident scene be preserved. You should request that co-workers or your union take steps to ensure that the product causing the injury is not lost or destroyed. Your employer may be willing to cooperate in preserving the accident scene because they stand to recover monies paid to you as workers’ compensation benefits if you are successful in your lawsuit against the manufacturer of the product.