Defective lawnmower severely injures worker

In Missoula, Montana, a worker was cutting the lawn at a ranch when the lawnmower slid under a fence and got caught. The worker attempted to free the mower from the fence but slipped and was severely injured by the mower blade. It was determined that the mower was defective and missing a critical handle release/operator presence control (OPC) and lacked adequate warning and instruction labels for use. Stutman Law obtained a substantial six-figure worker’s compensation subrogation recovery in this defective lawnmower case. The recovery represents a significant settlement in a very conservative jurisdiction on a difficult products theory.

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