There are a number of factors that can affect an accident. It is important to evaluate the human factors as well as the equipment or site factors where the accident occurred. Premises liability benefits from examining the cognitive capabilities of the injured as well as the limitations presented at the scene. The Cissell Investigative Engineering LLC (CIE) team includes resources in safety engineering, building code compliance, site design, and human factors. CIE is on the alert for other potential risk management issues whenever we investigate a claim.
A Workman's Comp claim investigated found a serious issue with a piece of equipment; the machine shop had 12 of these machines operating in the same condition.
The interaction of the human subject to the environmental condition at the time and season of the incident helps determine the cause. Once the cause is fully understood, the degree that the premise is liable can be examined. Friction, lighting, obstacles, site lines, code compliance, construction and maintenance are all factors considered.