Our incident/accident investigation service is one that hopefully we will never have to help you with. Unfortunately, when the worst happens incomplete, inaccurate or biased investigation can aggravate the problem and increase your potential liability.
More importantly inexperienced and influenced investigators often overlook the true cause of incidents and therefore miss the opportunity to prevent future incidents.
For many high potential incidents, you cannot afford to have anything but an impartial investigator determining the incident causation. To prevent recurrences of similar incidents the investigator must be able to find all possible answers to the question, “why did the incident happen?”
Our impartial investigators do not have any vested interest in the outcomes of the investigation and can therefore objectively find the root causes. Our professional investigators are trained to objectively investigate any incident you may encounter. From a near miss to a fatality!
Podojil & Associates Incorporated subject matter experts investigate accidents, injuries and near misses in the workplace. The situations we investigate internally for organizations are intended to identify the who, what, why, when, where and how the incident occurred and the steps to take to prevent similar situations occurring in the future. The reports we prepare for the legal practitioner can assist in establishing negligence or defending a negligence action.
In investigating incidents internally for organizations and outside counsel, we identify the factors that contributed to the incident and detail control measures needed to prevent a recurrence. Our analysis identifies the range of factors that contributed to the incident; the types of factors we examine are:
· Person factors - training, experience, activities, supervision, etc.
· Equipment factors - suitability,
· Fall condition, design, maintenance, etc.
· Environmental factors - weather, work conditions, temperature, lighting, etc.
· Procedural factors - instructions, work practices, systems of work, etc.
We also train persons within the organization on how to investigate incidents objectively to reduce the possibility of similar incidents occurring.
Expert Witness Reports
We investigate a range of injuries for both Defendant and Plaintiff matters regarding personal injury. The reports we prepare have been used in establishing liability or helping bring the matters to settlement. As an Expert Witness John F. Podojil has had over 45 years’ experience in this area.
Podojil & Associates, Incorporated. has prepared reports that cover a wide range of injuries, both at work and in public places:
· Manual material handling injuries
· Machine guarding accidents
· Slips / trips / falls on surfaces and stairs
· Inhalation of hazardous fumes
· Violent attacks at work
· Repetitive strain injuries (referred to as Occupational Overuse Syndrome)
· Falls from heights
· Construction Accidents
· Entrapment in machinery
· Injuries in technical education classrooms
· Struck-by tools and equipment
· Struck by falling merchandise in retail stores
Want to learn more about how we can help you win your case? Please visit our website: www.podojilconsulting.com or give us a call at (520) 568-5565.