A merchandise cart, referred to as a “Rocket Cart”, that Wal-Mart and other retail stores use to move merchandise around the store to stock shelves may contain a hazardous and dangerous defect. We have learned that workers all around the country are being injured by these carts due to a design defect. These Rocket Carts may be defectively designed because the upper shelf will falsely latch and, as a result, cause the shelf to expectedly fall and strike an employee in the head. The main failure is that the user of the Rocket Cart may hear a “clicking” sound which indicates to them that the pin is securely locked, when in fact it is not latched securely. Most users are struck because they are unaware that the shelf is not securely latched despite the fact that they have taken the appropriate steps to properly latch the shelf. The majority of injuries are to the employee’s head because they are bent over in front of the Rocket Cart retrieving merchandise to put on the shelves.
Many of these injures will occur on the job, thus prompting a likely Workers Compensation claim. However, if you are injured by a defective product at work, such as a Rocket Cart, then you may be able to also pursue a third-party action against the company that designed and manufactured the defective product or device that caused you injuries.
If you or a loved one have been injured because of a defective “Rocket Cart”, please contact the Goings Law Firm, LLC today to determine if you have a legal claim against the product manufacturer of the “Rocket Cart” or similar cart. Call (803) 350-9230 today for a free consultation.