Human factors experts are important for several different types of cases. Many lawsuits result from an accident while an individual is utilizing some type of product, machinery, or systematic process. Human factors refer to the interaction between humans and the design of everyday products or services. Human factors (also referred to as ergonomics) is relevant to a great number of industries, since it must be considered for virtually every type of product or machinery utilized by human beings.
An accident involving any type of machinery may be attributed to human factors. Human factors expert witnesses are often asked to provide an expert opinion based on the findings of an accident investigation and reconstruction as a means of determining whether the design of the machinery was flawed in relation to human interaction. Claims may be made against the engineers for not properly adhering to human factors when designing the machine in question during a case.
Furniture and tools may also be the subject of a case involving human factors, since such products may collapse or not function properly due to an error during the engineering and design phases of manufacturing. Human factors expert witnesses are often skilled in industrial engineering, safety engineering, and biomechanics, as each of these disciplines may be highly relevant to a human factors-related lawsuit.
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