BODILY INJURY INVESTIGATION & RECONSTRUCTION
In these litigious times, even a seemingly minor accident can result in a serious claim. The role of the investigative engineer in accident investigation is to determine from the facts what happened. Injuries requiring investigation and expert testimony can be regarding death or may be relatively minor. Falls from ladders or stairs, collapses of scaffolding, railing or balcony failures and slip and fall incidents happen every day.
The I-ENG-A® network frequently investigates the origin and cause of many different types of bodily injury claims.
Examples of cases include:
Slip and Fall Investigations
Work –Related Injuries
Injuries from Equipment
Faulty Design Evaluations
Improper Maintenance / Maintenance Evaluation
Appropriate caution and warning signs sometimes play a factor into the cause of the accident as well.
Slip and Fall Analysis:
Reconstruction of slip and fall claims involve factors that may need to be determined about the surface or situation surrounding the accident occurrence including:
Surface cleaning procedures.
Surface treatment procedures.
Auditing of maintenance procedures and
Analysis of work records.
Interviews of the involved parties and
The conditions at the time of the scene of the accident must also be considered and verified.
The geometric relationship of objects may play an important determining role in what actually occurred. Diagrams may need to be created to analyze all theoretical possibilities.
Additionally, the biomechanical advisors and members can provide support via validated scientific models. They can provide valuable expertise in the area of injury biomechanics and assessing the severity of injury sustained.