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Forensic Human Factors Consulting Services

Many injury incidents are caused by products or systems that have not been adequately designed for the people who use them. Others are caused by inattention or other behavior of the persons involved. We use results from existing scientific research and human factors analytical techniques to determine the relative contributions to the incident of the person, circumstances and environment in which the incident occurred. Past cases have involved personal injury incidents related to:

Cases have included trip-and-fall, slip-and-fall; falls on walkways, stairs, and ramps in public, commercial and industrial settings with issues including visibility, illumination, perception, attention, handrails, slip resistance, safety practices, warnings

Failure to warn.
Cases have included failure to warn in public, commercial and industrial settings, with issues involving content and placement of environmental, equipment, and product warnings

Workplace accidents.
Cases have included injury incidents in commercial and industrial settings, with issues including safety practices, warnings, machine guarding, lockout/tagout, instrument panel layouts

Vehicle accidents.
Cases have included automobile, bicycle, construction, and theme-park incidents, with issues including driver behavior, night vision, perception, reaction time, control layout, and safety practices

Litigation Support and Forensic Consulting Services include:
Consulting on human factors issues
Analyzing facts of the case from a scientific perspective
Reviewing existing scientific and technical research
Researching codes and standards
Providing assistance with interrogatories and questions for opposing experts
Conducting new research and investigations
Conducting on-site inspections
Evaluating deposition transcripts and other documents
Preparing declarations and reports
Providing expert opinions at deposition and trial

Learn more about Forensics Human Factors:
 Background information about Human Factors
 Glossary of Human Factors
 Seminars and workshops on Human Factors from HFE Consulting.
 Forensics human factors articles from HFE Consulting.

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