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Professional Forensic Engineering

Bodily Injury

Injuries often involve falls from ladders or stairs, collapses of scaffolding, railing or balcony failures and slip and fall incidents. In these litigious times, even a seemingly minor slip and fall accident can result in a claim or lawsuit.

I-ENG-A of Orange County and the I-ENG-A network investigate the origin and cause of many different types of bodily injury claims. The I-ENG-A Biomechanical team investigates to decipher with factual scientific data, the relationship between the incident and the injury sustained.

Examples of cases include:

  • Slip and Fall Investigations
  • Work –Related Injuries
  • Injuries from Equipment
  • Faulty Design Evaluations
  • Improper Maintenance
  • Appropriate Caution/Warning Signs

Investigation to determine why the worker lost arm due to the machine.
An evaluation of the equipment was performed

Initial Investigations

The investigation will likely begin with a review of all relevant documentation (including medical reports), an on-site inspection, the taking of photographs and interviewing of the involved parties.

Death: Safety Shield Penetration
Of a Brush Cutter


Many factors may need to be determined about the surface or situation surrounding the accidents occurrence including:

  • Surface cleaning procedures
  • Surface treatment procedures
  • Lighting
  • Auditing of maintenance procedures and materials
  • Analysis of work records
  • Medical records review
  • Interviews of the involved parties and witnesses

The conditions at the time of the scene of the accident must also be considered and verified

Death: Carbon monoxide/Furnace investigation
What caused the malfunction was the product defective or was there a lack of maintenance?


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. But more importantly, is the biomechanics software application, in conjunction with expert scientists and physicians to decipher scientifically the relationship between the failure and the injuries using factual, measureable data.