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Power Tool Accident Law Library

The following articles, frequently asked questions, news articles and blogposts are provided by our Pennsylvania and New Jersey power tool and defective product accident lawyers. They are for information only. Prior to making any decisions about your case, it is vital to contact an experienced, knowledgeable defective product accident lawyer.

Recent Power Tool Accident Case Results:

  • $1 Million – Power tool misfired, striking user in the eye, causing permanent vision loss
  • $925,000 – Power tool misfired, striking user in the eye, causing permanent vision loss

Power Tool Accident Law Articles

  • Defective Tools – Do You Have a Lawsuit Against the Manufacturer? Injured in a tool accident? How do you know if you have a valid case against the tool manufacturer? There are 3 types of product injury claims: mechanical defect, design defect and failure to warn.
  • Power Tool Recalls & Avoiding Power Tool Accidents – The Importance of Registering Products It is a major problem in recent years. Many types of power tools have been recalled for one reason or another.  Also, power tools are inherently dangerous. Table saws, bandsaws, etc., can cause fatal injuries in a matter of seconds. The problem is that many power tool users simply do not learn about recalls and ...
  • PA Defective Product Accident Law – Manufacturing Defects in Nail Guns Nail gun accidents account for nearly 40,000 ER visits a year. This is due in large part to increased accessibility and the relative low cost of nail guns. Each year, more and more do it yourself homeowners are buying and using nail guns. Therefore, more and more people are injured in nail gun accidents each year. Dangerous ...
  • Power Tool Accident Cases – What You Need to Know About Liability Each year since the late 1990’s, there have been roughly 400,000 power tool injuries treated in the ER. There have been nearly 1 million medically treated power tool injuries per year as well. In addition, power tool accidents claim the lives of roughly 200 people each year. Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission Hazard Screening Report, ...
  • Power Tool Accidents & Injuries Power tools are a vital necessity for both commercial and residential builders as well as homeowners. Due to the influx of large home improvement stores, access to power tools is easy. More and more homeowners buy or rent power tools. This increased access, however, comes with a cost. Power tools are incredibly powerful and capable of ...
  • Power Tool Accident Prevention – The Danger of Power Tools Power tools are a basic necessity for those in the construction industry as well as private individuals like do-it-yourself folks. They have revolutionized the way we build and remodel our buildings and our homes. However, accidents involving power tools can cause severe injury like severed fingers, nerve/bone damage, burns and eye injuries. Common kinds of ...
  • Pennsylvania & New Jersey Defective Products Liability Law – Injury to Bystanders It’s a common question in a products liability case involving a power tool like a nail gun: Is the product manufacturer liable for injury to a bystander ? Pennsylvania and New Jersey Defective Products Law Under Pennsylvania and New Jersey products liability law, those who come into contact with and are injured by a defective product are ...
  • Defective Tools & Pennsylvania Defective Products Liability Law Defects in tools can range from failure of safety mechanisms to poor design. In some instances, there may be a claim for failure to provide proper warnings. Under Pennsylvania products liability laws, those who are injured as a result of using a defective tool or bystanders who come into contact with a defective tool may be ...
  • Power Tool Accidents-Tips to Avoid Injuries Power tool use has increased over the last twenty years. Largely due to increased accessibility, more and more homeowners are buying, using, and renting these kinds of products. Some of the most popular tools include: reciprocating saws, hammer drills, circular saws, table saws, and power drills. Power tool accidents at home or at a workplace, like a construction site, can result ...
  • Avoid Carbon Monoxide Exposure at Work and Home 5 Tips to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide is a very dangerous gas. The danger of carbon monoxide is that it is odorless and tasteless. Victims of carbon monoxide poisoning do not usually notice any symptoms until it is too late. Even minimal exposure can result in serious brain injury and in some cases, death. In ...
  • Power Tool Safety Issues in Products Liability Cases Even though the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) updates regulations related to power tools, injury rates remain relatively high, especially for tools like table saws. The CPSC estimates that there are roughly 10 finger amputations per day in table saw accidents. Many power tools have been subject to recalls over the last few years. Below are ...
  • Pennsylvania Product Liability Claims in Table Saw Accidents Each year, thousands of people are injured in table saw accidents. Fingers may be severed and severe damage to the muscles, tendons or nerves may occur. Pennsylvania law is clear that product manufacturers such as table saw manufacturers have a duty to provide reasonably safe products. This same duty applies to any company or business ...

Power Tool Accident Law FAQs

  • I was injured in a tool accident at work. What are my rights? Tool accidents at work are very common and almost always result in serious injury. Workers often make the mistake of filing a workers’ compensation claim and never seeking an opinion as to whether additional parties may be held liable. This is especially important in cases where a worker is unable to return to work or ...
  • Can a bystander bring a products liability case? A: In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, bystanders who are injured in a defective product accident are eligible to bring products liability actions against product manufacturers. The plaintiff in a products liability action is not required to have purchased the product. Bystanders may be able to receive financial compensation for their pain and suffering, medical bills ...
  • Who are the parties in a defective tool products case? A: In general, there are three different kinds of claims which can be made when a defective tool like a nail gun or saw results in injury. Read more about nail gun products liability and failure to warn claims here. So, there are three different kinds of parties: products liability defendants, contractors and subcontractors, and ...
  • I was using a tool which malfunctioned. I am not sure if I have a case. What should I do? A: If an injury resulted, you should seek legal advice on whether you have a viable case against the product manufacturer. However, even if injury did not occur, you should still report the injury to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. You can report unsafe products at www.cpsc.gov. The CPSC keeps track of all complaints and ...
  • Can a power tool rental company in Pennsylvania be held liable for a defective tool? A: Under Pennsylvania law, it is possible for a tool rental company to be held liable for renting a defective tool. In addition to the rental company, the tool manufacturer and original retailer may be held liable. Click here to read about Pennsylvania defective products law and power tools.  Defective power tool cases often involve ...
  • What is involved in a power tool injury case? A: The two critical parts of a power tool injury case are investigation and expert analysis. Typically, power tool injury cases involve defective product liability claims. In addition, there may be negligence claims. For instance, in situations where a power tool is rented and it causes injury, there may be a negligent maintenance, negligent service ...

Power Tool Accident Law Latest News

  • Defective Product News – Ryobi Power Tool Battery Chargers Recalled Earlier this month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and a U.S. based power tool importing company issued a joint recall of over half a million Ryobi brand power tool battery chargers. On November 5, 2013, the CPSC and One World Technologies, based out of South Carolina, recalled approximately 578,000 Ryobi brand power tool battery chargers. ...
  • 5000+ Circular Saws Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard For immediate release, October 9, 2013 The Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with a product manufacturer has issued a recall of over 5,000 TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Circular Saws. The potential hazard involved with these saws is a defect with the plunge lock. It can engage when not intended and therefore cause the saw blade ...
  • Nail Gun Accident Lawyers Announce Two Major Victories in Defective Nail Gun Accident Cases This past year, the nail gun accident lawyers at the Philadelphia law firm of Laffey, Bucci & Kent resolved two nail gun accident cases in Pennsylvania. Outcome: One case settled for $1,000,000 (one million) dollars and the other settled for $925,000. Both of these nail gun accident cases settled prior to trial. Nature of the defect: The ...
  • Another Riding Lawn Mower Recall Notice – Toro Lawn Mowers Recalled *For immediate release Just as the lawn care season is beginning, a major riding lawn mower manufacturer issued a recall of nearly 4,000 lawn mowers. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Recall Number 13-147), the Toro Company is recalling nearly 4,000 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series riding lawn mowers with serial numbers74141, 74134, and ...
  • Cordless Drills Recalled Due to Fire & Burn Hazard Last month, the Consumer Products Safety Commission recalled over 100,000 cordless drills. These power tools were manufactured in China and imported by Harbor Freight Tools of California. They were sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores across the country in 2008 through May 2012. The drills were recalled due to a potential for overheating of the trigger ...
  • 22,000 Miter Saws Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard Yesterday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of over 22,000 Robert Bosch miter saws. There is a risk that the lower guard can break  and then come into contact with the blade. This poses a laceration hazard to users and bystanders. The saws involved in the recall are the SkilSaw® ...
  • Echo Bear Cat Hydraulic Log Splitters Recalled – Tool & Machine Product Liability Cases in PA & NJ Last month, the Consumer Products Safety Commission issued a recall of roughly 120 log splitters due to the potential for the cylinder and cap to detach, striking a user or bystander. Log splitters are primarily used in residential and commercial firewood applications. Arborists and tree trimmers use them as well. When these kinds of tools or ...

Power Tool Accident Law Blogposts

  • Ensuring Meritorious Defective Product Injury Claims Personal injury claims get a bad rap. Media headlines often twist jury verdicts in personal injury cases to seem unfair or overboard. Oftentimes, a certain case is presented to appear as though it was not meritorious. Product liability and injury cases are no exception. As defective product injury lawyers, it is our job to ensure that ...
  • Defective Products & Injury The reality is that we live in an increasingly commercialized world. The number of goods and services available today vastly outnumber what was available 30 or even 20 years ago. According to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, each year since 1960, there has been an increase in the number of cars sold – about 3.5 ...
  • Power Tool Malfunctioned…Now What? Power tool use is through the roof over the past decade. Thanks to large home improvement stores around the country, nearly every household either owns or has regular access to large, heavy duty power tools, like table saws, pressure washers, etc. When these products malfunction, the user may be able to bring a product liability ...

About Our Power Tool Accident Lawyers

Our lawyers have handled power tool defective product cases with much success. Please contact our office to discuss your potential power tool accident case. 800-220-7600

Our lawyers are licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and have the resources to handle matters as special counsel in states across the country.

What Former Clients Have to Say About Our Lawyers:

“Jeff Laffey’s representation of myself and my fellow plaintiffs was nothing short of excellence. Jeff’s charm and wit were quickly shelved for diligence and tenacity when appropriate and necessary. Jeff’s efforts resulted in an extremely fair settlement. I have and will continue to recommend Jeff to all potential clients.” Jim McGarrity Philadelphia Carpenters’ Union, Local 465

“I would like to thank Brian and his staff for making this process as stress-free and painless as they could. I would highly recommend Brian Kent to handle any workplace safety accident case.” – Joe

*Disclaimer: The lawyers at Laffey, Bucci & Kent provide quality legal advice to individuals after accepting their case. No attorney-client relationship is created by this website. Nothing on this site is intended to provide legal advice. Because every case is unique, discussion of prior outcomes and settlements in past cases is no guarantee of a similar outcome in current or future cases.