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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 power tools which result in such injuries include:

  • drills,
  • nail guns,
  • chain saws,
  • table saws, and
  • circular saws.

Power tool accidents occur for a number reasons, such as operator errors and unsafe practices. For instance, a slip or trip and fall accident near a power tool can result in injuries. Someone using a nail gun on a ladder may fall off the ladder and cause a misfire which injures a bystander. Read more about the dangers of nail guns.

Accident Litigation & Power Tool Accidents

In many cases, power tool accidents are the sole fault of the operator. However, there are cases when a power tool accident occurs due to the negligence of other parties, such as:

  • contractors,
  • subcontractors,
  • power tool maintenance companies,
  • power tool retailers, and
  • power tool rental companies.

In addition, power tool accidents may result in products liability claims against the tool manufacturer, importer, distributor and/or retailer. Liability for a defective power tool comes from the act of placing a defective product in the stream of commerce. That’s why a retailer can be held liable along with a manufacturer.

Power tools are inherently dangerous and those who are injured in any power tool accident should seek advice of a power tool lawyer before taking any legal action in their situation.

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Power Tool Accident Lawyers

Our lawyers have prosecuted several power tool accident cases with much success. If you would like to discuss a potential case with one of our power tool accident lawyers, please call Click To Call.

Our power tool accident lawyers represent victims in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE. Our lawyers can also obtain special admission in other states such as New York or Delaware on a case by case basis.

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