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:
- 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:
- 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.
Related Power Tool Accident Articles:
- Power Tool Accidents – Tips to Avoid Injuries
- Pennsylvania & New Jersey Nail Gun Accident Law – Liability of Nail Gun Retailers
- Power Tool Safety Issues in Products Liability Cases
Power Tool Accident Lawyers
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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