Injuries Involving Construction Accidents and Power Tools

Dec 10, 2016 — by Gary Zucker
Tags: Construction Accidents Workers Compensation Personal Injury

Even trained construction workers can suffer serious injuries from power tools. Such injuries can result from a negligent supervisor or coworker, or they may result from a product defect. Regardless of who is responsible, if you suffered an injury from a power tool, you need an experienced construction accident attorney on your side. At Gary A. Zucker & Associates, our team has extensive experience relating to construction accidents and power tools for workers in the Brooklyn, NY area. We will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Types of Power Tools

There are a number of different power tools regularly used by construction workers that can cause serious injury if mishandled in any way. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • Various types of saws, including electric, concrete, chain, and jigsaws
  • Drills
  • Nail guns
  • Jackhammers
  • Sanders and buffers
  • Compressors

Power Tool Injuries

In best-case scenarios, a power tool may cause a minor injury such as a laceration. Minor injuries are rare when working with power tools, though. More serious injuries, such as deep lacerations, nerve damage, paralysis, loss of limbs, and even death, are unfortunately more common. These injuries not only put the injured construction worker out of a job for several months or more, but it leads to mounting medical bills.

Negligence

In most cases, power tool injuries are not caused by an inexperienced operator. More frequently, they result from a negligent supervisor or coworker. These parties may remove safety guards to clean the tools or in an effort to speed up the work, both of which can lead to catastrophic results. In other cases, the power tool is defective. This defect is likely the result of a negligent designer or manufacturer.

Who Is Liable?

To determine who is liable for injuries caused by a power tool, our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation. This may include investigating the power tool manufacturer and reviewing other product liability claims against the manufacturer. We will also investigate your workplace, supervisor, and coworkers for violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. You can rest assured that whichever party is at fault for your injuries will be held responsible. Our attorneys will aggressively pursue damages on your behalf to compensate you for:

  • Lost wages due to time off work, or loss of income if your injury prevents you from returning to work
  • Any present and perceived future medical bills, including any procedures, medications, or rehabilitation you may require
  • Physical and emotional trauma
  • Reduced quality of life

Contact Our Law Firm Today

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a construction accident involving a power tool and you believe another party is responsible, contact us today. Our team can meet with you to thoroughly evaluate your case and discuss the legal options available to you. You can feel confident that we will represent you and your interests to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

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