Many Workplace Accidents Result From Power Tool Use

Most people work. Many people, at some point or another, get injured on the job. The injury might be serious, minor, long-term, or quick-healing, but the fact is, with so many Americans spending time on the job, workplace injuries happen.

It could be back strain from lifting boxes of copier paper, carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive motion such as typing or meat-cutting, or any number of other causes and resulting injuries. The fact is, though, many tasks require the use of power tools, both at home and on the job. Power tools come with unique hazards, though.

If you have been injured while using a power tool, whether at home or at work, contact the Redding, CA, personal injury attorneys of Maire & Deedon to see if you have a claim and are entitled to compensation.

Injuries In Accidents Involving Power Tools Can Be Serious

Many jobs involve the use of power tools. The use of power tools is common in construction, manufacturing, and a number of trades, including plumbing and electrical work. At the same time, millions of Americans use power tools at home, even if they don’t use them in the course of their work. The risk factors are largely the same for home or professional users – manufacturing or design flaws, improper or lack of maintenance, and adequate training in the use of the power tool.

At home or work, using a power tool can be pretty dangerous, even for professionals or experienced users. In fact, injuries resulting from the use of power tools, large and small, result in a significant number of injuries each year. Power tool injury accidents account for about 400,000 people needing to get treated in emergency rooms annually. Many of these injuries can be quite serious. The sources of these injuries involve a number of commonly used power tools, including:

  • Saws of all kinds, which can be extremely dangerous and, for obvious reasons, can cause among the worse of power tool injuries. Circular and rotary saws result in almost 11,000 injuries annually, while table saws are responsible for another 29,000 injuries each year. Chainsaws top the list, playing a part in about 36,000 injuries every year.
  • Power drills, a power tool that might seem reasonably safe, send nearly 6,000 people to the emergency room each year.
  • Nail guns and other power nailers, vital in the construction trades, account for roughly 37,000 injuries annually.
  • Snowblowers, which are a must-have for landscaping firms in many areas, not to mention many local governments and businesses in wintry locales, are involved in almost 6,000 injuries every year.
  • Riding mowers and lawn tractors, another must-have for landscaping firms, and many firms and government agencies with large properties send another 37,000 people to the emergency room every year.

The injuries suffered in these accidents can be significant, even fatal, and include injuries that can range from cuts and bruises to impalement, amputations, or death.

If You Or A Family Member Has Been Injured In A Power Tool Accident, Call The Attorneys of Maire & Deedon

Power tools are involved in hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. If you or a family member has been injured in an accident involving a power tool, consult with the California personal injury attorneys of Maire & Deedon. We can help you determine if you have a claim and decide upon your best options for pursuing that claim if you do. Our attorneys are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.