Power Tool Injuries
Although power tools have a number of benefits and are designed to make many tasks more efficient, they can also be extremely dangerous. From commercial construction sites to do-it-yourself projects at home, millions of people use power tools every day across the United States. When these devices are defective or malfunction, their users or others in the vicinity may suffer severe injuries through no fault of their own.
If you have been harmed by a malfunctioning power tool, you may be able to seek financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages as appropriate to the circumstances of your particular case. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact an injury attorney of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765 to schedule an initial consultation.
Common Power Tool Dangers
When using power tools, it is important to take extra precaution in order to stay as safe as possible. This includes working in good lighting and always wearing protective goggles, long-sleeve shirts, pants, and ear plugs. Regrettably, despite all of your efforts to ensure that you are using a power tool in a safe manner, there is little that can be done to predict or account for a malfunction. Some common power tool threats include the following:
- Losing a limb, hand, or finger from a power saw
- Misfiring nail guns causing severe puncture wounds
- Riding lawnmowers turning over
- Electrical shock injuries
- Severe lacerations from chain saws
You should not be left to bear the burden of medical bills and other complications introduced to your life by an encounter with a flawed power tool, and a successful legal action against the manufacturer can help you to obtain suitable compensation. Contact a Nashville personal injury lawyer of Pohl & Berk, LLP, by calling 615-277-2765 today.