Power tools are used at professional construction sites as well as homes across the country as an easy and efficient way of completing a task or job. While power tools have a number of benefits, they can also be extremely dangerous. If power tools malfunction or are mishandled by careless individuals, they could cause serious and potentially life-altering injuries.
As the victim of a power tool accident caused by another party’s negligence, you may be able to seek financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact the Delaware personal injury lawyers of Morris James, LLP, today to schedule a free consultation.
Common Power Tool Accidents
The dangers associated with the use of power tools are well understood as is evidenced by the safety precautions which are so frequently taken by those who use them. Individuals may wear protective clothing, safety goggles, or in some cases ear plugs to prevent certain types of harm. Unfortunately, power tools may still malfunction and cause significant injury. Some common power tool hazards include:
- Injuries from electrical shock
- Lacerations or amputations from power saws, table saws, or chain saws
- Nail or staple gun puncture wounds
These are representative of possible power tool injuries but should in no way be regarded as a complete accounting of the dangers. For an injury or product liability lawsuit to be viable, one’s injuries must have been the direct result of a flawed power tool or its incautious operation by another party.
There is a limited window of time in which one can pursue legal action after suffering an injury, so it is important that you not delay seeking legal counsel and representation soon after sustaining harm in a power tool related accident. Contact the Delaware product liability attorneys of Morris James, LLP.