Every day someone is hospitalized due to an injury caused by some sort of tool. Weather it be something as simple as a hammer and nails to a skill saw, high-powered and high performing tools have led to some fairly catastrophic and debilitating injuries. When the manufactures of various tools design, construct, and market such devices, they are held to a very high standard of care. A lawyer can help you determining if a manufacturer breached their duty to make a product reasonably safe.
How common are hand and power tool injuries?
The number of injuries that power tools cause each yeah is really quite alarming. Consider the following:
Power tool injuries account for roughly 400,000 annual emergency room visits. Among the dangerous tools are:
- Power Nailers: 37,000 Emergency Room Trips per year
- Chain Saws: 36,000 Emergency Room Trips per year
- Table Saws: 29,000 Emergency Room Trips per year
Electrical appliances and hazards also pose a substantial risk for injuries that happen on the job. 6% of all workplace fatalities (places employing 11+ people) are the result of electrocutions. All it take is one-tenth of an amp of electricity passing through the body for two seconds to kill.
If you or someone you love has been harmed on the job while using a machine, power tool, or some sort of electrical device, you may need legal help. At the Bruner Firm we have dealt extensively with workplace injuries and other personal injuries in the past. Our Panama City Lawyer / Fort Walton Beach Lawyer is ready to help you obtain the compensation you may need and deserve. Medical bills can sink a family. Call us today at (850) 243-2222 or fill out our contact form.
If you find yourself saying, “I need a lawyer in Fort Walton Beach” call us today. We can help.
“The Most Dangerous Power Tools,” Forbes.com, December 2009.
MEM Safety Materials, 2009.