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Injuries from Power Tools: Defective Saws, Sanders, Welding Torches

By Matthew Golitko on January 10, 2017

A construction workerConstruction accidents involving power tools account for more than 400,000 visits to the ER each year. They also cause nearly 200 deaths a year. While misuse of power tools is a common cause of injury, product defects can also result in serious injury. Defective saws, sanders, welding torches, presses, and other tools can all cause injury. We represent Indianapolis, IN workers who have suffered severe injuries caused by defects in their design or manufacturing process.

Injuries Caused by Defective Saws, Sanders, Welding Torches, and Presses

Power tools are dangerous if mishandled. They can cause serious and permanent injuries if they are not used properly. A defective power tool can be even more dangerous. Two of the most common injuries associated with power tools are amputation and electrocution. Amputation almost always results in a permanent disability. Electrocution can cause severe burns, heart problems, and even death.

Types of Power Tool Defects

Generally, when we think of a product defect, we think of a product that is broken or missing a key component to function properly. Product defects also encompass defects in design and marketing. Design defects generally mean the product was dangerous from the start. For power tools, this could mean the tool lacked one or more key safety features of other tools. Marketing defects generally refer to those products that are marketed and sold without adequate warning labels and safety instructions.

Long-term Consequences

An injury from a defective power tool can cause serious and permanent damage. Victims of these injuries generally require extensive medical treatment and care. This may include one or more surgical procedures, physical rehabilitation, use of a wheelchair or other medical equipment, and much more. Because many of these injuries result in permanent injury, victims typically cannot return to work. Those who do eventually return to work usually must take lower-paying jobs in other fields. In addition to the financial burden victims face, their personal relationships can also suffer.

Your Product Liability Claim

If you were involved in a construction accident caused by a defective power tool, you need the experienced attorneys of Golitko & Daly on your side. We have an extensive background in both construction accidents and product liability. Our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to determine if the product manufacturer is liable for your injuries. If so, we will file a claim on your behalf to recover damages to compensate you for your suffering.

We will assemble a strong and persuasive claim to hold the manufacturer accountable for its negligence. We will diligently pursue damages to compensate you for your hardships, including:

  • Expenses for medical treatment and care
  • Loss of income or reduced earning capacity
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of reduced companionship for immediate family members

Meet with Our Construction Accident and Product Liability Experts

Our attorneys have helped numerous clients in similar situations recover the damages they deserve. Contact our law firm today to learn more about how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve as well.

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