Power Tool Injuries
In a number of jobs and professions, individuals are required to use equipment and some tools that can be extremely dangerous. In many construction jobs, workers use power tools such as drills and saws that can cause severe injury when handled negligently or when they are defective. There is unfortunately a significant likelihood that these workers may be harmed during the course of their employment while using power tools, and the injuries sustained may require medical attention or prevent them from working.
If you have suffered an injury in the workplace while utilizing power tools, we can help you to better understand your legal rights regarding workers’ compensation. Contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, at 910-488-1600 today to schedule a free consultation with a skilled and experienced attorney.
Staying Safe with Power Tools
Power tool accidents can happen even if the individual properly uses the equipment. You can suffer an injury when someone else negligently uses a tool or if the drill or saw malfunctions because of faulty manufacturing or design. You can reduce your chance of an injury by following these safety tips:
- Always wear safety gear when using power tools, such as a helmet and goggles
- Never use a power tool without proper training or under supervision
- Check tools regularly to make sure they are working properly
- Keep your workplace clean
There is a limited window of time in which one can pursue a claim, and there are particular steps that must be taken to ensure that your rights are protected. Contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, by calling 910-488-1600 for assistance and representation in this trying time.