Power Tools Injuries
Manufacturers and suppliers of power tools have a legal and moral duty to sell safe products. Many power tools come with a risk of injury due to unguarded moving parts. The moving parts of a power tool should always be guarded to prevent serious injury. The most common injuries caused by portable power tools are burns, cuts and muscle strains. Sources of injury can include electric shocks, particles in the eyes, fires, falls, explosions of vapors and gases, and falling tools.
If the power tool is unsafe due to a manufacturing or design defect and the power tool injures someone, that person may have a claim against the manufacturer, supplier and the distributor of that power tool.
If you’ve been injured by a power tool, here are some questions you might have:
Do you have a case?
Many seriously injured people do not consult lawyers because they do not think they can sue a responsible party. Sometimes they think the injury was their fault or the fault of another worker who was involved. Nevertheless, it would be in your best interest to consult with a qualified Philadelphia products liability lawyer as soon as possible to determine if you have a valid claim.
Designers of power tools should consider foreseeable uses and misuses of industrial power tools to eliminate injury due to predictable human error. The failure of the power tool designers to protect against human error is poor design and makes them responsible for injuries.
What if a co-worker was involved in the accident?
Just because a co-worker also contributes to the accident does not mean you do not have a case. Negligence on your part, a co-worker’s part or the company’s part does not prevent you from filing a claim against the manufacturer, distributor or supplier of the defective power tool. The key question is whether the power tool should have been designed to eliminate or reduce the condition that caused your injury.
Contact the Qualified Philadelphia Products Liability Lawyers at Galfand Berger
If you or a loved one has been injured, we are happy to answer your questions and have one of our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers review your case for free. Please call us at 1-800-222-USWA (8792) or complete our short contact form and a member of our firm will contact you.
With offices in Philadelphia, Lancaster, Bethlehem and Reading, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. And, remember, there is no fee unless we recover for you.