Manufacturers and suppliers of power tools have a legal 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. Common injuries caused by power tools are loss of fingers, hands or limbs, eye damage, burns, cuts and muscle strains.
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.
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.
Remember, 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.
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.
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.
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