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  • Category: Hand Injury

    Who Is Responsible if My Hand Injury Was Caused by a Power Tool at Work?

    About 400,000 people go to the emergency room every year because of power tools. Construction workers and employees in manufacturing industries rely heavily on power tools. When a power tool is defective or used without proper instruction or warning, it can cause severe and life-altering injuries. Hand injuries are one of the most common injuries when[…]

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    What Types of Defective Machinery Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries?

    When work machinery or equipment contains a hazardous or unsafe condition or is defective it can lead to catastrophic injuries that change lives forever. Virtually any type of production or processing machinery that contain moving and/or rotating parts, pinch points and in-running pinch points are just some examples of dangerous machinery many Pennsylvania workers use[…]

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    What are Specific Loss Benefits for Hand Injuries?

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, hand injuries account for approximately 23 percent of all reported work-related injuries, ranking second only to back and neck injuries. Hand injuries are expensive and tragic, particularly when they result in the amputation of fingers or the entire hand, or specific loss of use of the same. Workers’[…]

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    Preventing Workplace Hand Injuries

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), every year approximately 1 million workers require emergency medical care for hand injuries that they sustain on the job. In fact, in the United States hand injuries are the second-leading cause of workplace injury. For many workers a hand injury can result in physical and financial consequences,[…]

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    Nail Gun Injuries

    Nail guns are among the most frequently used tools at commercial and residential construction sites due to their ability to increase worker productivity. Despite their ease of use, nail guns present unique safety risks for construction workers. Each year, over 37,000 nail gun accidents result in hospital emergency room visits for injuries ranging from lost[…]

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