Those who work in the construction industry or work with power tools on a regular basis are well aware of the dangers involved and steps that must be taken to ensure personal safety. However, when the products you work with are inherently defective or poorly designed, injuries can happen even when proper safety precautions are taken.
At Graham Coffey & Co, we specialise in representing those injured by defective saws and bladed power tools such as table saws, jigsaws, chain saws or circular saws, among others. Whether you were injured at work or whilst pursuing a hobby, we understand the often serious nature of your injury. Our solicitors work diligently to pursue maximum compensation from negligent employers or manufacturers on your behalf.
Most common causes of power tool injuries
- Missing blade guards
- Electrical faults
- Design faults resulting in flying fragments or insecure blades
- Waste collection failures
- Toxic fumes/poor ventilation
- Poor instructions for self-assembly or use
- Failed emergency shut-off mechanisms
- Poor enclosure of moving parts
- Trapping mechanisms in which hair or hands can be caught
Injuries sustained from bladed power tools are often severe and may result in deep lacerations or even severed fingers or hands. Other common injuries include lung diseases due to poorly vented exhaust systems, eye irritations or the loss of an eye due to projectiles, and serious burns.
Those who work with power tools as a hobby do not necessarily have the expertise to know when parts are missing from the box or whether guards are properly installed. When these failures result in serious injury, our Manchester solicitors for power tool injuries can assist you in seeking compensation from negligent manufacturers or retailers for their oversight.