Product Liability Lawyer
Every year, many workplace accidents are attributed to defective tools. Although workers may be trained to follow safety procedures; if ladders have broken rungs, hand tools come without safety devices, or nail guns lack safety features and lock mechanisms, there is little that can be done to prevent an accident and resulting injuries.
A product liability attorney at Arnold & Itkin LLP can offer you skilled legal guidance if you or someone you love has been injured by a defective tool. Whether you were working on a home improvement project or are a construction worker who was injured on the job, one of our skilled lawyers can offer you knowledgeable insight regarding your legal options and rights at this point. You can find out whether you have grounds for a claim against the manufacturer of a defective product and can begin taking the steps necessary to seek and recover maximum
financial compensation for your injuries.
Through our years in practice, we have recovered significant settlements and verdicts on behalf of our injured clients and the families of those who have lost their lives due to the negligence of another. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for the injured. Find out how we can help you by calling a product liability lawyer for a free consultation.
Types of Defective Tool Claims
We have highlighted several of the key types of defective tool cases our team can handle:
Ladders are the one of the most basic pieces of equipment used in the workplace and contribute to many accidents. Broken rungs, cracked rungs and broken railings can all catch a worker off-guard. A ladder may also lack anti-slip features necessary to hold it firm on a smooth surface. Also, extendable ladders often come with complicated mechanisms for both setting up and collapsing the ladder, exposing hands and fingers to crushing injuries. Some ladders tend to collapse all at once, raising the potential for injuries. Click here to read more about defective ladders.
Because electricity is so necessary for the operation of a construction project, generators can be found on almost every construction site. When used in enclosed spaces, like tool sheds, generators can emit carbon monoxide fumes and pose a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Generators are also susceptible to overheating, posing a risk of fire and burn hazards. Damaged or easily detachable fuel tank lids can leak or spill, increasing the potential for fire or explosion. Click here to read more
about defective generators.
Nail Gun Defects
Due to the large number of injuries attributed to these tools, nail guns have received a lot of attention in recent years. Every year thousands of people are rushed to emergency rooms with puncture wounds and eye, face, and head injuries as a result of nail gun accidents. Nails shoot from these guns at extremely high speeds and the resulting injuries are very similar to those sustained in gunshot accidents. Research has shown that the operation mechanisms of most nail guns are partly to blame for many accidents. Click here to read more about defective nail guns.
Power Tool Defects
Chain saws, table saws, shapers, cordless drills, electric staplers, belt sanders, lathes, routers, and other tools can malfunction in the absence of adequate safety mechanisms. Click here to read more about defective power tools.
Welding Rod Defects
If you have been injured because of chemical exposure from the welding process, contact an attorney from our firm as soon as possible. A common health concern resulting from this is manganese poisoning which may lead to Parkinson's disease. Click here to learn more about welding rod defects.
Take this opportunity to learn more about your legal rights after an accident involving a defective tool. Contact a product liability lawyer today.