Did you know that power tool accidents account for around 400,000 emergency room visits per year? From nail guns to drills and from saws to jackhammers, power tools can cause severe disabling and life-threatening injuries. If you were injured at work due to a power tool accident, you could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Contacting an experienced Boston workers’ comp attorney can help guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have regarding your case.
Power Tools That Injure Workers
Any power tool can cause serious injuries. However, the power tools that cause the most workplace injuries include:
- Nail guns
- Chain saws
- Stationary table saws
- Circular saws
- Power drills
- Air compression devices
Types of Power Tool Injuries
Since there is such a wide variety of power tools, there are numerous types of injuries you can sustain. The most common workplace injuries in Boston, MA involving power tools include:
- Puncture wounds
- Electrical burns/shocks
- Flying debris
- Crushing accidents
- Exposure to harmful dust and fumes
- Hearing damage
- Eye injuries
- Slips and falls over power cords or air hoses
- Neck and back injuries
Common Reasons for Power Tool Accidents
Whatever the cause of your injury, you could still be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. This is because workers’ comp is a no-fault system, which means it doesn’t matter who or what caused your injury (with certain exceptions). Whether inexperience, improper training, a mechanical defect, or inattention caused your power tool accident, you rightfully deserve compensation.
Contact a Massachusetts Workers’ Comp Attorney
Power tool injuries have the power to drastically affect you and your family. The financial burden caused by expensive medical bills and time off work, along with permanent scarring and disfigurement can decrease your quality of life. At Powers & Caccavale, we have been advocating for injured workers throughout Massachusetts for over 30 years. We know that insurance companies will try to deny, slow down, or stop your benefits altogether. If you need legal help, take the first steps by filling out our free case evaluation or by calling us at (617) 379-0016.