The features that give nail guns their productivity-boosting powers are also what make them extremely dangerous. With their ability to shoot a nail 1,000 feet per second and drive it into a hard surface—even concrete—these time-saving devices can deliver injuries as deadly as those wielded by a firing arm.
Nail guns are the tool of choice for any individual—from a handyman working on his own home to a construction worker building on a worksite. If you were injured in a nail gun accident at work or home, you might think your carelessness caused the mishap, but chances are, you can receive compensation for your injuries.
A Zanes Law nail gun accident lawyer in Phoenix, AZ will investigate your case, determine who’s liable, and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation: (866)-499-8989.
Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) developed a list of the most common causes of nail gun injuries, further detailing the types of nail gun triggers involved in the accident, if relevant.
The following seven causes appear on the list:
OSHA’s research further suggests that your risk of experiencing a nail gun injury doubles when you use a multi-shot contact trigger vs. a single-shot sequential trigger nail gun.
The causes that OSHA lists address many contributing factors, many initiated by mistakes made by the nail-gun user. But what about when a defective or faulty nailer causes the accident?
In these cases, you can and should hold the nail gun manufacturer liable. When the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) discovered that a coil nailer’s faulty feeder enabled a sideways ejection of nails, resulting in accidents in injuries, the organization issued a recall of the defective nailer (Hitachi Koki U.S.A. model number NV83A2).
The victims of these faulty nail gun accidents were eligible to pursue legal action against the manufacturer to be compensated for their damages, which included 15 reported injuries, including five cases of partial blindness.
When you consider that nail guns shoot at a speed of 100 miles per hour, it is easy to imagine how a close-range impact can serve up serious injuries. Some of these injuries resemble what you would see in a shotgun blast, according to medical professionals who have experience treating victims of such nail gun accidents.
Some common injuries caused by nail gun accidents reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) include the following:
Four percent of all workers’ compensation claims relate to nail gun accidents, with 25 percent of these instances resulting in their victims’ losing work time.
If you experience a nail gun accident at work, keep the following in mind:
A nail gun accident lawyer in Phoenix, AZ from Zanes Law will do everything from A to Z to see that you are compensated for your nail gun accident injuries.
Here’s what you can expect from us:
Zanes Law’s nail gun accident lawyers in Phoenix will fight for you to receive the maximum compensation possible for your nail gun injuries and damages.
Some of the damages we may seek include:
If you lost a loved one in a nail gun accident, you have the right to pursue wrongful death action. The Zanes Law team will represent you in this effort with conviction and compassion.
We are happy to give you a free, no-obligation consultation, and we will not charge you a penny unless and until you receive compensation.
You can rest assured that a nail gun accident lawyer in Phoenix, AZ will do everything from A to Z to see that you recover the damages you deserve. Call our law firm now at (866)-499-8989.