Nail Gun Accidents
An attorney will fight for justice
Construction technology continues to evolve, replacing many classic tools. But with an influx of technology, construction workers, contractors, and subcontractors are expected to be trained and attentive. Nail guns are commonly used as a faster and more efficient alternative to the claw hammer, and when used safely, they save a great deal of time and effort on construction sites. But using a defective nail gun, or using a nail gun irresponsibly, can make a serious construction accident happen in an instant.
Following a nail gun accident, many workers may get the impression that they'll receive prompt workers' compensation coverage. However, it's not that simple. You may be out of work for weeks or months, unable to collect a paycheck. And you can't count on workers' compensation to cover all of your expenses. The nail gun accident lawyers at Giampa Law will fight for justice and uncover the full compensation for your losses.
Why nail gun accidents happen
Nail gun accidents can happen for a number of reasons, including:
- Double-fire: This happens when the nail gun discharges two nails rather than one.
- Unintended discharge: This can happen if the safety mechanisms are bypassed or safety is turned off with the trigger squeezed.
- Nail penetrates through wood: If a nail penetrates through a thin piece of a wood and makes contact with the worker, an injury can occur.
- Nail ricochets off hard surface or metal: When a nail hits and unintended surface and ricochets, it can make contact with a worker or bystander.
- Nail gun is defective or missing a piece: If a nail gun is missing a piece or defective, an accidental discharge can occur.
- Nail gun is mishandled: Workers should be properly trained and handle a nail gun responsibly. Mishandling a nail gun can result in injury to self or others around you.
Consult with us today
Nail gun accidents can often result in injuries to the fingers and hands. In many cases, emergency medical attention and surgery are required to remove a nail. This can cost thousands of dollars and leave you out of work for a lengthy period of time - unable to collect a paycheck. That's why you need to speak with a lawyer who knows how to handle nail gun accident cases.
If you were injured in a nail gun accident because of the negligence of another worker, contractor, subcontractor, employer, or tool manufacturer, you may be entitled to injury compensation in addition to workers' compensation benefits. Find out how our law firm can help maximize your compensation. Contact us at our Bronx office and schedule a free consultation.