Power drills can quickly become one of the most dangerous power tools when not used correctly, and if you’re using a power drill at work, it’s vital that you receive the proper safety training from your employer. Without the proper training, you could be injured at work, and make a claim for power drill injury compensation. With Accident Advice Helpline, you can make a claim on a 100% no win, no fee** basis, which means there are no upfront legal fees to worry about – good news if you’re struggling financially after your accident.
What sort of injuries could be caused by a power drill?
The most common types of injuries caused by a power drill are injuries to the hands, fingers, face and eyes, although electric shock is also fairly common. It’s important that drills are regularly inspected and well maintained. If a power drill has been dropped, hit against something or been in contact with moisture, the insulation could weaken which could make the drill ‘live’, putting you at risk of electric shock. The drill wires and connections should be regularly checked, as well as any extension cords which are being used.
Drill bits should also be checked to make sure they are straight in the drill’s jaws; they shouldn’t wobble when the drill is turned on. If the drill bit is loose or if you start drilling at the wrong angle, the bit may fly out or break, causing facial or eye injuries. It’s also important to wear the right clothing when drilling. Avoid loose clothing, scarves and long hair that isn’t tied back, as these could catch in the drill, causing serious injury. Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as eye protection, gloves and safety boots should be provided by your employer, to reduce your risk of injury. If your employer hasn’t provided you with PPE then you could make a claim for power drill injury compensation if the worst happens and you’re injured.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help?
You can make a claim for personal injury compensation within three years of your accident and our team of expert advisors are on hand to offer confidential advice, so give us a call on 0800 689 0500. Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience handling personal injury claims and we have dealt with a number of claims relating to faulty power tools; so you know you can trust us to get you the compensation you’re entitled to.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton
Category: Working with tools injury