Power tools make all kinds of jobs so much easier to do. When you have dozens of screws to fix into a unit for example, an electric screwdriver is the best way to complete the job quickly. You can use an electric saw to cut through various pieces of wood and all manner of other materials too. Power drills are another good example of how to drill holes and insert screws quickly into all manner of areas.
While faulty power tool injuries don’t happen that often, there are occasions when people might be hurt because the tool they were using wasn’t up to the job. This is why you should always check your power tools prior to using them, no matter how recently you last used them. If you can take the time to make sure you check each item carefully for potential damage or issues, you can be sure they are safe to use.
What about using tools in the workplace?
This is a slightly different situation but you should still be sure to avoid faulty power tool injuries if you possibly can. For example while you can check the items yourself, your employer – the person providing you with the tools – has a duty of care to make sure the tools they give you are safe. This means checking them regularly and making sure they are maintained.
If this is not the case and you receive an injury from using a power tool of some kind, you could have an opportunity to claim compensation. The amount you might get would depend on the nature of your injury, how severe it is and which part of the body is affected.
Recovering from injuries caused in this way
People have lost fingers, suffered deep cuts and sustained nerve damage as a result of injuries caused by faulty power tools. Fortunately such incidents don’t happen too often. However, that doesn’t help you if you find yourself in a situation where you are the one to have the injury. It could even prevent you from doing certain things in the future.
Accident Advice Helpline will always try and help you in this situation. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 so you can learn more about whether or not you could make a claim. It might be a productive call and the first step on the way to compensation.
Date Published: August 22, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead