Nail guns can generate enough force to fire nails up to 10 cm long and at velocities of up to 1400 feet per second. This is akin to firing a .22 caliber handgun or rifle. The most common type of nail gun works using compressed air to activate the captive piston, which then fires nails, bolts or other fasteners.
Nail gun injuries result in nearly 40,000 emergency room visits per year for construction workers and “do-it-yourself” homeowners who use nail guns. These tools are powerful and used in all types of construction, both residential and commercial. They are commonly used for roofing, siding, framing, subflooring, decking, fencing, and sheathing.
Framing nail guns, which are common known as “stick and coil” nail guns are particularly dangerous because they fire large nails and are very powerful. When nail gun accidents occur, the injuries are usually to the hands and fingers. In serious injury cases, extensive damage to muscle, tissue and bone can occur. Some cases are fatal, especially where there is injury to the spine, head, neck or eyes. If not fatal, injuries to these areas usually result in brain injury, fractures, paralysis, and blindness.
Nail gun injuries most commonly occur as a result of:
In nail gun accident cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the potential liable parties often include not only an employer, but also, contractors and subcontractors. There may be product liability claims against nail gun manufacturers, distributors, and retailers for defective manufacture, defective design or inadequate warnings.
Consumers or workers who are seriously injured in Pennsylvania or New Jersey nail gun accidents may be able to obtain financial compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. Workers injured in on the job nail gun accidents can make claims in addition to, or on top of, workers’ compensation.
However, most workers injured in on the job nail gun accidents only make workers’ compensation claims and never seek expert advice as to whether there are other claims to be made. Regardless of whether the nail gun accident happened at work or at home, it is vital to speak to an experienced Pennsylvania and New Jersey nail gun accident lawyer as soon as possible to determine liability of others.
At the Philadelphia, PA and NJ personal injury accident law firm of Laffey, Bucci & Kent, our experienced attorneys are committed to providing quality representation and individual attention to their clients and their clients’ families.
Our highly rated Philadelphia, PA and NJ nail gun accident lawyers and attorneys have many solid years of experience handling all types of work-related accident and personal injury cases. Their knowledge and expertise in dealing with defense counsel as well as insurance company representatives and adjusters can be invaluable when seeking justice in a nail gun accident injury case.
Our Philadelphia, PA and NJ nail gun accident lawyers will meet with you and discuss:
If you or a loved one was seriously hurt or killed in a Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or New York nail gun accident, contact our experienced, highly rated Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey nail gun accident lawyers for a free, confidential consultation. To learn more about your legal options, call (866) 641-0806 today.
Because construction sites are busy places, multiple parties may be held liable for a construction accident injury. Injured workers have the legal right to seek compensation for negligence committed by general contractors, subcontractors, owners, architects, etc.
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