Since purchasing your own place you’ve really been getting into home improvements. You’ve read books and watched videos on how to do jobs around the house. You’re excited because the new power tool that you ordered to help has now arrived.
Unfortunately, the first time you used the product it malfunctioned and caused you serious injuries. What are some of the more common power tool defects and what are your options if you’re injured in such a scenario?
Poor safety features
All power tools have the potential to be dangerous. Manufacturers have a responsibility to highlight the potential hazards of their products as well as offer instructions on how to use the tool appropriately. Failure to do this can result in serious injuries for the customer.
It’s also vital that power tools are fitted with the appropriate safety features. For instance, drills, grinders and mechanical saws should have a safety button so that they cannot be activated unexpectedly. For machinery like this, it’s also pivotal that safety guards are installed so that if the tool jumps or an individual’s hand slips, they have an added layer of protection.
What if a defective power tool has caused you injury?
Accidents with power tools can cause lacerations, burns, fractures and even amputations. If you suffer such injuries, then not only will your body be in pain, but there will be a level of emotional trauma too. These are things that you can claim compensation for if a manufacturer was negligent. Seeking legal guidance will give you a better idea of where you stand.