Nail Gun Accidents
Fighting for injured workers throughout Rhode Island
The nail gun is a tool that is used at virtually every construction site. Used properly, it helps speed up the work and drive through wood or metal in an instant. But when the negligence of a third party results in an accident, construction workers can be hurt. The Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC helps injured workers recover financial compensation.
Types of nail guns include pneumatic, gas-powered and electric. Common uses for them include framing, roofing, flooring or finishing. As with any power tool, proper training and following safety procedures can help protect workers from harm. But negligent operation or defective equipment can result in an accident, sending a nail through skin or bone.
Serious injuries result from nail gun accidents
Nail gun injuries often occur in the hands or fingers, and can seriously damage tendons and nerves. They can also occur in lower extremities, such as feet or knees, as well as other parts of the body, such as the head or neck. Some nail gun injuries are minor, such as skin punctures. Others are very severe, causing bone fractures and damage to internal organs. In some cases, nail gun injuries are fatal.
Types of nail gun accidents include:
- Blowout—a nail hits a knot in wood and is blown back
- Double fire—a second nail is accidentally released
- Misses—the nail does not make contact with the intended area and becomes airborne
- Hitting the safety contact—if the user presses the trigger and accidentally hits the safety contact, several nails can be fired unexpectedly
Workers’ compensation pays for medical expenses and partial lost wages for employees hurt on the job. But if the nail gun accident was caused by the negligence of a third party—such as contractor or the manufacturer of defective equipment—you can seek other damages. but the third party and their insurance company will likely deny all responsibility and fight your claim. That’s why you need an experienced attorney on your side.
An experienced lawyer will fight for you
Attorney Mark Morse has been helping workers injured in construction accidents with third-party claims for three decades. He knows how to build a strong case that insurance companies can’t ignore. Usually, he convinces insurance companies to agree to a settlement that meets your needs. But if they won’t negotiate, he will take them to court, where he has won substantial awards on behalf of clients.
If you were injured in a nail gun accident, you need an experienced lawyer who gets results. Contact us today for a case evaluation.