Each year in the United States, there are between 35,000 and 40,000 serious injuries caused by table saws. Common injuries associated with table saw accidents include severe lacerations, amputations of fingers, and bone fractures. Despite the high number of accidents linked to table saws, few safety measures have been put in place to protect consumers and their families.
TABLE SAW DANGERS
Construction sites are commonly ranked among the most dangerous workplace environments in all of the United States. Each year, more than 10% of all construction workers suffer an injury that results in permanent disability or substantial lost time from work. One of the main causes of injuries to construction workers are power tools used on building sites, the most dangerous of which is the table saw. Table saws are designed to be used on level ground, with a safety guard covering the moving blade. However, the ground on a typical construction site is rarely if ever perfectly level, and many table saws are operated without the safety guard properly in place. In most cases, table saw accidents occur when the wood ‘kicks back’ at the operator. This sudden movement causes the worker’s hands to jolt forward toward the spinning saw blade, resulting in a severe cut, laceration, or, in the worst cases, amputation of the fingers or hands.
COMMON TABLE SAW INJURIES
- AMPUTATION OF THE FINGERS OR HANDS
- SEVERE CUTS/ GOUGES
- BONE FRACTURES
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT INJURIES RELATED TO A TABLE SAW?
The damages that can result from a table saw accident can be both physically and emotionally daunting. When you have your future on the line, you cannot afford to put your trust in an inexperienced attorney. Instead, you need to seek the guidance of attorneys who have extensive experience and resources to either reach a favorable settlement or win your case at trial. We have done both on behalf of our clients on numerous occasions. At Fulmer Sill, we are proud to deliver high-quality assistance to all of our clients. Should you choose to seek our legal representation, we are confident that our experience and knowledge will produce a favorable outcome for you. If you or a loved one have experienced a table saw accident and have experienced a physical injury, we encourage you to consult with our team as soon as possible. With our extensive knowledge and expertise, you can rest assured that should you choose to work with us, you will have legal representation that you can trust. All initial consultations are free, and we don’t charge any up-front fees for representation. We handle all fees on a contingency basis, meaning that unless we’re successful, you don’t have to pay us. Please contact Fulmer Sill at (405)510.0077 for a free consultation.