Whether you use a power tool at home or in the workplace, you expect that it will work properly and as advertised. Unfortunately, some power tools have hidden defects which cause them to be unsafe or malfunction. When a power tool is defective it can cause catastrophic injuries or death – even when used safely. It’s not uncommon to lose fingers, toes or a hand if these body parts are exposed to defective equipment.
If you or a loved one was injured by a defective power tool or heavy equipment, experienced product liability lawyer, Brent Wieand, can help. Call for free and friendly consultation at 1(800)481-5206 or fill out a description of your incident in the online contact form.
Defective Power Tool Injury Lawsuits
Product liability cases involving power tools and defective equipment can be extremely complex and require in depth knowledge of product liability law. Trial lawyer, Brent Wieand, is well versed in the law, manufacturing standards and legal precedent regarding defective tools, instructions and warnings. To prove a product liability claim, he will retain top notch industry experts and specialists to investigate and prepare the strongest case possible for trial.
Brent Wieand is recognized as one of Philadelphia’s leading litigation attorneys. He has been selected as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for three consecutive years, an honor limited to less than 3% of Pennsylvania lawyers. Brent handles complex defective power tool and equipment claims arising out of:
- Construction equipment injuries;
- Design defects;
- Unsafe design;
- Improper warning;
- Improper safety guards; and
- Injuries resulting from faulty tools or unsafe heavy equipment.
Some common types of defective power tools and equipment include:
- Power saws (table saw, chainsaw, and cutting tool injuries);
- Power drills;
- Wood chippers;
- Nail guns; and
- Welding equipment.
Injuries resulting from faulty or unsafe heavy equipment are devastating to the victim and their families. Brent personally handles each case and will give you the thoughtful attention and respect you deserve. To Brent, its more than another claim. Its personal.
Power Tool Accidents: What to do if you are Injured at Work
Workers in industries such as agriculture, construction, manufacturing and oil drilling are especially vulnerable to being injured because they regularly work with power tools and heavy equipment. Due to the nature of these jobs and work sites, workers frequently use, and are very near to, powerful tools and equipment. If a manufacturer puts out a faulty power tool that causes injury to a worker, the worker has the right to sue the manufacturer under an area of law known as product liability.
Many employees are covered under workers compensation laws which provide for benefits if you are hurt on the job. Unfortunately, workers compensation won’t compensate you for pain and suffering and other losses incurred due to your injury. Even if you receive benefits from a workers compensation claim, you may be entitled to other compensation directly from the manufacturer of the tool or equipment. To discuss a defective product claim, contact product liability attorney, Brent Wieand, at 1(800) 481-5206.
Preserving Evidence for your Product Liability Case
If you were injured by a dangerous power tool don’t wait to consult with a lawyer. Your case will become more difficult to prove with each passing day. As the plaintiff, you have the burden of proving your case in court. With the passage of time, crucial evidence, witnesses and memories may disappear or fade away making it more difficult to prove your claim. Additionally, each state has a law known as the “statute of limitations” which limits the time you have to bring a claim. If you don’t file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations you will forever lose your right to sue.
If you are injured by a faulty power tool, your first step should be to get needed medical attention. Then you should call a trial attorney with complex litigation experience.
Remember that it is important to save the defective power tool after an accident! Make sure to preserve it in the same condition as when the accident occurred. The defective product will likely be important evidence used to prove your case in court. After an accident, take photographs of the product, the accident scene and your injuries. Save your receipt of purchase. If there is a witness make sure you get his/her full name and contact information. The more evidence you have to support your case the more likely you are to succeed in court.
For a free and friendly no obligation consultation, call Brent Wieand, an experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyer that works on a contingency fee at 1-800-481-5206.
Brent practices throughout all of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is proud to serve Southeastern Pennsylvania including Berks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties, as well as the New Jersey areas of Pennsauken, Gloucester and Camden NJ.