One type of tool that many individuals here in Massachusetts use are saws. It is very important that saws contain proper safety features to protect users from accidental contact with a blade. When manufacturers act negligently in regards to safety features when designing a saw, it can result in a saw being dangerous. Unsafe saws can cause users to suffer significant injuries.
Recently, a product liability case involving a saw has arisen in another state.
The case involves a man from Pennsylvania and an accident he said he suffered involving a certain type of table saw.
The man claims that negligence occurred in relation to the table saw’s design. He alleges that this negligence resulted in the saw having a blade guard that was very difficult to use and the saw lacking certain safety technologies that it should have had.
According to the man, these faults with the saw resulted in the saw’s blade making contact with his fingers while he was using the table saw on Jan. 11, 2012. He says that he suffered severe injuries to his fingers in this accident.
The manufacturer of the table saw is being sued by the man in connection to the above accusations.
Accidents involving tools can be very serious. There are many questions that can come up in connection to an injury-causing accident involving a tool, such as:
- What are the likely short-term and long-term effects of the injuries the victim suffered in the accident?
- Was the accident caused by a fault or defect in the tool?
- Did negligence by a product manufacturer or a product seller contribute to the accident?
Product liability attorneys can investigate such questions and can help victims of accidents involving tools or other products figure out if they can pursue compensation in relation to the injuries they suffered.
Source: The Pennsylvania Record, “Pa. consumer injured by table saw sues Japanese manufacturer Makita Corp.,” Jon Campisi, Jan. 14, 2014