Working at a construction site is one of the most dangerous occupations in this country. Construction site accidents kill and injure hundreds of thousands of workers every year.
When a construction site accident occurs, the owner, architects, insurance companies and manufacturers of equipment can be held liable for inadequate safety provisions. It is required by law to provide a reasonably safe site - to warn of hazards inherent in the site, coordinate job safety and supervise compliance with safety specifications and to hire trained and careful employees.
Nail guns are common instruments used particularly on residential housing sites; they are dangerous. A recent study indicated that 40% of all residential carpenters had experienced nail gun accidents during their work hours.
Nail gun accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, such as:
- Loss of partial or complete eyesight
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Puncturing of the neck
- Knee injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Facial disfigurement
Before using a nail gun, it is important to implement safety procedures. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Disconnect the nail gun when no longer in use
- Shoot nails away from your body
- Keep fingers off the trigger when not in use
- Always inspect nail gun to make sure it's in proper working condition
If you have been injured in a nail gun accident at a construction site, you may have a claim against the property owner.
Contact the personal injury attorneys in San Bernardino county for an evaluation of your case. Contact Peach & Weathers Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers because our legal team is dedicated to fighting for your rights to recovery. Send us a message or fill out our contact form online and schedule an appointment with our offices today.