Many tools found on a jobsite cause injuries to workers. Injuries are inevitable, but safety regulations set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) aim to reduce workplace injuries and fatalities. The use of pneumatic impact tools, such as jackhammers and industrial construction guns, generates confusion about safety standards. These tools cause an array of injuries and represent a less-obvious way employees on a construction site become injured.
You may be able to receive compensation if you or someone in your household suffered an injury from a jackhammer or any other pneumatic impact tool. Oftentimes, the employee is not liable or entirely liable for the accident. Seek legal help if you believe the employer is at fault for violating safety standards or failing to train employees in safety precautions. The attorneys of Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo (SPBMC), help our clients recover the best settlements possible. Contact us for a consultation, free of charge.
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Pneumatic impact tools are power tools that use forced compressed air to assist in a task. The powerful air alleviates some of the effort that needs to be expended by a worker. For example, a jackhammer cuts down the work time of breaking up concrete without the power tool. In addition to jackhammers, smaller hand tools also utilize pneumatic impact technology. These include staple guns, pneumatic wrenches, and brad nail guns, to name a few. Working with these tools pose risks, but these tools make many construction tasks possible. OSHA sets specific safety regulations for hand power tools, which are intended to protect employees and others and aim to cut down on workplace accidents.
An air-powered tool can cause injury in many ways – some obvious, others not.
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You may be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one was injured while using or being in the vicinity of jackhammers or other pneumatic tools. The New York personal injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo can help you put together an effective case. We are determined to fight for our client’s right to recover damages from these catastrophic injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.