Nail Gun Accidents
Nail guns can fire projectiles up to 1,400 feet per second. They literally shoot nails into wood, steel or concrete. With that kind of power, there is also enormous capability for injury. Nail guns can be extremely helpful for construction workers by making the job quicker and less strenuous, but they can also be extremely dangerous. Because of their widespread use at both construction sites and at home, operators and bystanders are frequently injured because of nail guns. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 37,000 Americans are sent to the emergency room every year as a result of nail gun injuries. Most nail gun injuries involve the hands, but there are an increasing amount of nail gun injuries involving the eye, head, back, and even death. The wounds can be bone-deep and can cause serious infections. Nail gun injuries are similar to shrapnel-related injuries and are extremely painful and traumatic. Injuries like this can prevent the victim from going back to work, which can be a devastating reality for many. Common causes of these accidents include: defective equipment, unsafe work environments, and the negligence of employers or co-workers. If you are injured by a nail gun as a result of negligence, an unsafe work environment, defective equipment or any other cause, reach out to a personal injury attorney to represent you. You may be entitled to compensation.What to do if you have been injured in a nail gun accident:
If you have suffered an injury because of a nail gun accident, your first priority is obviously to get medical care. Seeking medical care immediately is important. Putting off treatment can cause the injury to worsen or prolong the negative health effects of the injury. After seeking medical care, you should also speak with a personal injury attorney who can tell you about the possibility of compensation. An attorney can also address all questions or concerns and present you with any of the legal options you may have. Medical attention and recovery can be an expensive process and getting financial compensation for your injuries can help relieve some of the burden. Our lawyers have years and years of professional experience in personal injury law and can expertly guide you through the legal process. The attorneys of Altman & Altman always work diligently to make each case a success.Call the Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP Today at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199
If you have been injured in a nail gun accident or if you would simply like to learn more about personal injury matters, call our personal injury lawyers at Altman & Altman LLP. Altman & Altman is a boutique law firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our lawyers have extensive experience in all areas of personal injury law, including and especially construction site injuries. We offer the expertise and resources of a large law firm combined with the personalized attention of a smaller firm. We think that our personal injury practice is unique. Our attorneys approach every legal problem with an enthusiasm that you won't likely find anywhere else. These seasoned professionals use intelligence, innovation, and understanding to get the best possible results for every client. Justice is our goal and our driving force. Call the attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 toll-free, or contact us online for a free and always confidential consultation. We are available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns and promptly respond to all emails and inquiries.