Table Saw Injuries
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 79,500 people were rushed to the emergency room for treatment of table saw injuries in the U.S. during 2007-2008. In 95% of these accidents, the operator of the table saw was the one injured. Not surprisingly, 95% of all table saw injuries involve fingers and hands.
While table saws can injure operators in many different ways, the most common forms of injuries are:
- Lacerations (64.8%)
- Fractures (12.2%)
- Amputations (10.5%)
The first step one should take after sustaining a table saw injury is to seek immediate medical attention. Following initial treatment, victims of table saw accidents often face enormous physical, emotional and financial stress. If you have been injured in a table saw accident, it is likely in your best interests to hire an experienced and reputable personal injury law firm in order to receive compensation from all liable parties.Table Saw Injury Representation at the Law Firm of Altman & Altman
The law firm of Altman & Altman has represented thousands of personal injury victims over the last four decades. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients.
At Altman & Altman, we understand the enormous impact that table saw injuries often have on victims and their families. Our dedicated team of Massachusetts Table Saw Injury Lawyers will field all of your questions and will handle every aspect of yourpersonal injury lawsuit – including the filing of any possible worker’s compensation claims. Our firm will advocate on your behalf in order for you to receive compensation for:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Rehabilitation Costs
- Pain and Suffering
Our experienced team of Greater Boston Table Saw Injury Attorneys will assess your case and will determine which parties may be held liable for your injuries. Liable parties may include the manufacturer of the table saw itself. Table saw manufacturers have found themselves increasingly exposed to products liability lawsuits due to injuries caused by the hazardous tool that they manufactured or designed.
For over a decade, a new kind of technology has been available to the manufacturers of table saws which would greatly reduce the number of table saw injuries. The technology is an electrical sensor which has the ability to detect when the saw blade has come in contact with human flesh rather than wood. Once the safety device detects flesh the blade stops rotating within a few thousandths of a second. Although the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has advised the manufacturers and designers of table saws to include this new technology, the government has not required companies to incorporate the device. Surprisingly, a vast majority of companies have chosen not to include this safety technology.
Recently, a man filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a table saw after the tool left him disfigured and without use of multiple fingers. The court awarded the table saw victim $1.5 million dollars in damages due partly to evidence introduced at trial which suggested that the injuries could have been almost entirely avoided had the table saw manufacturer and/or designer included this new type of flesh detecting safety device.Filing a Table Saw Injury Lawsuit in Massachusetts
Table saw injury lawsuits often involve complex legal questions relating to liability and damages. Our experienced team of MA Table Saw Injury Attorneys will handle every aspect of your case. Moreover, the law firm of Altman & Altman has the resources necessary to take on large manufacturing companies and will not hesitate to take your case to trial in order to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.
Our firm takes pride in being accessible to our clients – our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, all emails are answered within 4 hours, often sooner.
Please contact the Cambridge, MA law firm of Altman & Altman to schedule a Free Initial Consultation with one of our experienced Table Saw Injury Lawyers. Our firm takes all table saw injury cases on a contingency fee basis – NO FEE CHARGED UNLESS WE RECOVER ON YOUR BEHALF.