September 24, 2013
NYC Nail Gun Accidents
By Jonathan Damashek
Posted inGo to the main Construction Accidents page
In the United States, over 3% of all workers’ comp injuries came from a nail gun related accidents. These tools help workers complete tasks in a quick and effective manner, cutting down the time it would take to hammer individual nails into wood or other products, however, when improperly used or stored they can cause serious injuries.
Nail guns are operated by electricity or gas but most are powered by compressed air. The nails spring out of the gun at incredibly high speeds and any reckless or poorly trained employee may find themselves facing incredibly serious injuries that may involve surgery and weeks of recovery and in some unfortunate cases, even death. Some nail gun injuries have even been reported to cause nerve damage and loss of an eye.
If you have been injured due to a nail gun accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Most employers do not provide adequate training and fail to enforce OSHA safety regulations. After an injury, New York Labor Law states that you are allowed to file for workers’ compensation from your employer. If your compensation is low or you were denied coverage, you be eligible for a lawsuit.
The personal injury statute of limitations in New York says that you only have a limited amount of time to file your lawsuit and present it before a judge. Because of the time restraints, it is of the utmost importance that you contact Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. as soon as possible. Our New York City personal injury attorney can help gather evidence and fight for your compensation. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, you need to contact us as soon as possible. The sooner you schedule a free consultation, the sooner we can begin building a strong case for you.