September 20, 2013

Saw Accidents: New York City Construction Accidents

By Jonathan Damashek

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Saws are dangerous by nature. They are developed to cut through wood, steel and tile at a fast pace and keep production moving along quickly. Sharp blades operating at high speeds and powered by electricity can quickly spell out disaster. Table saws, water saws and any other type of saw blades are meant to be used strictly on level ground by a properly trained worker and be operated with a well-functioning guard covering the moving blade.

Most accidents that occur from saws are generally caused by operating a saw on uneven ground, the wood being kicked back towards the operator or the operator getting their hand too close to the spinning blade. Teeth of saws can quickly cut hands, arms or faces that get too near to them and sometimes cause lasting and permanent damage and amputations of fingers or limbs. Most of these accidents are avoidable though and with proper training and diligence to follow safety regulations, major accidents can easily be prevented.

Following an accident where you have been injured, you may be feeling confused and have questions regarding your future. Where can you turn in your time of need? Who can you trust to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve? Because a lot of construction accidents fall under personal injury and tort laws, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you get in touch with Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., the sooner we can begin building a strong case to help you receive benefits from the wrongful parties. Determining who is at fault is not always easy, but a personal injury lawyer from our firm can help. It is imperative that you call us today.