Defective Power Tool Accident Lawyers in NYC
Power tools are indispensable to many workers today. Whether working with power tools on the back-yard personal DIY project, or at a huge construction site in New York City, the use of power tools has increased productivity, profits, and effectiveness for workers around the world. Unfortunately, with increased use, product manufacturers sometimes manufacture a defective power tool. The Consumer Products Safety Commission estimates that over 700,000 injuries and approximately 300 deaths occur each year from defective power tools.
Product manufacturers have a professional duty to provide a safe product. If a power tool company supplies a faulty or defective power tool, they may be liable for damages resulting from the use of the defective tool under a legal doctrine called Product Liability. You may even be able to file a claim against the retail store that sold you the defective power tool as well.
Defective power tools can cause serious injuries resulting in lost wages, missed work, costly medical bills, and significant pain and suffering. A product liability lawsuit from a defective power tool is very complex. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a power tool in New York, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced defective power tool attorney immediately.
The personal injury attorneys of Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. have fought defective power tool manufacturers for over 50 years. We are always happy to discuss your case further and in complete detail. Please contact us for a free consultation, and be sure to check out our testimonials from happy past clients. We represent clients in defective power tool lawsuits throughout New York City and Long Island. We may be reached at (212) 847-5007 in New York or (718) 954-9986 in Long Island.
Common Defective Power Tools
- Nail Guns
- Power Saws (Table saws, jig saws, etc.)
- Welding Equipment
- Insufficient Safety Instruction or Defective Safety Measures
- Defective Ladders
Common Defective Power Tool Injuries
New York Defective Power Tool Law
Have you been injured by a defective power tool in New York? If so, you will need to file a product liability lawsuit seeking money damages from the defective power tool manufacturer. To win a lawsuit under New York Law, you will need to prove the following:
- The power tool manufacturer and store (retailer) had a duty to provide a reasonably safe product.
- The company or retailer was negligent in breaching their duty to provide a safe product in some way.
- The company’s negligence caused your injuries.
- Your injuries resulted in damages (financial, pain and suffering).
A defective power tool claim usually involves a particular product defect:
- Marketing Defects – Which is usually a failure to warn about important safety information.
- Design Defects – These are inherently defective power tools that are unreasonably dangerous from the design itself, such as a push lawn mower that does not include an automatic stop.
- Manufacturing Defects – These are defects that occur during manufacturing itself, and not a flaw in design that makes a product unsafe. A manufacturing defect would be a saw blade incorrectly installed during the manufacturing process itself coming off during use and causing personal injury.
Any case involving a defective power tool in New York requires lawyers with expertise in very specific New York Labor Law, Section 241(6). These provisions of New York Labor Law have specific liability and requirements to protect public safety. New York Labor Law Section 241(6) is laid out below:
“All areas in which construction, excavation or demolition work is being performed shall be so constructed, shored, equipped, guarded, arranged, operated and conducted as to provide reasonable and adequate protection and safety to the persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places. The commissioner may make rules to carry into effect the provisions of this subdivision, and the owners and contractors and their agents for such work, except owners of one and two-family dwellings who contract for but do not direct or control the work, shall comply therewith.”