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Like many other machines, electric and pneumatic nail guns were designed to make your life easier at work. Despite this, the high speed at which sharp nails are expelled from the nail gun makes these tools extremely dangerous. Even when you exercise caution, nail guns can be transformed into virtual weapons that can make a work accident quickly go from bad to worse—with nails that are deployed from the gun at speeds that can reach up to 1,400 feet per second.
At Proner & Proner, our knowledgeable construction accident lawyers are here to help if you’ve been injured in a nail gun accident at work or home. We have over 50 years’ experience helping accident victims like you understand your right to fair compensation after a work accident in NYC.
If you or a loved one have questions about your right to compensation after a nail gun accident, we have answers. We’re available 24/7 to take your call—and your initial case evaluation is free, so call us today so that we can get to work in your case.
Studies show that only around 4 percent of work accidents stem from the use of nail guns. However, approximately one-quarter of these accident victims lose out on work because of nail gun injuries. Most nail gun accident victims experience hand or finger injuries. Those injuries alone are enough to cause extensive pain and suffering, but nail gun accidents can also cause:
The severity of injuries sustained in nail gun accidents often depends upon the type of gun being used. Different nail guns are capable of ejecting nails of varying sizes at different speeds. Of course, the higher the velocity and the larger the nail, the more serious your injury may be.
Like any other workplace accident, nail gun accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Our construction accident lawyers are experienced in handling these types of claims, and frequently see nail gun accidents caused by:
Protocol for the safe operation of a nail gun can vary from machine to machine. While studies show that the safest nail guns require the operator to deactivate the safety and press the trigger, workers are often provided with less equipment. When the nail gun itself is defective, even the most cautious of operators can end up seriously injured.
Even if you aren’t certain what caused your nail gun accident, call us today for a free case evaluation. Our construction accident lawyers have extensive experience handling these cases—meaning that we might have seen a case just like yours in the past.
At Proner & Proner, our labor accident lawyers fight for construction accident victims in NYC on a daily basis—so we’re always ready to go to work on your behalf. With 50 years’ experience and over $400 million in compensation recovered, we have a proven track record of success handling these cases.
Our founding attorney, Mitchell Proner, has been widely recognized for his exceptional legal advocacy. Just a few examples of his awards and accolades include:
Perhaps even more importantly, the construction accident lawyers at Proner & Proner are dedicated to client service. We put our clients first. This means that you will always have access to your lawyer and can rest assured that your questions will be answered.
The skilled construction accident lawyers at Proner & Proner represent clients in all types of work accident cases, including nail gun accidents in New York. If you’ve been injured in a nail gun accident, contact our office anytime to discuss your case in more detail.
We’re here to explain your legal options and tell you more about how we can help recover compensation in your case. Our labor accident lawyers take all work accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t pay any attorney fees unless we are first successful in obtaining compensation on your behalf.
It’s always advisable to get medical care immediately after even a minor work accident. However, we may be able to help you recover compensation even if your nail gun happened a few weeks or even a few months ago. New York law does impose time limits on your right to file a lawsuit, but that “statute of limitations” is measured in years, not months. Infection after a nail gun accident might take time to set in, so it’s understandable that you may not have immediately sought help. Contact us today to discuss your case in more detail.
Most nail gun accidents are preventable. Importantly, you should make sure that you’re familiar with the operation of the particular nail gun you’re using. Not all nail guns are created the same, so the safety features tend to vary between machines. Wearing protective eye gear, work gloves, ear protection and other safety gear can reduce the severity of your injuries after a nail gun accident. Using sequential trigger nail guns where available can also minimize accidents, as this type of machine requires a two-step process to deploy the nail.
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