Not all table saw injuries are caused by operator error.
Every single year, table saw accidents account for upwards of 40,000 hospital visits in America, with many of these injuries involving amputation. I’d also like to point out that we’re not talking about 40,000 novices here. Table saw accidents are not discriminatory, and everyone who works with power tools, from woodworkers to shop teachers, should know that accidents can always happen.
Injuries do not always occur due to operator error, either. Oftentimes it is the product which causes the accident. There have been many product liability lawsuits brought against table saw manufacturers. Manufacturers include: Craftsman, Ryobi, DeWalt, Bosch, Skil, Makita, Sears, Kwikset, Delta, Grizzly, and more.
Table saw kickback.
Kickback is where the saw blade catches the wood and violently throws it back toward the operator of the saw. This is the number one reason why you never stand directly in the path of the cutting blade, as these accidents can be very powerful – even fatal. There are many reasons kickback can occur, and many times it is due to no error on the operators part. There may be a design flaw, there may be a manufacturing defect, there may be missing warnings, and so on.
The best way to determine if you have a product liability case against the manufacturer (or a work injury claim against your employer), is to call and discuss the specifics of your case with a Dallas product liability lawyer. Be sure to have as many details available (such as the facts of the case, the manufacturer name, date of incident, etc) when you call. Our attorneys can take your call and give you a free consultation – just call 1-877-405-4313.
While not commonly installed into most table saws, there does exist a technology, called SawStop, which can drastically reduce the number of amputations and injuries caused by table saws. SawStop works by continually monitoring a small electric signal carried by the blade. When skin touches the blade, the signal changes and the “brake” is activated. The brake is essentially a metal block which stops the teeth of the blade from moving quicker than a vehicle’s air bag can deploy.
At Rasansky Law Firm, we applaud any product which works to help prevent unnecessary injury – especially with such a potentially dangerous machine. Until 100% of these accidents are avoided, our law firm will continue to fight for the rights of injury victims in Dallas, Texas. If you or your loved one has been injured in a Dallas table saw accident, you may have options available to you in order to obtain compensation.
You may be under the impression that due to your employer being a workers’ compensation subscriber, you cannot file a lawsuit. These claims are known as “product liability” claims, and seek compensation from the manufacturers – not the employers. This means that no matter if your employer has workers’ comp or not, you still may be able to file a claim and seek compensation. Call us right now for free (1-877-405-4313), and let us answer any questions you may have.
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