Nail Injuries

Faulty Designs And Negligence Leading To Nail Gun Injuries

Nail gun accidents are on the rise. The Center for Disease Control holds nail guns responsible for over 37,000 emergency room visits each year in the United States. Sixty-eight percent of these emergency room visits were from construction workers while the other 32 percent were consumers. Six percent of these visits resulted in an admittance to the

The Dangers Of Malfunctioning Nail Guns

Each day, hundreds of people use a nail gun as either part of their job duties or from personal use for projects around the home. However, the statistics are rising on the number of injuries that occur because of nail gun usage, causing concern with the safety of these high-powered hand tools. While some injuries

Nail Gun Accidents Involving Carpenters

Nail guns are used daily in construction jobs. They improve productivity and efficiency, have replaced hammers and are powerful and easy to handle. However, they also result in thousands of serious injuries annually. Injuries caused by nail guns are not an uncommon occurrence, even when it comes to carpenters using them. Carpenter Near Death Accidents

Dangers Associated With Homeowners Using Nailguns

Nail guns entered the construction world in the 1950s, and this opened the door for homeowners to also purchase high powered nail guns for their personal use. The average nail gun can travel at about 1,400 feet per second. To put this into perspective, skin can be penetrated at a mere 150 feet per second

Nail Gun Injury Treatment Procedures

Nail guns are very efficient in performing construction related tasks. However, nail gun users are more prone to serious occupational risk with potentially lethal outcomes while using them. Popularly known as powered-actuated tools or cartridge compression guns, they were introduced in 1995 for both commercial and residential use in firing nails into wood, steel, and

Nail Gun Accidents Can Cause Serious Brain Injuries

Recent estimates indicate that nail gun injuries are on the rise with results released by the Center for Disease Control indicating a whooping 37000 cases of nail gun injuries reporting to emergency units per year in the USA. While some of these cases are self-inflicted, a majority of these injuries result from faulty or defective

Getting Proactive About Nail Gun Injuries

If you work in construction in New York City then you are well aware of the terror that a nail gun can inflict during an accident and the resulting loss in wages and real injury potential. These once-thought of as effective and safe tools to enhance the production capacity of construction workers are now causing

5 Most Reported Nail Gun Accidents

We all love machines that make our lives easier. Such machines include nail guns, with their invention playing a significant role in easing accurate, fast and convenient nailing, compared to the hammering process. However, nail guns continue to impose injuries on the users. The concern is, are you going to sue for injuries? Who are

Nail Gun Accident Statistics

Once the province solely of construction workers, nail guns have now become a mainstay in the toolkit of many amateur consumers as well. It's no secret that nailers increase productivity. The average pneumatic nail gun fires fasteners at a rate of 140 feet per second, far faster than even the most experienced contractor can nail

Can I Sue A Coworker After A Nail Gun Accident?

In most states, workers compensation programs limit an employee's ability to sue an employer for injuries. This restriction applies even to accidents directly caused by a boss or manager's negligence, their explicit failure to take proper care. By reducing the risk of personal injury lawsuits, workers comp effectively saves employer's money, which they are required to spend