Cutting and sawing accidents can result in severe hand injuries or the amputation of fingers. The resulting loss is both physical and emotional. At The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny in Manhattan, we understand how your life can change in an instant as the result of an accident. We handle personal injury cases involving power tool accidents at construction sites and other settings. If you have suffered an injury, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your options.
Who Is Responsible for Saw and Cutting Accidents?
When cutting or sawing accident happens on the job, employers often blame injured workers for not being careful. In many cases, however, the fault lies with supervisors who push speed and expediency ahead of worker safety. Here are examples of employer negligence:
- Removing guards or safety devices from saws
- Failure to train workers in the safe operation of saws
- Improperly maintained equipment
In other cases, the accident may be caused by design or manufacturing defects in the saw or failure by the manufacturer to provide adequate warnings. Our lawyers will conduct a prompt investigation to determine the cause of the accident and hold all negligent parties accountable.
If you are injured on the job, workers’ compensation is designed to pay benefits regardless of who was at fault. However, workers’ compensation benefits are limited and will not compensate you for your pain and suffering. If someone else is responsible for your loss, we can seek additional compensation by filing personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. Our law firm has recovered more than $100 million for our clients. We represent injured people throughout the New York City area, including undocumented workers.
Contact Our Saw and Cutting Blade Accident Attorneys
If you or a family member was injured in an accident involving a saw or cutting tool, let us review your case and explain your legal options. Call (646) 808-3785 or submit a contact form to request a free lawyer consultation.