If you work in construction, you likely encounter nail guns on a regular basis, especially if you are a carpenter. Although nail guns allow workers to complete projects sooner, they also pose serious concerns with respect to worker safety. In fact, many workers suffer devastating injuries as a result of nail gun mishaps each year.
If a nail gun accident has caused you to suffer a serious injury, you could have to miss work and miss out on other important aspects of your life (not to mention pay costly medical bills). Due to the consequences of nail gun accidents, prevention is paramount.
Reviewing the risks associated with nail guns
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration covers nail gun injuries on their site. According to OSHA, tens of thousands of construction workers suffer serious injuries as a result of nail gun accidents every year. Moreover, nail guns cause more construction workers to become hospitalized than any other tool.
Many construction workers do not receive appropriate medical attention in the wake of a nail gun accident and multi-shot contact triggers are especially likely to result in an accident that causes an injury.
Recovering from a nail gun accident
If you suffered an injury on a construction site due to an incident involving a nail gun, or any other type of construction accident, you need to review the details of the case and go over your options. For example, some injured workers take legal action against another party responsible for their injury, whether the accident happened due to an intoxicated co-worker or a careless employer.