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Defective Table Saws and Circular Saws

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Which Law Firm Can Help With a Personal Injury Caused by a Defective Table Saw, Circular Saw, or Chainsaw?

Nearly every type of construction project or home improvement job site will feature some sort of saw – from table saws, miter saws, to circular saws – these tools are invaluable when it comes to cutting materials made out of wood, metal, brick, and tile. However, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) there are thousands of reported injuries 1 related to table saws, circular saws, chainsaws, and more.

These power tools are incredibly useful to people that work construction or remodeling jobs, but they can also be extremely dangerous and can be susceptible to causing catastrophic and life-changing personal injuries.

If a person is injured by a defective table saw, circular saw, chainsaw, or any other type of defective power tool the case should be handled by attorneys with experience in this area. Product liability law is very complex and these cases require experience, time, and substantial financial resources.

At Schiffman Firm, we have had significant and repeated success with cases involving defective products like power tools and table saws that other law firms or lawyers have refused to take or quit pursuing when the road got too rough.

Defective product cases always require industry experts and retaining the right consultant often means winning the case. We search for the right experts regionally, nationally, and globally. These efforts ensure that our clients have the best possible chance of a positive outcome in their cases.

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If you or someone you care about has been injured by a defective saw or any other type of power tool you need to contact the attorneys at Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a free case evaluation. There are no costs or fees unless you win your case.

  1. Table Saw Study (2017)Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
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What Types of Defective Power and Electric Saws Cause Injuries?

Defective power saws are not just limited to table saws. In fact, there are many different types of saws that have the potential to be built with defective parts that could potentially cause a catastrophic or life-changing personal injury.

If you or someone you love becomes a victim of an injury caused by an electric or power saw you’ll need a law firm with the expertise and knowledge to dissect the equipment to determine the exact cause of the malfunction.

The personal injury attorneys at Schiffman Firm have handled thousands of personal injury claims, including lawsuits by victims of defects of table saws, circular saws, or other types of power saws. Were you injured by one of these power tools? Contact us today and let’s review your case.

Different types of potentially defective and dangerous power or electric saws include:

  • Band saw
  • Chainsaw
  • Jig saw
  • Chop saw
  • Circular saw
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Compound miter saw
  • Miter saw
  • Rotary saw
  • Scroll saw
  • Table saw
  • Track saw
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Loose Saw Blades, Faulty Safety Guards, Inadequate Warning Labels

What Are Some Common Causes or Defects That Cause Table Saw and Power Saw Injuries?

A manufacturer of any power tool is required to meet certain safety standards to ensure that their product cannot cause harm to the operator during reasonable use.

Unfortunately, many defective products and designs can slip through the cracks and create a hazardous condition for the user. In many cases, it can be something as simple as failing to properly alert the operator of a potentially dangerous component or scenario. Other times inferior internal parts make it past the quality assurance processes and end up failing during use causing the operator or owner to sustain a personal injury.

No matter how an injury occurred, any operator of a power tool should be entitled to receive compensation if they were hurt by a defective product like a table saw or chainsaw.

Common causes and potential defects that cause power or electric saw injuries include:

  • Saw blades that are loose or fit improperly
  • Blade guards that are missing or defective
  • Frayed electrical cords and power cords that cause shock and electrocution
  • Manufacturer defects
  • Saw blade kickbacks
  • Saw blades making contact with the machine
  • Overheating saws and components
  • Missing safety guards and sensors
  • Inferior materials used during production and assembly
  • Engineering and design defects
  • Inadequate or missing warning labels
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Cuts, Amputations, Eye Injuries

What Are Some Common Inuries Caused by Defective Circular Saws or Other Electric Saws?

Most electric saws, including circular saws, can rotate saw blades at speeds up to 7,000 RPM. With that type of velocity, even the smallest manufacturer defect or engineering flaw has the potential to cause catastrophic, life-changing injury to the operator.

While less common, there is still always potential for electrical injury if an operator comes in contact with a defective electrical component like frayed wires or poorly designed power supplies.

It’s important to choose a law firm that is skilled in defective product lawsuits if you become injured while using a power tool like a table saw, circular saw, or chainsaw. The attorneys at Schiffman Firm have over 100 years of combined legal and trial experience in representing victims that have been hurt by defective products including power tools. Contact us today for a free review of your case.

Common injuries caused by defective electric and power saws include:

  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Injuries to the fingers and hands that result in amputation
  • Orbital and eye injures
  • Face injuries
  • Head injuries, including brain injuries
  • Electrical injuries include shock and electrocution
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Who Is Liable if I Was Hurt by a Defective Power Tool Like a Table Saw or Electric Saw?

Product liability (Read: What is product liability?) can be placed on a few different parties during a defective product claim. Responsible or liable parties may include:

  • The original product manufacturer or designer
  • The reseller of the product
    • Retail, hardware, and tool stores
    • Used or refurbished power tool dealers
    • Wholesalers and distributors
  • Property owners if the power tool was being used on unsafe property or premises
  • Employers and business owners that provide dangerous or defective power tools that are not properly maintained or serviced

If you were injured by a power tool like a table saw, circular saw, or any other type of power tool, you should seek a law firm or an attorney that focuses on defective products and product liability law.

The attorneys at Schiffman Firm are experts in representing clients that have been injured by power tools that have been proven to be defective. Our team will work tirelessly to ensure our clients are awarded the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one was injured while using a defective power tool, contact us today for a free review and consultation of your case.

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