Nail Gun (Explosive and Pneumatic) Accidents
Nail guns have replaced hammers as one of the most important pieces of equipment in the construction industry. Pneumatic nail guns use compressed air while explosive nail guns use a small explosive charge to drive nails into construction materials. In both cases, nail guns allow construction workers to nail together materials much more quickly and efficiently than the simple hammer. Unfortunately, nail gun related injuries are the most common cause of equipment injuries on construction sites in Miami and across the nation.
Nail gun injuries in Miami and across the country lead to serious injuries, including puncture wounds, eye injuries, and other types of injuries. If you have been injured in this type of construction accident in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, you will want to get immediate medical help as well as legal advice about your situation. Recovering from nail gun injuries can be a lengthy and expensive process. Seeking compensation for your injuries can help you secure the resources you need in order to face a brighter future. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has worked extensively with South Florida personal injury and construction accident victims. The legal team has seen firsthand how important it is to secure financial resources in order to pay for lost income, medical bills, medication, and other expenses. If you'd like to learn more, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team today to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your case.Who is at risk of nail gun accidents?
It is not only those who use nail guns who are at risk of equipment-related construction site injuries in Miami and across Florida. People working next to or near nail gun operators are also risk of nail gun injuries and puncture wounds. In addition to puncture wounds, nail gun injuries can result in life-threatening injuries, especially if punctures occur to the head, neck, or torso areas. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 37,000 people each year are severely injured by nail gun accidents and require emergency treatment. Some of these people die due to internal organ damage, head injuries, and other serious injuries.Preventing nail gun injuries in Miami and across Florida
According to experts, nail gun injuries are largely preventable. Experts recommend proper training for nail gun users on construction sites. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a safety guide in 2011 with detailed information about nail gun safety. Manufacturers of nail guns release manuals and safety instructions for users. Proper safety gear on construction sites can also help prevent many nail gun injuries. Steel toe boots, for example, can help prevent nail gun injuries to feet. Eye goggles and eye protection can help keep eyes safe from nail gun injuries. Proper supervision and safety precautions in the workplace can also ensure that nail guns are safely operated.
If you have been injured in a construction site accident involving a nail gun, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has helped thousands of South Florida personal injury and construction accident victims recover more than $25 million in compensation for their injuries. The legal team has dedicated their lives to helping injured parties get the compensation they deserve. To learn more about your rights, contact the Flaxman Law Group today for a free case evaluation.