Power Tool Injury Claim Information and Statistics
Many roles require the use of handheld power tools such as circular power saws, angle grinders, nail guns and power drills. These handheld tools are commonly used in the construction, engineering and manufacturing sectors to name just a few.
Although powerful, handhold power tools can be extremely dangerous, and if used improperly, or without observing the relevant safety precautions can cause serious or even life-changing injuries. According to NHS statistics, there were around 4,800 admissions for power tool injuries over a 12-month period in 2018-19.
What’s more, HSE statistics also reveal that virtually half of all accidents with power tools and abrasive wheels are the result of an error on the part of the operator, or an unsafe working system. Both of these can be avoided, when a suitable Health and Safety system is implemented and followed.
If you work with handheld and/or power tools, your employer has a responsibility to take reasonable steps to ensure your safety. This may include providing any necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as googles, masks and safety shoes to allow you to operate the machinery safely. Your employer may also be responsible for providing training to ensure you know how to operate handhold power tools safely.
Have you experienced a handheld power tool injury at work in the past three years that wasn’t your fault? If so, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Here at Tyler’s Solicitors, we have helped many people affected by accidents at work, including handheld power tool injuries claim the compensation they deserve. No matter what type of power tool injury you have experienced, our no-win no-fee solicitors are here for you. Call our experienced team on 0800 699 0079.
What are the Most Common Causes of Handheld Tool Injuries?
The most common causes of handheld tool injuries include human error, often due to improper training or mechanical failures. If the right health and safety procedures and equipment aren’t provided, it also possible that extended use can cause a range of serious handheld tool injuries. Other causes of handheld power tool injuries include:
- Angle grinder injuries.
- Ricochets and misfires from nail guns.
- Removing or failing to install safety guards before operating power tools.
- Working with power tools when fatigued.
- Puncture wounds sustained whilst using power drills.
- Failure to carry out regular planned, maintenance of handheld power tools, in line with the manufacturer’s regulations.
- Electrocution due to to drilling into live wiring (rare).
Maintenance should be carried out by a qualified electrician, or someone with the equivalent experience.
In addition to causing instantaneous injury, improper power tool usage at work over a prolonged period of time can also lead to the development of conditions such as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome and Vibration White Finger.
What Kinds of Injuries Are Common with Handheld Tools?
Handheld tools can cause a wide range of injuries for users in all kinds of industries. The most common injuries, as you would expect, involve direct injuries to the hand or fingers. For example, lacerations, amputations and crushing injuries are extremely common. It is also possible to suffer injuries to your arms, legs and body.
In some cases, handheld power tool injuries can result in the full or partial loss of fingers or limbs. If you have experienced a handheld power tool injury within the past three years and were not at fault, you may be able to claim compensation. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we have a team of no-win-no-fee legal experts, ready to help you claim the compensation you’re entitled to.
If you think you may be entitled to claim, call our legal team today on 0800 699 0079. If we are unsuccessful in pursuing your claim, you won’t pay a penny. However, our experienced solicitors could help you secure a significant payout. Get in touch today for more details.
Can I Claim for Hand Tremors Caused by Power Tools?
If you use handheld power tools, particularly vibrating ones, for extended periods of time, you may be left with hand tremors. Over the years, these hand tremors can become extremely serious and even permanent. In most cases, hand tremors are the result of nerve damage, which can cause permanent damage and long-term injuries.
If you’ve suffered hand tremors due to extended periods of use, improper training or the lack of health and safety equipment, we are here for you. Call our experienced solicitors today to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim.
Why Choose Tylers Solicitors to Claim Handheld Power Tool Injury Compensation?
Tylers Solicitors is one of the UK’s leading providers of no-win, no-fee legal services. If you’ve suffered any kind of handheld tool injury that wasn’t your fault, we are here for you. Our experienced team can work with you to get the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. Whether you’ve suffered a relatively minor hand injury, long-term hand tremors or even lost a hand due to handheld tool injuries, we are here for you.
Our legal experts have successfully secured compensation on behalf of many people affected by workplace injuries, including those involving handheld power tools. As we operate on a no-win-no-fee basis, if we are not successful in pursuing a claim on your behalf, there will be no charge. If we are successful, you could benefit from a significant payout. Call us on 0800 699 0079 today to find out more.
How much compensation can I claim for a handheld power tool injury?
Handheld Tool Injury Compensation Amounts
If you’ve suffered any kind of handheld power tool injury that wasn’t your fault, we are here for you. Our experienced team can work with you to get the compensation you need following any kind of injury or long-term condition. Whether you’ve suffered your injury due to someone else’s negligence or faulty equipment, call Tylers Solicitors today.
The amount of compensation you could claim depends on the severity of your injuries. The more serious your injury, or the more permanent your condition, the more compensation you could be able to claim. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our industry-leading legal team today. If you prefer, you can also use our simple handheld power tool injury compensation calculator below!
Minor to Moderate Hand Injuries Compensation Amounts
You could be able to claim for any kind of minor or moderate hand injury, caused by power tools, including lacerations and crushing injuries. In most cases, these injuries will not cause permanent injuries, but you may be left with discomfort or pain for several weeks.
Up to £11,640
Moderate to Serious Hand Injury Compensation Amounts
The more serious hand injuries caused by handheld power tools can be life-altering. Most of these conditions will cause several months, or even years of pain. In the worst cases, you may never make a full recovery from your handheld tool injuries. If you have suffered a moderate or serious hand injury at work, our experienced solicitors are here for you.
£11,520 to £54,280
Injury to Both Hands with Ongoing Symptoms Compensation Amounts
If you’ve suffered any kind of injury to both hands due to the use handheld or power tools, we are here for you. Our experienced team can work with you to get the compensation you need following any kind of injury you’ve suffered to both hands. This can include injuries such as lacerations and crushing, in addition to long-term hand tremors and more.
£44,550 to £74,150
Amputation of One or Both Hands Compensation Amounts
If you’ve lost a hand, or even both hands, due to power tool injuries, we are here for you. Our experienced team can work with you to get the compensation you need to move on with your life. Whether you’ve lost a single hand, both hands or even suffered injuries causing complete immobility in your hand/s, we are here for you.
£112,100 to £176,660
Frequently Asked Questions
Which Handheld Power Tools Commonly Cause Hand Injuries?
Some of the most dangerous kinds of handheld power tool injuries to use include concrete blockers, sanders, grinders and cutters. Other common power tools which can cause serious injuries include chainsaws, chipping hammers, hammer drills and powered mowers. If you’ve suffered a specific accident or long-term condition due to any kind of power tool, call Tylers Solicitors’ experienced team today!
Why Do Power Tools Cause Hand Tremors?
Hand tremors are a health condition which can be mild or serious. Hand tremors are the unintentional movement or shaking of your hand. You will not be able to control them and, in many cases, can make precisely controlled movement impossible. Regular use of power tools can lead to serious damage to your nerve endings. This can lead to HAVS (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome). Using power tools for many hours, or daily, can cause a great deal of damage which is often irreparable.
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