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Damages available if you’ve been injured by a power tool

On Behalf of | Jul 5, 2023 | Defective Products

When you buy something to use for a specific purpose, you have the right to expect it to work as advertised. This is especially important when you’re buying something that has a significant safety risk if it fails. You need to know that you can trust them to be safe to use.

Power tools are a good example of this type of product. They’re dangerous pieces of equipment as they need to be powerful and capable of doing heavy-duty work. This is why it’s so important that they work properly. If you’ve been injured by a faulty tool, you may be able to claim for the losses you’ve suffered as a result of the injuries sustained.

There are different damages available to you

If you’re injured by a power tool, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself facing a good deal of medical expenses. Depending on a number of factors such as the severity of your injuries, whether you require hospital treatment or surgery and how much time you spend in the hospital, these bills can be substantial.

One of the purposes of a damages claim is to seek to recover the expenses you’ve accrued.

There’s also a good chance that you may have had to stop working while you recover. You can file a claim for the income you would have received if the accident hadn’t occurred.

You can also make a claim for pain and suffering. This can be physical pain and the emotional anguish that such an accident can have. This is more difficult to quantify but it takes into account the impact that the injury has had on your ability to enjoy life.

An accident resulting from a defective power tool can leave you with both physical and mental trauma. Seeking damages for your injuries can help to give you the time you need to recover fully.