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Were you injured by a power tool at work? 

On Behalf of | Sep 23, 2022 | Injuries |

Power tools have made life a lot easier for workers in various industries. Woodworkers now have power saws which save them hours they would otherwise need for the job. Masonry workers can cut the toughest stones in a matter of seconds and builders can complete projects within weeks rather than several months or years. 

There is a downside to power tools, though: They have the potential to be very dangerous. Outlined below are a few important factors to keep in mind. 

Safety equipment 

Safety equipment can’t always stop an accident. However, it may prevent a minor injury from becoming serious or even fatal. It is pivotal that workers have access to the appropriate safety gear when operating power tools. 

Employers should think of the tools and safety equipment as a pairing where one component cannot work without the other. Eye protection, gloves, and safety guards are just some of the more notable pieces of indispensable safety equipment. 

Loose cables 

The majority of high-powered tools plug directly into the mains. It’s important that operators ensure cables are as tidy as possible. If they are trailing over the floor then they could cause someone to fall over. 

It’s also important to check on the upkeep of electrical cables. A frayed cable could indicate a faulty power tool, which could cause electrocution or other serious injuries. 

Being injured on the job can not only cause you physical suffering, but it may also result in financial hardship. If you are in such a situation, then you may be able to claim workers’ compensation to alleviate some of the economic pressure.