Mechanical equipment failures can put you at risk at work

Working at a construction site, you know that you're always at some risk of injury. You acknowledge that if all things run smoothly, there shouldn't be any problems, but there are inherent risks to your job. While that's the case, faulty machinery or equipment that leads to your injuries can't be allowed in the workplace. Your employer has a responsibility to keep you safe from harm, and if you are exposed to unreasonable risks or injured in the workplace, you may have a right to compensation.

Common workplace injuries that take place usually occur because of repetition or impacts. Things like broken fingers or neck or back trouble can take place suddenly or even over time due to stress on the body. If you work with table saws, you know there is a risk of wood jumping or a blade snapping, which could result in amputations, lacerations or other serious injuries. Even with safety methods in place, you're still at risk of injury every time the blade is moving.

Accidents can be prevented if the right kind of guards are used and if the saws are maintained properly. There's no reason an unsafe table saw should ever be sold. If you purchase a defective saw, it could snap, twist or get jammed, leading to unnecessary injuries and danger to your life. If you've suffered an injury due to a guard that failed or a blade that wasn't moving correctly, you need to report it and seek out the compensation you deserve.

Our website has more information on mechanical equipment failures and what to do if you've been injured. With the right help, you can find the right way to seek compensation for your injury.

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