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Chain Saw Accidents

Many individuals have come to underestimate how hazardous chainsaws are; severe harm can be the result for the innocent bystander or operator if he or she is not using a chainsaw responsibly.

Their appearance widespread in video games and movies has made the public in general view them as less a tool, and more of a novelty; a chainsaw has a real purpose and requires the proper training.

Despite the associated risks with chain saws, they do not require any licenses to operate. Many individuals who use them do not have proper training, and are not aware of safety protocols, which would keep them from getting hurt.

Chain Saw Safety Guidelines

Many chain saw accidents result in injuries sustained due to poor judgment, recklessness, or a lack of understanding in relation to responsible and safe use.

Operators of chain saws have the capability of hurting themselves, and those around them when they neglect to adhere to general guidelines.

Chain saws should not be dropped from the air to start. This is a process in which a user decides to job the chain saw with one hand while, with the other, pulling to start cord.

Naturally, this can cause losing control of the chain saw.

Blades of a chain saw candy become dull; this can create a hazard when the chain saw needs to operate, to create a cut, with more force.

Blades should be sharpened routinely, and many of the operators are not properly trained on how to do this.

Chain saws have restrictions, and users should know of whether the chain saw used is appropriate for the available task.

Chain saws, in the absence of other individuals, should never be used.

It is crucial that the operator never uses a chain saw by himself, because the presence of that other individual can ensure if something awry were to happen, that the operator will have another person to assist him in receiving medical care during chain saw accidents.

Operators of chain saws should wear appropriate safety equipment; this includes safety glasses, a helmet, leather chaps and boots, and protective gloves.

Around metal or stones, operators should avoid use of a chain saw, and should not work around electrical wiring or power lines.

Kickback is a key cause of sustained injury because it can happen even in chain saws marketed to eliminate or reduce it.

While in the workplace, if you sustained injuries, your employer is required to offer you worker’s compensation. However, you may also be entitled to claim compensation if the employer did not offer appropriate safety equipment, or training before any chain saw accidents.

The manufacturer of the equipment may be considered to be held liable if the chain saw malfunctioned because of a poor design or defect.

Compensation may entail the cost of suffering and pain, your medical bills, and lost wages because of an inability to work.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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