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Power Tool Safety Tips

Power tools enable those “DIY-ers” out there to complete a wide variety of home improvement and automotive projects on their own, such as building bookshelves and rotating tires. However, as the name implies, power tools are incredibly powerful items that can be dangerous if handled incorrectly.

No matter how conscientious you may be while using your power tools, defects can turn them into dangerous, injury-causing products. If you have been injured due to a defective power tool or other such product, you should consult a Milwaukee product liability attorney today to fight for your rights. Contact a product liability lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 for the legal assistance you need.

Ways to Protect Yourself

If you are planning on handling power tools, there are several things that you can do to help prevent injuries, such as:

  • Work only in a clean, well-lit area
  • Wear protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, pants, and closed-toe shoes
  • Protect your senses with ear mufflers and shatterproof glasses
  • Double-check your tools for spots of wear and tear before you use them

Additionally, if you plan to work in a secluded area such as your own tool shed or some other location where people cannot see you, you should let someone know before you start work with the power tools. Tell them what time you think you should return, just in case you are injured and cannot get to a phone to call for help.

Contact Us

Even if you follow all of the safety protocol above, you cannot always protect yourself from injury if a product is poorly made. If you or someone you know has been injured by a flawed product, contact the Milwaukee personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (414) 271-0900 to fight for your rights.