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The uses and dangers of chainsaws

Posted on January 7, 2015 11:47 am under Product Liability

Chainsaws are farm maintenance power tools used for limbing, pruning, bucking or felling trees. It is composed of a guide bar around which a teethed chain rotates to cut trees and snags. Over the years, however, several cases of injuries have been linked to chainsaw-related accidents, such as tree crashes and rollovers.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stated that more than 28,500 chainsaw injuries occurred in 1999, most of them were injuries to the lower extremities. Although a majority of chainsaw-related injuries have been a result of user error, some incidents occurred because of chainsaw defects. In fact, over the years, the CPSC has recalled hundreds of thousands of chainsaws due to defective components that may cause accidents.

Chainsaw injuries are definitely costly. To learn more about the possibility of taking legal action after being hurt by a defective chainsaw, consult with our teal of Madison-based personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.