How Common Are Nail Gun Construction Accident Injuries as a New York Construction Worker Am I

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How common are nail gun construction accident injuries? As a New York construction worker, am I at risk of injury?
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Nail guns may be a common tool of your trade if you are a New York construction worker. However, just because they are common does not mean that they are always safe.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released the following statistics about nail gun construction accident injuries. According to OSHA:

  • One study found that two of every five residential carpenter apprentices suffered a nail gun injury over a four-year period. One of every five residential carpenter apprentices, or 20% of residential carpenter apprentices, suffered more than one nail gun injury over a four-year period. Additionally, one of every ten residential carpenter apprentices, or 10% of residential carpenter apprentices, suffered three or more nail gun injuries in a four-year period.
  • Approximately one in four nail gun hand injuries results in structural damage to the hand. Structural damage may include a bone fracture or damage to a tendon, joint, or nerve.
  • More than half of construction nail gun injuries result in injury to the hand or fingers.

If you have suffered a nail gun construction accident injury then it is important to know about your rights and your possible recovery. You have the right to contact an experienced New York construction accident lawyer and to fight for your fair recovery of medical expenses, lost income, and other damages if appropriate. For more information, please call a New York construction attorney today at 800-362-9329 and please read our FREE brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone.