Coralville and all of Iowa


Coralville and all of Iowa



Nail Gun Accidents

An aggressive advocate for injured workers in Iowa

A power tool often used by construction workers is the nail gun. These tools are fast, efficient and can drive a nail through wood or metal. But they are also involved in many construction accidents that leave workers seriously injured. Iowa construction accident attorney Paul McAndrew helps injured workers successfully navigate the claims process.

Worker’s compensation benefits include coverage for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for injuries. They also include partial disability payments if the injury prevents the worker from returning to the job. But at Paul McAndrew Law Firm, PLLC, we have seen how employers and insurance companies try to keep payments as low as possible following a nail gun accident.

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Different types of nail guns include electric, gas-powered and pneumatic. They are used for framing, roofing, flooring, finishing and other projects. It’s important to be properly trained and to use safety precautions before using a nail gun. But even then, accidents can happen, and workers can get hurt.

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In these types of accidents, a nail can be fired at a hand, finger, head, neck or other part of the body. Injuries may be minor if the skin is only slightly punctured. But some accidents may result in damage to muscles, tendons and nerves. In some cases, there may be a bone fracture or damage to an internal organ.

Workers injured by a nail gun will need medical treatment and may miss time from work, resulting in lost income. But they are often treated unfairly by the workers’ compensation system. That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side.

From the start, employers and insurance companies have an advantage. You will need to see a doctor chosen by the employer, and you can be sure this doctor won’t have your best interests in mind. Insurance companies routinely challenge the extent of injuries and deny treatment they deem unnecessary.

Aggressive advocate for your case

You need an aggressive advocate who will fight for what’s best for you. Attorney Paul McAndrew has been helping injured workers and their families for decades. He knows how to build strong cases that get results in the Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation and in the courts.

Other attorneys make a quick settlement and move on, even though the settlement leaves you shortchanged. Paul McAndrew isn’t interested in playing nice with insurance adjusters. He tells them what benefits he expects you to get. He is only interested in a resolution of your claim that meets all your needs.

If you suffered a nail gun injury on the job, contact Paul McAndrew today. Call 319-887-1690 for a free consultation.