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Drill Press Accidents



A drill press is a large tool used mainly in woodworking to drill holes into objects quickly and easily. While handheld tools can accomplish the same goal, drill presses are often more accurate, especially during mass production of a product. Unfortunately, drill presses are not without risk and accidents can result in serious and deadly injuries.

If you have been injured in a drill press accident, contact Mike Agruss Law for a free consultation. We are a Chicago-based injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury in an accident. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice. 

Why Drill Presses Are Dangerous 

Drill presses are intended to drill holes into wood, metal, and other objects. The moving parts of the drill press are moving very quickly and can get extremely hot and should be equipped with safety guards and shut-off switches to protect workers. When these protections are not in place, it is common for a worker’s hand, arm, clothing, or hair to be pulled into the path of the moving parts of the drill press. 

To protect themselves, workers should do the following:

  • Do not wear loose or long clothing.
  • Avoid using gloves while operating the drill press; these can get pulled into the machine-like long and loose clothing.
  • Keep long hair tied back.
  • Secure the material that is being worked with down onto the drill press-loose materials can spin and injure the worker or a bystander. 

In addition to the lack of safety guards and switches, drill presses may also be defective. Design flaws and the failure to provide workers with adequate warnings of the risks and dangers of the drill press may also be considered negligence. 

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to negligence on the job site, an experienced personal injury lawyer can review your claim and determine if there were unsafe working conditions, potential OSHA violations, and other hazards that may have existed at the time of your accident. They will also determine who may be liable for your injuries and damages and what compensation you may be entitled to.

We at Mike Agruss Law are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services. 

We see you as a person, not just a client – and that makes us better at the work we do. We listen. We learn your story. And, as we help you get the money you deserve, we go above and beyond in a way most law firms never could and never would. Because we’re not just lawyers. And you’re not just a client. We’re friends, neighbors, family. We’re all people and here at Mike Agruss Law, we put People, First

Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people, not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. Our unique formula has earned us over 900 outstanding client reviews on our website, an A+ BBB rating, and over 120 five-star reviews on Google.  Call 888-572-0176, e-mail us at [email protected], or schedule a meeting with us here. We’re here 24/7. 

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