Welding Accident Attorney
Welding is among the most dangerous trades in an already-dangerous construction industry and is very heavily regulated. However, the regulation does not guarantee that workers and other people passing by the construction zone will be safe. Accidents happen with distressing frequency, leaving employees and others seriously injured. Given the pace of construction projects, it is not surprising that welding accidents are far too frequent.
Contact Proner & Proner for a Free Consultation After a Welding Accident
If you were injured in a welding accident, it is important to find out about your legal options. In addition to obtaining workers compensation, you may be eligible for compensation from third parties such as another employer or employee on the job. To learn more, please contact the experienced attorneys at Proner & Proner for a free consultation. Discuss your case with experienced injury lawyer Mitchell Proner by calling our office or by filling out our online contact form to schedule your appointment.
Where Do Welding Accidents Occur?
Unfortunately, contractors employing welders may not comply with OSHA and state regulations designed to protect anyone using or close to welding equipment. They may believe that following the regulations hinders the work and costs more, cutting into profits. This attitude is not limited to the construction industry. Shipyards and oil rigs use welders both above and below the water, adding another layer of danger for the workers.
What Causes Injuries to Welders and Others?
People can be injured while working as welders by:
- Fires caused by sparks igniting flammable materials
- Particles and radiation that enter skin or eyes
- Toxic exposure that results in lung damage and other problems
- Electric shock
- Too-long shifts that leave workers excessively fatigued
- Excessive or high-decibel noise that leaves workers with hearing loss
Such injuries are also common among workers employed in brazing, metal cutting, iron working and pipefitting. Wearing protective eye gear and approved clothing can help. Providing workers with proper ventilation and making sure they do not stand too close to other welders are important steps that employers can take to protect workers.
Call a Qualified Welding Accident Attorney
If you were injured in a welding accident that could have been the result of negligence, you may be eligible for compensation in addition to the benefits provided by workers’ compensation. To discuss your case with a knowledgeable and experienced injury lawyer, call Proner & Proner for a free initial consultation.
Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut, and he also handles cases throughout the United States.