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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 in Manhattan and elsewhere in NY’s five boroughs, it is not surprising that welding accidents occur far too frequently.
If you were injured in a welding accident in NYC, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, or anywhere else in New York, 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 Brooklyn welding accident lawyers 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.
Unfortunately, contractors employing welders may not comply with OSHA and state regulations designed to protect anyone using welding equipment or standing 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 in New York. Shipyards and oil rigs use welders both above and below the water, adding another layer of danger for the workers.
People can be injured while working as welders by:
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 that they do not stand too close to other welders are important steps that employers can take to protect workers at construction sites in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island, NY.
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 NY workers’ compensation. To discuss your New York welding accident case with a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer, contact Proner & Proner and schedule a free initial consultation.
Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut. He also handles welding accident cases throughout the United States.
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