Welding Accidents

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:

  • Heat
  • Burns
  • 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.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.