Manhattan Welding Accident Lawyer
Welding is widely considered to be one of the most dangerous occupations in the construction industry. The intense heat involved in welding presents a risk for accidents and long-term injuries that can be catastrophic. These injuries can be severe and often result in permanent disability.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 550,000 workers in the welding occupation are at a risk for personal injury from welding-related accidents and chemical exposure. The level of risk for fatalities is also fairly high with projections of more than four deaths per thousand workers over their working lifetime.
With the ever-increasing number of construction projects popping up around Manhattan, the risk for welding accidents will likely increase. If you are injured in a Manhattan welding accident you may be entitled to compensation. Schedule a free legal consultation with Shulman & Hill to learn more.
Seeking Help From a Welding Accident Attorney in the Manhattan Area
Should you or a loved one suffer a personal injury or death from a workplace welding accident, you should consider hiring one of our experienced personal injury attorneys in Manhattan. The welding accident lawyers at Shulman & Hill can help to ensure that every important aspect of your case is covered after a New York City welding accident.
Causes of Manhattan Welding Accidents
Welding is one of the most regulated construction occupations in the industry. However, the combination of intense heat and energy required to weld make it inherently dangerous. Underwater welding and arc welding both have unique safety hazards.
The most common causes of welding accidents include:
- Exposure to toxic fumes such as metal compounds and minerals
- Electrical shock (which is one of the most common welding accidents)
- Hearing damage from exposure to loud noises
- Explosions due to the combination of heat, hazardous chemicals, and gases
- Welder’s flash (eye arc) and flash burns (an infrared radiation burn of the eyes or skin)
- Eye injuries and burns from sparks and hot metal debris
- Hazardous working environments—long hours in cramped spaces, awkward positions, or submerged underwater. This can also cause repetitive stress injuries.
Sometimes it may be unclear what caused your welding injury. In these cases, an investigation may be necessary.
Common Welding Accident Injuries
Depending on the type of welding accident, injuries may cause long-term effects or even death.
Some of the most common welding injuries are:
- Vision damage and blindness
- Severe burns
- Partial or total hearing loss
- Nerve, brain, and/or lung damage
- Muscle and/or skeletal damage
- Crushed digits
Some personal injuries from a welding accident can potentially be life-changing, resulting in long-lasting or permanent disabilities. The physical and financial toll can be devastating for the victim and their family.
Hiring the right Manhattan welding accident law firm can be crucial to making a full recovery. While you focus solely on your recovery, Shulman & Hill can build a strong case for compensation. Whether you need help conducting an investigation, filing a claim, or even fighting on your behalf in the courtroom, our lawyers at Shulman & Hill can help.
Identifying the Cause of a Welding Accident in Manhattan
There are numerous causes for welding accidents.Identifying the cause of a welding accident can be a difficult process in some instances. Possible causes may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Insufficient training
- Lack of supervision
- Equipment malfunctions or defects
- Improper use of chemicals
- Worn or inadequate materials
- Insufficient inspections
- Failure to provide safety equipment
Investigating and identifying who may be liable for a welding accident can be difficult. Often, there can be more than one party that was negligent and contributed to an accident. If this is the case, it can affect how you and your lawyer pursue compensation for your losses.
Evidence can be critical to a successful welding accident case. Physical evidence, contracts, details regarding equipment condition, medical records, and accident reports may be necessary to help prove the validity of your case.
How Do I Pursue Compensation After a Manhattan Welding Accident?
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a Manhattan welding accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and lost financial earnings from missed work.
Most New York employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you were injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to help cover your medical bills and lost wages. One of our Manhattan workers’ compensation lawyers can help you file a claim and represent your interests if your claim is challenged.
If a negligent third party caused your accident, you may be able to pursue additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. This can help you recover money for pain and suffering and other losses not covered by workers’ compensation.
At Shulman & Hill, we are committed to helping every client pursue any compensation they may be entitled to after suffering welding-related injuries. From day one, you can count on us to support you in every aspect of the legal process.
Why Choose Shulman & Hill?
Shulman & Hill is a premier Manhattan-based law firm that specializes in representing those seeking compensation for welding accidents. Our team of attorneys can help you conduct an investigation, compile evidence, file a claim, and even negotiate in the courtroom if needed.
We have a proven track record of success and can apply our knowledge and expertise to your unique situation. Contact us today to set up a free consultation or call 212.221.1000 to talk. You will only pay for our services if we win your case.
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