New York Welding Accident Lawyer

Sprawling cities like New York would be impossible to grow and maintain without skilled welders. Whether they are working on bridges, buildings, or support beams, these workers keep our city in pristine condition. Unfortunately, welding comes with the potential for serious injury.

Even if you prioritize your safety, accidents may still occur. While you will hopefully never be involved in a welding accident, it is crucial to be aware of how to handle them. If you or a loved one in New York are ever injured in a welding accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and related losses.

Review your case with a workers’ compensation and/or a personal injury lawyer in New York to learn more about your options. At Shulman & Hill, a New York welding accident attorney will offer the aggressive representation you need to pursue the full amount of compensation to which you may be entitled.

New York Welding Accidents: What You Need to Know

Welding accidents can cause harm in a number of different ways. One of the most common injuries resulting from these accidents is known as welder’s flash, or welder’s eye. This injury occurs when a welder’s eyes are exposed to ultraviolet light without sufficient protection.

Symptoms of welder’s eye may not be immediately apparent. Victims of this injury often notice symptoms hours after being exposed to ultraviolet light. Their symptoms may include:

  • Eye pain
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Tearing
  • Blurred vision
  • The feeling of an object or foreign body in the eye

See an eye doctor right away if your work involves welding and you notice any of these symptoms. You need fast treatment to stop the progression of the injury. Additionally, seeing a doctor can help you establish a paper trail for a claim should the injury exacerbate over time.

Other Injuries Caused by New York Welding Accidents

Welder’s eye is not the only type of injury or illness welding accidents can cause.

If your skin is exposed to ultraviolet light, your chances of developing skin cancer may be greater than they otherwise would be. Additionally, you might inhale particles in welding fumes at work. If they accumulate, they could put you at an increased risk of developing lung conditions, various types of cancer, kidney problems, and more.

Regardless of the specific nature of your injuries or illness, if you are ever harmed in a New York welding accident, you will likely need some form of medical treatment. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may also be unable to return to work after an accident. This could prevent you from earning a paycheck. Naturally, being unable to earn an income makes paying for unexpected medical bills even more difficult.

How Our Welding Accidents Law Firm in New York Can Help

In New York, if you are injured as a result of an on-the-job welding accident, you can typically seek compensation for your losses by filing a workers’ compensation claim. Your employer should have workers’ compensation insurance for circumstances like this.

However, before filing a claim, it may be a good idea to seek representation from a New York welding accidents lawyer. The following are key ways in which we can help:

Investigating the Accident

You should not expect your employer’s insurer to immediately pay you what you are eligible for after you file a claim. Insurance companies are businesses. Like all businesses, they have financial priorities of their own. In fact, in some instances, an insurance company could attempt to deny your claim entirely.

As a result, some insurers look for reasons to justify denying claims against them. They may do so by arguing that your accident was not genuinely work-related. Sometimes insurers even deny claims by arguing that an injured worker was intentionally trying to harm themselves in hopes of a payout.

To prove that you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, it may be necessary to conduct a thorough investigation into the accident. Our New York welding accident attorneys are prepared to do this if needed.

The evidence our investigation yields can play a critical role in your case if your employer’s insurer initially denies your claim. We can help provide evidence showing how your accident was caused, how you were injured, and why your claim should therefore be accepted.

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If a party other than your employer (such as a property owner or contractor) contributed to your injury or illness, you may qualify to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover additional compensation. Our qualified personal injury lawyers in New York know how to hold negligent parties financially accountable for the harm they have done.


An insurance company may not necessarily be motivated to pay you compensation after a New York welding accident. If you work with them directly, some may try to convince you to settle for less than your claim could actually be worth.

At Shulman & Hill, we will do everything in our power to keep this from happening. Our New York welding accident lawyers can negotiate on your behalf to ensure you receive a fair payout that covers the full extent of your losses, including estimated future medical costs.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, we have a proven track record of success. Over the years, our attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our various clients. These outcomes are a direct result of our meticulous and aggressive approach.

To learn more about what we can do for you, call us today at (555) 555-5555 or schedule a free legal consultation online.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


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