Welding is the cornerstone of creating buildings and structures. Without it, we would not have the current home or building you are sitting in right now. It is a highly specialized trade that few go into. Welders require special training and certification to be able to meld steel and rods together. However, by nature, welding is a dangerous occupation. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 1 in 250 construction workers is involved in a fatal accident due to welding.
At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we believe that welders should be protected and allowed to work in an environment that is safe for them and others. If you or a loved one has been injured in a welding accident in New York, call our construction injury attorneys today at (212) 577-9325.
Welding requires volatile gases and fuel used at high temperature. Construction workers use hot gas, sparks, or electricity to join metal beams and rods together to create the structure of a building. There are three types of welding: gas, arc, and oxygen & arc cutting. These techniques rely on molten materials that can lead to injury if not properly handled.
Common welding hazards include:
Employers are required to provide suitable working conditions, with proper ventilation and safety equipment. Supervisors should make sure that only those who are qualified handle welding materials. In addition, there should always be a fire extinguisher on hand. If they fail to provide these measures, it can lead to injuries.
Some welding injuries include:
Welding injuries can be extensive and debilitating. Depending on the type of injury, you can incur hefty medical bills and your quality of life can be greatly diminished. If your employer fails to uphold their duties and provide the appropriate safety measures, they are being negligent. If you have suffered because of carelessness or unpreparedness, you may have a right to seek compensation.
At The Perecman, P.L.L.C., our New York welding accident attorneys have years of experience helping individuals who have been hurt in a construction accident. If you have been wrongfully injured, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We prepare each case as if it were going to trial and will aggressively fight for your rights!
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.
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