It’s one of the most regulated areas of the construction industry, but it’s also one of the most dangerous. Welding accidents injure over 500,000 workers every year – and the injuries sustained due to a welding malfunction can lead to severe burns, and even death.
Free Welding Accident Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured in a welding accident, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Though great strides have been made in construction worker safety, over 500,000 workers are injured each year in welding accidents. Given the heat and energy required to weld a piece of metal to another to form a bond that will bear weight and withstand force, it’s not surprising that workers are injured in welding accidents.
Types of Welding Accidents
Welding involves fire and extremely high temperatures. Given the inherent dangers of welding, the risk of injury is always present. Injuries commonly result from:
- Extreme heat and burns
- Fire due to sparks, the presence of gasoline and other flammable materials, and ignited fumes
- Fatigue due to overworking, double shifts and multiple shifts
- Lightheadedness due to fumes
- Eye injuries
- Too-tight quarters between workers
OSHA has regulations pertaining to welding, cutting, and brazing. When these welding regulations are not followed, and a worker is injured as a result, he or she may be entitled to compensation through a construction accident lawsuit against the owner or general contractor. Depending on the severity of the injury, compensation may be awarded for both lost wages and loss of earning capacity.
Do I have a Welding Accident Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury & Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in welding injury accident lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.