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Welding is a specialized occupation, and welders find themselves with opportunities not only in industrial work, but also in just about every type of construction project.  In New York City construction, welders work in high-risk environments, using dangerous equipment to perfectly join metal parts.

With the opportunities come risks: welding is a hazardous operation, and welding accidents can happen to anyone. In addition to the risk of burns or “welder’s flash” (blinding and diminished vision), welders can also develop serious injuries over time from exposure to toxic fumes which result from welding activity.

In New York, if you were injured in a welding accident or suffer a welding-related disability while on the job, you should be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation was put in place to help with medical expenses and lost wages for victims who suffer on the job injuries.

It would be wonderful if this were adequate, but it’s not.  Workers’ compensation is rarely enough to provide full compensation for serious or long-term injury. Fortunately, New York has some powerful laws that now allow injured workers to sue the owners, developers and general contractors whose negligent failure to follow safety regulations made the injury a likely result. This is when an experienced construction injury lawyer in New York can help. With more than a century of collective experience in handling injury cases, the award-winning lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff understand the details of construction accident litigation perfectly. We can help you get complete compensation for the entirety of your injury.

What are the injuries most common to welding accidents?

All construction or industrial jobs have risks connected to them, but a welder’s job carries with it some risks that are relatively unique. A welding accident or failure to conform to industry safety standards carries many risks, including:

  • Electrocution and Burn injuries – The welding process can emit UV rays and bright flashes that can burn exposed skin instantly without making direct contact. Stray sparks that can also result in long term damage.
  • Eye Injuries – Over time, the bright light exposure experienced by welders can damage the eye surface and retina. The damage can lead to cataracts and even permanent blindness.
  • Skin injuries –Welding produces significant UV radiation, and long-term exposure carries with it the risk of skin cancers.
  • Inhalation injuries – Welding fumes contain chemical byproducts that are toxic to the human body. Inhaled over a period of time, they can cause a myriad of physical disorders, including cancer, kidney damage, lung problems and nervous system disorders.

Why do I need an attorney to help me after a welding injury?

Workers’ compensation should be automatic, but often it isn’t. The insurance companies have professionals working for them who will try to minimize or deny your claim. An experienced New York workers’ compensation lawyer can help ensure that you aren’t prevented from  receiving all of the benefits that you deserve.

In addition, an experienced attorney familiar with claims like yours will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident to find out all of the negligent parties, so that we can bring a claim to provide you and your family with significant additional compensation to help you recover from your injuries. With the right legal team on your side, you can focus on recovering and not worry about the future. 

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff have many years of experience in dealing with difficult and complex accident claims, including those arising from welding accidents. You can expect them to investigate your case thoroughly, and explain to you all of your available options for recovery.

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