West Virginia Welding Accident Attorney
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Construction workers take huge risks every day. The responsibilities of the job can often entail
very dangerous duties that occur on a daily basis. There are hazardous
materials to work with, heavy equipment to use, and dangerous structures
to work on, such as the scaffolds of high rise building. Welding work
involves these risks and more, leaving those on the job vulnerable to
incurring an injury.
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If you were hurt from a welding accident due to negligence, you are entitled
to receive compensation for your suffering.
Welding Accident Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over 560,000 workers are injured
annually due to welding accidents. Given the fact that welding requires
a dangerous level of heat and energy, this isn't surprising. Welding
is a very dangerous occupation, with the risk of death being more than
4 per 1000 over a career. Not only is the risk of death staggering in
comparison to other occupations, the risk of life-altering injuries is
also high. Most workers' compensation claims filed after a welding
accident are for injuries to the eyes.
What are the most common welding injuries?
Burns from fire, sparks, or flammable material
Eye injuries due to excessive heat or the arc eye
Infrared radiation exposure
Skin injuries other than burns
Toxic fume inhalation, especially due to working in confined spaces with
Invisible light exposure
Hearing loss due to excessively loud noises
Vision loss due to excessive lighting or injuries to the eyes
The Need For Compensation After A Welding Accident
Welding uses extremely high temperatures to bond pieces of metal together.
They become fused together when the pieces have cooled down. This is often
done to fuse the framework of buildings, for example. The heat alone is
enough to cause severe injuries, especially if there are equipment malfunctions.
A welding accident can even result in wrongful death. If you or a loved
one have suffered any of the injuries mentioned above, you need to call our
West Virginia personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. The costs of treating many of these conditions can
be astronomical and some of the effects can be permanently damaging, calling
for more extensive compensation.
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We protect your best interests and put your needs first. Collectively, we bring
worth of experience to fighting for the rights of those who were injured by the negligence
of others. Having
an attorney who can relentlessly advocate for you in any situation is crucial. When
you come to
Hartley Law Group, PLLC, you get a legal representative that has full knowledge of handling cases
just like yours and can work to ensure you get a fair resolution, whether
through a verdict or settlement.
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(888) 510-6547 or
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