New York Welding Accident Lawyer
Welding is an essential part of construction work in New York and nationwide. Like other industrial tasks, however, welding can be extremely dangerous. Without proper training or equipment, welding can lead to serious injuries or worse. Even a simple mistake by anyone involved can cause catastrophic harm.
If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed in a welding accident or other construction injury anywhere in the Hudson Valley area, including Kingston, Marlboro and Ulster, reach out to a zealous accident and injury attorney at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, for a consultation with one of our lawyers. We’ll investigate the circumstances of your accident, build your case, and fight for your right to compensation. Our welding injury team will pursue your claims against the insurance providers, employers, equipment manufacturers, contractors, subcontractors, and any other parties who should be responsible for compensating you and your family for the harm you have suffered.
Common Welding Injuries
Welding torches are extremely dangerous. If they are mishandled, or if anything goes wrong in the welding process, serious injury can result. Some of the most common welding injuries include:
- Radiation exposure, which can cause eye injuries like Arc Eye or Welder’s Eye
- Burns or explosion injuries caused by the heat or sparks flying off the torch
- Breathing complications and lung injury from exposure to toxic gasses
- Electrical shock, caused by touching the wrong part of the welding circuit while also touching metal
If you’ve suffered any serious welding injury, talk to an experienced New York welding accident lawyer for help building a case, filing your claims, and obtaining compensation.
Obtaining Compensation After a Welding Accident
If you were injured at work while welding on a worksite, normally your remedies are limited to workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation insurance provides a number of benefits including partial wage replacement (temporary disability), medical costs, permanent disability, and death benefits to families of workers who are fatally injured on the job.
While workers’ comp is useful because negligence need not be proven, the damages available are limited. If you have a claim against a third party, however, meaning anyone who doesn’t work for your company, you might be able to seek additional personal injury damages. Additional damages you may be able to collect in a third-party lawsuit include:
- Full repayment of lost wages
- Past and future medical costs
- Loss of future earning capacity due to long-term injury or disability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and other psychological harms
To recover these additional damages, you’ll need to demonstrate that someone else was responsible for your injuries, someone besides a coworker or supervisor. For example, if you were injured because of a defective torch or faulty safety equipment, you might have a claim against the manufacturer of the defective product. If you were hurt due to the negligence of a subcontractor, or even a civilian who stumbled onto the worksite, you might have a claim against those parties as well.
For help conducting a thorough investigation into your accident in order to maximize your potential damages, call a savvy, successful New York welding injury attorney at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP.
Seasoned Personal Injury Attorneys Here to Help With Hudson Valley Welding Accidents
If you’ve been injured in a welding accident at work in New York, contact a New York personal injury lawyer at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, for a free consultation on your claims, in Kingston at 845-331-4100, and in Marlboro at 845-236-4411.