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New York Welding Accident Attorneys

Need help building a case for your welding burn Accident?

Welding injuries on construction sites can have a significant impact on your health, both physically and emotionally. The injuries resulting from such incidents can be severe, necessitating extensive medical care, rehabilitation, and potentially long-term assistance.

The experienced legal team at Schwartzapfel Lawyers has the knowledge and skills to fight for you and secure optimal compensation for damages resulting from the accident, such as medical expenses and lost wages. By working with our team, you receive the highest standard of legal representation, ensuring that each of your needs are met and that you receive the maximum financial compensation to which you are entitled.

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Welding Burn Case?

Report your welding burn accident as soon as possible

If you or a loved one has been in a welding burn accident, it’s absolutely critical that you report it right away. As leading welding burn accident attorneys, we’re here to help you through the legal process and get all the money and benefits you deserve.

 

To reiterate, the sooner you report the accident, the better we can gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf. So, please, don’t wait until it’s too late. Instead, contact us today at 516-342-2200 to discuss your situation and allow our award-winning team of personal injury attorneys to guide you through this difficult time.

Did you receive medical attention immediately following your welding burn accident?

Getting medical attention right after a welding burn accident is not only essential for your health but also for your legal case or workers’ compensation claim. If you received medical care immediately following the accident, it can strengthen your claim and help you get the compensation you need. If you haven’t seen a doctor yet, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. Once you’ve taken care of your health, reach out to our skilled welding burn injury team at 516-342-2200 to discuss your legal options and start the process of recovering – physically, financially, and legally.

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Have you spoken with an attorney who specializes in welding accidents?

It is essential to consult with an experienced construction site welding burn accident attorney as soon as possible. At Schwartzapfel Lawyers, our knowledgeable legal team understands the details of construction accident cases and is committed to ensuring that your rights are protected.

 

By leveraging our expertise in this area, we can help you through the legal process to secure the maximum compensation you are entitled to. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation and take the first step towards getting the justice you’re entitled to.

Are you collecting evidence for your welding burn accident case?

Gathering proper documentation and evidence is crucial for the success of your construction site welding burn case. At Schwartzapfel Lawyers, we are well-versed in the types of evidence required for these cases, including medical records, accident reports, and witness statements. 

 

Our experienced construction accident attorneys will work diligently to ensure that all relevant evidence is collected and maintained, increasing your chances of receiving fair compensation.

Welding Burn FAQs

How do I know if I have a valid welding burn claim?

Determining if you have a valid welding burn claim requires an evaluation of the circumstances surrounding your accident. Typically, a valid claim involves proving that your injuries resulted from negligence or a breach of duty by another party, such as an employer, coworker, or equipment manufacturer.

A qualified welding burn attorney in New York, like those at Schwartzapfel Lawyers, can review your case details, gather evidence, and help you establish liability to pursue compensation for your injuries.

What kind of compensation can I expect from a welding burn case?

Compensation for a welding burn case depends on the severity of your injuries and the specific circumstances surrounding your accident. Potential damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

 

In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded to punish the responsible party for gross negligence or intentional misconduct. A knowledgeable welding burn attorney in New York at Schwartzapfel Lawyers can help you determine the types and amounts of compensation to which you may be entitled. For a free consultation and so much more, simply dial 516-342-2200 and allow our seasoned legal team the honor and privilege of fighting for you!

How long do I have to file a welding burn claim in New York?

In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including welding burn accidents, is generally three (3) years from the date of the accident. However, there are exceptions and specific deadlines for certain types of claims, such as those against government entities. To this end, it’s essential to consult with an experienced welding burn attorney to ensure you adhere to the proper deadlines and maintain your right to seek adequate compensation.

What are common causes of welding burn injuries?

Welding burn injuries typically occur when a welder’s skin is exposed to active welding equipment, resulting in contact with excessive heat, sparks, and spatter. This exposure can lead to severe burns, often requiring immediate medical treatment.

 

Another significant risk is flash burns to the eyes, known as “welder’s flash” or “arc eye,” caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays from a welder’s torch without adequate eye protection. These UV rays can damage the cornea, leading to conditions like cataracts and even temporary blindness.

 

In point of fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that approximately 5.6% of all construction eye injuries are due to flash burns. For those working in New York City’s construction sites, wearing proper safety equipment, including protective eyewear, is essential to minimize these risks.

What kinds of injuries can result from welding accidents?

Welding accidents can cause a range of injuries, from electric shock and severe burns to more chronic conditions like manganese poisoning, which may lead to Parkinson’s disease. Physical injuries include second and third-degree burns, often from hot metal or toxic fumes, and injuries like electric shock or UV radiation exposure leading to welder’s flash or cataracts.

 

Psychological impacts, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), are also common in the aftermath of a traumatic welding accident. Our team of seasoned welding accident lawyers and personal injury lawyers at Schwartzapfel Lawyers are experienced in handling such cases, ensuring that injured workers receive the legal advice and representation they need.

What should I do if I experience a welding burn?

First and foremost, seek immediate medical attention to treat any physical or psychological impacts. Medical bills from these treatments, including costs for any required ongoing medical care, may be significant, and it’s essential to document all medical treatment for your claim. After receiving medical care, it’s advisable to consult with a welding accident attorney before discussing your case with anyone, especially insurance companies.

Remember, any statements you make can negatively affect your workers’ comp and/or personal injury claim. As experienced welding burn injury lawyers, Schwartzapfel Lawyers offers a free case evaluation to help you understand your legal options. For more information, contact us today at 516-342-2200.

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Who is responsible for covering my damages after a welding burn?

In most cases, New York law prohibits employees injured at work or while in the performance of job-related duties from suing their employers directly. Instead, workers’ compensation is the primary means of recovering damages for injuries like electric shock, severe burns, or exposure to toxic fumes.

 

A successful workers’ comp claim may cover accident-related expenses, including but not limited to: medical treatment for arc eye and cataracts, as well as other conditions such as cotton-wool spots (CWSs) and visible scarring. That said, fully understanding workers’ comp and attorney-client relationships can be complicated. As such, it will likely be in your interest to have skilled work injury lawyers like those at Schwartzapfel Lawyers to guide you through the process and ensure you receive satisfactory compensation for your injuries and losses.

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