More than half a million workers are injured in welding accidents each year. High heat used in welding can produce severe burn injuries to the flesh and eyes. Injuries when working with welding equipment can occur from the intense heat, sparks, flammable liquids, fumes, and also from workers not using proper safety equipment.
Injuries often happen when the contractor or owner disregards OSHA safety regulations and try to cut corners so that work can happen fast. It is important to realize that not all welding related injuries become immediately apparent. Some take time to be discovered, and by the time they are, it is too late to treat them. Exposure to UV and IR radiation can lead to “arc eye”, a painful eye condition, and cause subcutaneous burns that leave behind painful scars. Welding injuries include scarring, nerve damage, eye damage, teeth damage, mental health problems, and in some cases a person may die from the injuries.
You are entitled to compensation for welding injuries to reimburse you for lost wages, medical expenses, and also the loss of earning ability. If you have suffered a welding injury at the worksite, then the first thing you must do is to seek legal assistance. The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. will document the cause of injury, investigate the circumstances surrounding it, and help you get justice.
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