New York City Welding & Iron Work Accident Lawyers
Both welding and iron work are dangerous professions, and when accidents happen, they tend to be extremely serious accidents. Even highly skilled and experienced welders and ironworkers can be seriously injured in the course of their work. If you’re a welder or ironworker who’s been injured on the job, consult with an experienced NYC construction accident attorney today.
Welding and Iron Work Accidents Can Result in Serious Injuries
When welders and ironworkers are injured on the job, the associated damages tend to be immense, including:
- Medical Expenses – Your medical expenses can range from emergency care at and transportation from the scene of the accident, surgery and aftercare, treatment from doctors and specialists, physical therapy, prescription medications, adaptive medical devices, home health care, adaptations to your home, rehabilitation, and more.
- Lost Wages – If you’ve suffered a serious injury in a welding or iron work accident, you can expect to lose a significant number of hours on the job and a significant amount of wages in the process. Additionally, you could also experience diminished earnings into your future and even an altered career path.
- Pain and Suffering – The trauma of a serious accident often adds emotional pain to the already significant physical pain. Having your life as you know it upended in the blink of an eye and facing the long path toward recovery leaves many victims at a serious loss. The physical and emotional pain and suffering associated with serious accidents, such as welding and iron work accidents, can be immense and should never be discounted.
The injuries associated with welding and iron work accidents are naturally very serious. While every accident is unique to its own circumstances and can lead to nearly any kind of injury, there are some injuries that are most commonly associated with welding accidents:
- Eye injuries
- Skin injuries
- Injuries related to toxic exposure
- Severe burns
Some of the injuries most common to iron work include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries(TBIs)
- Cuts, bruises, and lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns
Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury
Welding and iron work accidents are common in the construction industry. While workers’ compensation laws prohibit employees from directly suing their employers (your claim will likely go through workers’ compensation), if a third party was responsible for or contributed to your injury-causing accident, you can file a claim against the at-fault party. The legal mechanics are complicated, and working closely with a skilled personal injury attorney with extensive experience handling welding and iron work accident cases is in your best interest.
Consult with an Experienced NYC Construction Accident Attorney Today
If you’ve suffered a welding or iron work accident, the dedicated construction accident attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman are committed to fighting for your rights and for your rightful compensation. Our firm is among the oldest and best established in the City, and we’re proud to serve your legal needs. Our legal team is here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 212-285-3300 for more information today.