New York Welding Accident Lawyers Who Understand Serious Injuries
Every day, welders are exposed to intense heat, and risk a long list of burn injuries. Because gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) produces temperatures of up to 11,000 degrees Fahrenheit, a welder's iron rods and iron rod particles are particularly damaging if they come in contact with skin. A dropped welding torch can cause a full thickness hot metal slag burn injury, requiring an immediate trip to the emergency room.
Exposure to chemicals and fumes is also a risk to welders, as the process uses hazardous vapors and toxic gases such as carbon dioxide, which can cause neurological damage if inhaled. Too often, welder work stations are not properly ventilated with extractor fans, causing welders to become dizzy or disoriented. Fires and explosions can also occur, due to compressed gases being close to the arc flame. Each of these hazardous conditions is covered by workers compensation. To maximize compensation, it's wise to contact an experienced New York welding accident lawyer. As personal injury lawyers serving New Yorkers for over 80 years, we are prepared to put resources and experience to work for welding accident victims.
How a Knowledgeable Welding Accident Lawyer in New York Can Help
Arc-eye is another welding danger. This occurs when the ultra-violet light of the arc burns and inflames the cornea, causing severe eye damage, and sometimes blindness. Though helmets with magnetic shields are intended to protect eyes from damaging UV light, welders often develop cataracts, even with the best protective welding gear. Welders can also be electrocuted if they accidentally touch the electrode and work-piece, particularly in wet or damp conditions, due to the constant current power supply that is conducted across the arc through the metal vapors and ionized gas known as plasma.
If you are a welder injured on the job, let Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano fight for your rights. Call us toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. You shouldn't suffer for the hard work you do every day, and we're here to make sure you get the restitution you deserve, whether you're in the Bronx, Queens, Kings County, Rockland County, Nassau County or Manhattan.