New York City Welding Accident Lawyer
Welders are among the most important laborers on New York City construction sites. Without their expertise and contributions, structures quite literally couldn’t be built. Welders not only do important jobs, but also some of the most dangerous in the construction industry. Unfortunately, deviations OSHA welding safety standards can increase the risk of accidents.
It’s no surprise that hundreds of thousands of welders are injured every year. Since welders work with extreme heat and are exposed to incredibly bright lights, the injuries they sustain tend to be quite severe. Many welders hurt on the job suffer eye injuries, burns, and even death.
Are you a welder who has been hurt in an accident on a New York construction site? Contact the construction accident attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC to learn about your legal rights and options. You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits or damages from a negligent contractor or engineer. We will fight to help you get the money you need and deserve.
Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation. We’re always available to take your call and discuss your case, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
You Deserve an Experienced NYC Welding Accident Lawyer
When you get hurt in a welding accident, you’re vulnerable to severe and debilitating injuries. These injuries can require extensive medical care and keep you out of work. Few things will be more important than seeking compensation for your injuries. You deserve to work with a law firm that cares about you and has a proven track record of success handling cases like yours.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC, we’ve been fighting on behalf of injured welders in New York City for more than four decades. Our law firm is like one big family. When you call us for help after you get hurt, you become part of that family. We’ll try to make the process of recovering compensation as easy as we possibly can. Our passionate attorneys will handle every aspect of your legal case so that you can focus on getting better.
Our hard work and commitment to our clients pay off. We’ve successfully recovered more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts. When you call us for help after a welding accident in New York, we’ll go above and beyond to get the money that you need, too.
Our NYC welding accident lawyers represent clients across New York, in:
- The Bronx
- Long Island
- Staten Island
- Queens, and
- Staten Island.
Give us a call today to schedule your free, no-obligation case evaluation. We’re here to help you when you need it most.
Ignoring OSHA Safety Regulations Can Result in Welding Accidents
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes the dangers welders face every day. To help minimize accidents and protect welders, OSHA creates rules and regulations that have to be followed on every job site across the country.
These regulations dictate how welding equipment – including compressed gas cylinders, hoses, and torches – have to be used and maintained. The OSHA regulations also explain what type of safety devices have to be provided to welders on worksites, especially when working on scaffolds.
When property owners and contractors ignore these safety rules, welders suffer the consequences. Welders might have legitimate claims for compensation if they get hurt. In New York, owners and contractors can be liable for injuries caused by dangerous working conditions, and strictly liable for injuries related to scaffolding and elevated work.
How Do I Get Money If I’m Injured in a New York Welding Accident?
There are a couple of ways to seek compensation after you get hurt in a welding accident in New York City.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Almost all employers in New York are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage. If you get hurt in a welding accident at work, you can seek benefits from your employer’s policy. You will waive your right to sue your employer, but you’ll be able to get money for medical bills, lost wages, and even disability.
Keep in mind that there are strict limits on how much you can recover and how long you receive benefits. You should not hesitate to contact an experienced New York personal injury lawyer who is familiar with the construction workers’ compensation system.
Personal Injury Lawsuit
You only waive the right to sue your employer by collecting workers’ compensation benefits. If you get hurt because of a negligent third party, you might still have the right to file a lawsuit to recover additional compensation.
In New York, you can potentially recover compensation from anyone who contributed to your welding accident. This might include:
- Property owners
- General contractors
- Architects and engineers, or
- Companies that sold or manufactured defective construction or welding equipment.
It’s important to know what caused your accident and who’s to blame. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll carefully investigate your welding accident and determine the causes(s). This will help us identify why it happened and who’s to blame. Then we’ll seek money from anyone who allowed you to get hurt.
Common Welding Accident Injuries
Welding is a dangerous job. When you’re involved in a welding accident on a New York City job site, you might sustain severe injuries, including:
- Welder’s Flash
- Electrical shock
- Lung, brain, and nerve damage
- Parkinsons’ disease
- Eye injuries
- Lost limbs
- Wrongful death, and more.
Have you been hurt in a welding accident in New York City? Don’t hesitate to call our New York City personal injury attorneys for help. We’ll review your case, explain your rights, and answer any questions you might have. Your first consultation is free, so reach out to us for help today.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit or Injury Claim in New York?
There’s a limited amount of time to pursue compensation after a New York City welding accident. The length of time you’ll have depends on how you decide to move forward and seek damages.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits: You have to notify your employer within 30 days of your welding accident. After that, you’ll have one year to formally submit a claim for benefits.
Personal Injury Lawsuit: The statute of limitations for bodily injury claims is three years. You will lose out on valuable compensation you deserve if you wait too long to assert your rights.
NOt sure how much time you have to seek damages after your welding accident? Let the legal team at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. help. Call us as soon as you can after you get hurt. We can get started on your welding injury case right away so that you don’t miss out on valuable compensation.
What Money Can I Get If I Get Hurt in a New York Welding Accident?
It depends. If you want to collect benefits from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy, you’ll only be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and (possibly) disability. No benefits for pain and suffering or emotional distress would be available.
You’re generally entitled to seek a wider range of benefits if you file a personal injury lawsuit. You can recover everything you’d be able to get through a workers’ compensation program, in addition to money for emotional trauma, chronic pain, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, and more.
Call Our NYC Welding Accident Lawyers For Help
Have you been injured in a welding accident in New York? The attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. are prepared to help you fight to maximize your compensation. Contact our New York City law office to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment. There’s no risk in asking for our help, all you have to do is make the call.