Welders are important to almost any industry—welders work on building construction sites, at shipyards, on oilrigs and underwater. They are some of the most skilled construction workers who put themselves at risk every day. Unfortunately, according to the Department of Labor, 4 out of 1,000 workers will have a fatal injury. That’s too high for the 500,000 people who work in and around welding.
You have the right to a safe work environment, even if you’ve taken on one of the more dangerous positions on a job site. You also have the right to work with properly trained colleagues who won’t put you at risk.
If you or a loved has been injured in a welding accident in Atlanta, you’re going to need to know all your options. Give us a call at John Foy & Associates at 404-400-4000.
What should I do if I or a loved one has been injured in a welding accident?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a welding accident, get as much information about the accident as possible. Take photographs and write down the sequence of events, if you are able to. Get the names and telephone numbers of any witnesses. Construction sites often employ various contractors at once. If you can, write down the names of all these contractors.
Tell a coworker or supervisor that you have been injured. You have 30 days to notify a manager in a workers compensation case and this can be done formally.
If you are too injured to do so, our investigators can collect information from the work site.
A personal injury claim has a time limit, or statute of limitations, of two years or shorter to file. You have time to consider your case, but it’s better to act quickly as cases do tend to turn cold, especially on work sites.
And certainly get medical attention as quickly as possible. Welding accidents can be quite traumatic.
Give our Welding Accident Lawyers a call at John Foy & Associates at 404-400-4000 for a free and private consultation.
What am I eligible for in a welding accident claim?
If you have been injured in a welding accident at work you are eligible for a workers compensation claim. This claim is set up to pay for your medical costs incurred, as well as to pay a small portion of your income, up to $550, so that your family can pay for its expenses while you’re recovering.
Worker’s compensation is set up to be non-adversarial and no one need take the blame for your injury.
You may also be eligible for a personal injury claim if another party such as another employer or a manufacturer of a defective device caused your accident injury.
Either way, John Foy & Associates can help you work through your legal problems. Give us a call at 404-400-4000.
What are the common injuries in a welding accident?
Common injuries include:
- Eye injuries, including burns from flying particles, exposure to irritating gasses and exposure to UV rays
- “Arc Eye” or “Welders’ Eye”
- Exposure to noxious gasses which may affect lungs and reproductive systems
- Lung damage
- Hearing loss and deafness
- Crushed extremities
What are the common causes of a welding accident?
There can be many causes to welding accidents, including:
- Fires and explosions
- Flying particles
- Exposure to noxious and irritating fumes, vapors and chemicals.
- Electric shock
- Defective equipment
- Defective safety equipment
- Radiation to the skin and eyes.
How do I know if I have a welding claim accident claim?
If you have been injured on the job, you do have some sort of claim. Please call us at 404-400-4000 if you have any questions about your eligibility. We can give you a free and confidential consultation.
We have investigators who can look into your claim. And our 20-plus attorneys collaborate to see how to best pursue your claim.
Do I need a personal injury attorney or a workers compensation attorney?
You can hire a personal injury attorney and a workers compensation attorney or you can call John Foy & Associates at 404-400-4000. Our attorneys practice both kinds of law and we will never double charge you. We can walk you through your claim confidentially and for free, even if you decide not to pursue a claim.
I can’t afford an attorney. What should I do?
Don’t worry about paying an attorney. No personal injury attorney should charge fees upfront. It’s unethical. Any attorney fees are contingent upon the settlement. If there is no settlement, there is no fee. And your legal team should be established enough to absorb any costs incurred before a settlement.
John Foy & Associate’s workman’s compensation attorneys also get paid from the settlement.
You can’t afford not to have legal representation for your claim.
My spouse has been severely injured in a welding accident. Can I help him file a claim?
If your spouse has been so severely injured that he or she cannot pursue a claim, we are very sorry for your loss. We urge you to contact an attorney immediately. You should know that we, too, will keep your spouse’s best interest in mind at all times.
You may also have a claim to help defer costs of any duties your spouse fulfilled, such as the sharing of childcare, household duties, and so on.
How can John Foy & Associates help me in a welding accident?
Welding accidents can be quite devastating. Welders are highly skilled workers who toil in the most dangerous of conditions. The very skills and body strength needed to make a living may be taken from them in a construction accident. Families often vault quickly from middle class to a terrifying level of economic insecurity when the main breadwinner is injured.
You will have only one chance to pursue a claim to compensate you for these injuries. In the past 20 years, John Foy & Associates has obtained hundreds of millions in settlements and verdicts for clients like you.
We are a well-established personal injury firm that isn’t afraid to fight any battle. We have the means and personnel to pursue the best settlement for you as long as it takes.
Call us at 404-400-4000 for a free and confidential case review.