There is no doubt that construction jobs are dangerous due to factors such as long hours, complex tools, and heavy machinery. One common type of complex machinery that can lead to serious construction site accidents is welding equipment. Welding-related accidents account for over 500,000 injuries each year in the United States alone, and costs for treatment and recovery can deplete your bank account while you may be forced to take time off of work to recover.
Fortunately, though, you may be eligible for compensation to help with medical bills and lost wages. If you or someone you know was injured on the job because of a welding accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation for your injuries and recovery costs. Contact the experienced construction injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.
Hazards of Welding
Most welders on construction sites understand that there are physical risks associated with their jobs. However, some welding accidents may be related to the negligent behavior of the employer or other employees or even due to flaws with the machinery itself. Some of the dangerous aspects of welding include:
- Eye exposure to UV rays, causing “arc eye”
- Skin exposure to UV rays, causing severe burns
- Operating at great heights, sometimes causing dangerous falls
Eye and skin protectors exist to prevent UV ray exposure, but sometimes this gear is not available to workers, which can cause serious injuries.
If you or someone you know has been injured on the job because of a welding accident caused by the irresponsibility of another, you can fight back. Contact the experienced Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600.