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welding accidentsWere you injured in a welding accident on a construction site in the Bronx, New York? You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for your medical expenses and lost wages. In some cases, you may be able to recover compensation for additional losses in a third-party claim. 

The Bronx construction accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC are here to explain your legal options and fight for your rights. We’ve got over 30 years of personal injury experience to put behind your case, and we know how to maximize your financial recovery. Our legal team has secured over $400 million for injured clients throughout NYC.

Contact our Bronx law office at (718) 993-9999 or schedule an appointment online to speak with an experienced attorney. We offer a free consultation to discuss your welding accident and explain how we can help. 

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help If You Were Hurt in a Welding Accident in the Bronx, NY 

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help If You Were Hurt in a Welding Accident in the Bronx, NY

 

Whether you sustained a flash burn from arc welding or respiratory problems from inhaling toxic fumes, you shouldn’t have to worry about a legal battle while focusing on your health. You should follow your doctor’s treatment plan and allow yourself time to rest and recover. 

You can rest assured that we’ll handle every aspect of your claim and pursue the compensation you deserve. We know the New York workers’ compensation system inside and out and how to protect your rights throughout the process. 

If you hire our Bronx construction accident attorneys after suffering a welding injury, we’ll: 

  • Determine your available options for compensation, including workers’ compensation benefits and third-party claims
  • Handle all filings, documentation, and requests in a timely manner 
  • Ensure that you understand your rights and keep you updated throughout your case
  • Negotiate and communicate with the Workers’ Compensation Board, insurance companies, and any other parties involved in your case 
  • Represent your best interests at every stage

Get started today by contacting our law firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. 

What Are Common Causes of Welding Accidents?

What Are Common Causes of Welding Accidents?Welding involves extreme heat, high currents, and potentially toxic fumes. Accordingly, welders must take specific safety precautions to prevent injuries or death. 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides safety standards for construction workers when gas welding or arc welding. These include proper ventilation, removal of fire hazards, and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). 

PPE could include:  

  • Goggles
  • Welding shields
  • Welding helmets
  • Hard hats
  • Welding gloves
  • Safety shoes and boots 
  • Welding sleeves
  • Hearing protection
  • Airline respirators

Unfortunately, not all employers and supervisors ensure that their employees are following OSHA regulations. This can cause devastating accidents on construction sites.

Some common causes of work-related accidents suffered by welders include: 

  • Lack of proper PPE
  • Welding in a confined space without proper ventilation
  • Electrical hazards 
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals or gases
  • Fires from welding sparks or flammable materials 
  • Disorganized or cluttered work areas 
  • Lack of proper training

If you sustained an injury while welding at work, Oresky & Associates, PLLC is here to handle your legal issues while you focus on healing. 

How Can I Recover Compensation After a Welding Accident on a Construction Site in the Bronx? 

How Can I Recover Compensation After a Welding Accident on a Construction Site in the Bronx? Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim and/or personal injury case. We explain each below. 

Workers’ Compensation Benefits 

Most New York employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This coverage helps employees who are injured on the job or suffer occupational illnesses. 

Workers’ comp is a no-fault system, meaning you don’t have to prove negligence, and you can receive benefits even if you’re at fault for your workplace accident. 

Workers’ compensation may cover the following

  • Medical care, including surgery, diagnostic tests, prescription drugs, and treatment 
  • A portion of your lost wages based on your level of disability 
  • Survivor benefits, including funeral expenses and cash benefits 

Workers’ compensation benefits are limited; you cannot recover compensation for non-economic losses, like pain and suffering.  

Third-Party Personal Injury Claim 

If someone other than your employer is responsible for causing your welding accident, you may be able to file a third-party claim against them. However, you must prove that their negligence caused your welding injury.

Third parties could include: 

  • Manufacturer 
  • Property owner 
  • Contactor 
  • Engineer 

A third-party lawsuit allows you to seek compensation for the full extent of your damages, including all lost wages, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and more. 

How Long Do I Have To File a Claim After a Welding Accident in New York? 

How Long Do I Have To File a Claim After a Welding Accident in New York? You should notify your employer within 30 days of your welding accident. Failure to do so could result in a denial of workers’ compensation benefits. You have two years from the welding accident date to file an Employee Claim (Form C-3) with the NY Workers’ Compensation Board. However, you should file it as soon as possible.

If you’re eligible to pursue a personal injury claim against a third party, it must be filed within New York’s three-year statute of limitations

Don’t miss these time-sensitive deadlines; otherwise, you’ll lose your right to compensation. 

Contact Our Bronx Welding Accident Lawyers for a Free Consultation

If you were injured in a welding accident on the job, you may be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits and other damages. Contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC to speak with an experienced Bronx personal injury lawyer regarding your legal options. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your welding accident, injuries, and potential avenues for financial recovery.

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