Welders in Queens, NY, have a dangerous yet crucial job. Welders often work in the construction industry. However, you also find welders working in shipyards, manufacturing plants, pipefitting, ironworking, and other jobs.
Because welders are exposed to numerous hazards, they can sustain serious injuries. If you were injured on the job, our Queens welding accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC, can help. We can help you with workers’ compensation claims and third-party claims.
Our lawyers have over 30 years of legal experience between them. Our law firm has recovered more than $400 million in compensation for clients since 1992.
You should not need to worry about fighting for compensation after a welding accident in Queens, New York. Instead, you should be able to focus on your recovery and treatment plan. However, someone needs to protect your legal rights.
At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our Queens construction accident attorneys work to get you the compensation you deserve. We fight insurance companies, contractors, defective product manufacturers, property owners, and other parties who could be liable for your damages.
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Health hazards from welding include exposure to:
Numerous situations and conditions can cause a welding accident. In addition to being exposed to hazards, welding accidents can occur because:
The cause of the accident determines the type of claim you are entitled to file and who is responsible for your welding accident. To determine the types of actions that apply to your situation is to speak with a Queen’s workplace accident lawyer at Oresky & Associates, PLLC.
Welders can sustain life-threatening and catastrophic injuries. Their injuries can lead to permanent disability and impairment. Common injuries sustained by New York welders include:
Injured welders should seek immediate medical attention for their injuries. In addition to protecting their health, prompt medical attention helps with a workers’ comp or personal injury claim.
The circumstances of your injury determine the type of claim you file. In most cases, an injured welder can receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, the worker might also have a third-party negligence claim.
Most employers in New York must have workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees. The insurance coverage provides benefits to workers injured on the job.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. Therefore, you do not need to prove your employer or another party caused your injury. You can also receive full benefits even if you were partially to blame for your injury, provided you did not intentionally injure yourself.
The New York workers’ compensation system provides benefits for injured workers, including:
Unfortunately, workers’ comp benefits are limited. Therefore, you should always talk with a workplace injury lawyer about a third-party claim after an accident.
Third-party claims are personal injury claims against another party for negligence or intentional torts. In most situations, employees cannot sue employers if workers’ comp covers their welding injury.
However, they might have a third-party claim against someone whose negligence or intentional acts caused their injury. Potential third-party cases could include claims against:
A third-party personal injury claim can provide compensation for economic and non-economic damages not covered by workers’ comp. In many cases, the value of a third-party claim is much higher than the value of a workers’ comp claim.
You can file a workers’ comp claim and a third-party claim for the same welding accident.
Before you accept a settlement, talk with our lawyers to ensure the settlement amount is fair. Call us for a free consultation with an experienced Queens welding accident attorney.