Injured Welders – Find Timely Legal Help Here
Welders face enormous pressure to perform at work as well as the danger of getting injured in a number of ways. Welding is one of the most dangerous occupations in the country, and the potential for an individual to sustain an occupational injury such as loss of eyesight is very real. To this end, it is important that individuals in the welding industry make sure that they follow all safety protocol without fail, and ensure that their supervisors and contractors follow the OSHA safety protocols at all time. A welding injury doesn’t just happen out of the blue; negligence has a role to play, and responsible parties must be held accountable for the same. Even when you’re a unionized worker, effective legal representation may be the only thing that will get you what you deserve with regard to workers’ compensation.
Are you an injured welder in Chicago or any other city in the country looking to speak with a welding injuries attorney? The experienced workers’ compensation lawyers at McCready Law are here for you every step of the way. Our welding injuries lawyers have over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience handling workers’ compensation cases for workers in just about every industry imaginable. For your 100% FREE legal consult, please contact us NOW at (773) 322-1855 to learn more. We take on all cases on a contingency fee basis, and what this means is that we handle cases at no cost to you, and only charge you at the successful resolution of the case. Representing injured welders in Chicago as well as other cities and states around the country.
Here are some of the most common welding injuries:
- Electrocution from naked wiring
- Blisters from errant sparks
- Temporary or permanent blindness
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Radiation poisoning
- Musculoskeletal injuries
Welder’s Flash Injury
Welder’s flash or arc eye is a common injury in welders which affects the cornea due to UV radiation exposure while welding. This is an insidious condition, so one may notice it until the damage has been done. Eye pressure, sensitivity to light, an inability to look at any source of light, unusual or excessive watering of the eye, and eye reddening are all warning signs one should never ignore.
Welder’s Parkinson Disease – A Clear and Present Threat
Welder’s Parkinson Disease is also a common concern in this group of people, and it is caused by an overexposure to manganese, one of the compounds found in steel. Prolonged exposure to manganese will lead to stiffness, shaking, poor co-ordination and difficulty walking. Unfortunately, Welder’s Parkinson Disease only gets worse with time and continued exposure.
Chicago Attorneys for Injured Welders – Call Us Today!
In order to prove liability when it comes to a welding injury lawsuit, or workers’ compensation attorneys for injured welders must show a direct causation between your injuries and a specific negligent act. That said, it is important to note that in most states, you do not need to prove liability in order to qualify for workers’ compensation. If, however, a third party caused your injuries, and not your employer, you can file an injury claim in order to collect money damages for their negligence. Need more information? Please contact us NOW at (773) 322-1855 to learn more about your legal options for compensation as an injured, unionized welder. We look forward to helping you.