Welding and Ironwork Are Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents

There is no way around it: The construction industry can be a dangerous one. While anyone on a construction site is at risk, welders and iron workers have higher levels of risk than many people. When they are injured, the results are often catastrophic and life changing. Even if an iron worker is able to recover to the point of being able to work again, they may not be able to work the same hours and they may not be able to perform the same job duties – which can lead to reduced pay.

If the accident the ironworker or welder suffered happened on a construction site, then they may have legal options to recover damages. If the accident occurred while they work working, then they may have a workers’ compensation claim. If you are in this position and want to better understand your options, reach out to The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.

More about welding accidents

A welder has all the danger anyone will on a construction site, plus all the dangers that come along with the welding itself. If everyone on the job site practices proper safety protocol, the equipment used is well maintained, and the welder is properly trained, then the chances of an accident areas low as possible. However, they are still at risk.

One of the most common injuries a welder may face include arc-eye and welder’s flash, which are caused by exposure to UV light that causes long-term injury to the skin and eyes. They can also suffer due to exposure to infrared radiation lading to vision loss, brain injury with Parkinson-like symptoms from manganese poisoning, damage to the retina of the eye caused by exposure to intense visible light, burns caused by contact with hot slag or spatter and sparks, and inhaling toxic metal fumes.

That is a long list of potential injuries a welder can face but it is not comprehensive. Other injuries include those caused by fire and explosion, exposure to extreme noise, electrical burns, electric shock, and even cadmium poisoning, which becomes fatal very quickly.

More about ironwork accidents

Iron workers have their own causes for accidents. By far the most common cause of an accident for an ironworker is falling from a great height, due to the fact that they work from such heights. They can also be injured when beams collapse, columns collapse, trenches collapse, debris falls, a rebar swings, a structure collapses, equipment malfunctions, being struck by an object being hoisted, or being impaled on a vertical rebar.

There is help for welders and iron workers

If you are a welder or iron worker who has been injured on a construction site, or if you are the loved one of a person who was involved in a fatal accident, then there is help out there for you. To find out if you have grounds for a personal injury case, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.

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