Long Island Welding Accidents

Welding is an important occupation, but it is a dangerous and, sometimes, a deadly one. Many related deaths result from contact with equipment and objects, exposure to harmful substances or environments, or falls, slips, and trips. Even nonfatal welding accidents can cause debilitating injuries that lead to physical pain and emotional anguish.

Long Island Welding Accidents | Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP

In addition to your pain and suffering, welding accidents can affect your ability to work. If you were hurt in a Long Island welding accident, you can recover financial compensation through workers’ compensation or from a third-party claim, depending on who was responsible for your accident. A construction accident lawyer on our team can help you understand your legal options, so contact Rosenberg & Gluck LLP today to learn more.

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A Lawyer on Our Team Can Help You After a Welding Accident on Long Island

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Going through a welding accident is stressful enough, but trying to get the compensation you deserve can be even more stressful. Dealing with reams of paperwork and spending time on the phone with insurance agents may prove exhausting, especially while recovering from an injury. In that case, you may want to work with a lawyer.

One of our attorneys can walk you through the legal and insurance process and take over the burdensome administrative tasks so you can focus on getting better. At every step, our lawyers can advocate for your best interests.

The team at Rosenberg & Gluck LLP can:

Investigate Your Welding Accident on Long Island

Our lawyers may investigate your welding accident on Long Island. We can establish a timeline of events and determine which party or parties hold responsibility for your injuries. We may interview you and other eyewitnesses, take pictures of the scene, collect worksite injury reports, and more.

Estimate Your Damages

Without a good estimate of your damages, you may not know how much compensation to seek from the at-fault party and their insurance provider or whether to accept a settlement offer.

Our lawyers can use your medical bills and records, expert medical testimony, tax documents, and other evidence to determine how much compensation you can claim. This estimate can help us when negotiating a settlement and evaluating settlement offers.

File an Insurance Claim

We can file an insurance claim and submit supporting documents, such as your medical bills and records, to the insurance provider for the at-fault party. We may take over all communication with the provider and negotiate an insurance settlement on your behalf.

File a Lawsuit

An out-of-court settlement is often the fastest and least stressful way to resolve a case. Sometimes, however, that’s not the best route for your situation. In that case, we can file a lawsuit against the at-fault party if that is what it takes to get you fair compensation after a welding accident on Long Island.

Keep You Informed

Throughout this process, you can count on your attorney to stay in touch with you, updating you on your case’s progress. They can promptly respond to your emails and phone calls and let you know about all new developments.

Cost of a Lawyer for a Welding Accident on Long Island

Hiring a lawyer might be the last thing on your mind after you suffered injuries in a welding accident on Long Island. If your injuries prevent you from working, you may be worried about taking on any additional bills right now. However, don’t let financial concerns keep you from seeking justice when you were hurt because of someone else’s careless or reckless behavior.

At Rosenberg & Gluck LLP, we are committed to providing affordable legal care for people just like you who sustained harm because of another party’s irresponsible behavior. To that end, we work on contingency, which means our fees are contingent upon winning your case. We take our fees directly from your settlement or verdict award, and if we don’t win, we get nothing. With this arrangement, you can afford a lawyer after a welding accident.

Testimonials for the Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP Attorneys on Long Island

At Rosenberg & Gluck LLP, we work tirelessly on behalf of clients like you, people who have been hurt because of someone else’s negligence. We advocate for people who might not know what to do or where to turn after a construction accident or another incident leaves them seriously injured.

While we take pride in our work, we are especially proud of the personal testimonials from many of our past clients. For example, Janet J. found us to be thoughtful and professional, and Kathy thought we handled her case with compassion and skill. Michael J. felt we got him the best possible outcome and he, like many of our other clients, recommends us to anyone harmed in an accident.

Now, our construction accident attorneys stand ready to assist and provide the care you deserve after getting hurt in a welding accident.

Financial Compensation Available After a Welding Accident on Long Island

Many factors influence how much compensation you deserve after sustaining injuries in a Long Island welding accident.

Our lawyers can gather evidence related to your case and use it to estimate how much financial compensation you should seek after your welding accident. If a third party was responsible for your injuries, you may be entitled to recover:

Economic Damages After a Welding Accident on Long Island

Economic damages refer to concrete losses you incurred because of your welding accident.

These losses include:

  • Medical bills for your emergency treatment, follow-up appointments, ongoing care, prescription medications, and more
  • Future medical bills if your doctors anticipate you will need future treatments
  • Loss of income if you must take unpaid time off work and cannot earn a salary or hourly pay
  • Future loss of income if you can no longer work in your previous occupation because of your injuries

Non-Economic Damages After a Welding Accident on Long Island

Non-economic damages refer to intangible losses you experienced because of your welding accident.

These losses include:

  • Physical pain, which may be short-term or chronic
  • Loss of function such as hearing or vision loss
  • Scarring
  • Chronic conditions if you experience respiratory or neurological problems
  • Emotional trauma
  • Reduced quality of life

Wrongful Death Damages After a Welding Accident on Long Island

If you lost a loved one in a welding accident on Long Island, you can seek damages for wrongful death.

A personal representative of the deceased party’s estate can seek damages for:

  • Medical bills for your loved one’s treatment after the welding accident but before they passed away
  • Pain and suffering your loved one experienced before they passed away
  • Funeral and burial expenses such as fees for cremation or embalming service, an urn or casket, a memorial service, flowers, transportation, and other expenses
  • Loss of financial support for the expected income your loved one would have earned
  • Loss of services such as household chores, maintenance, and childcare
  • Loss of inheritance that the surviving spouse and children could reasonably expect
  • Loss of parental nurturing, care, and guidance if the deceased has any surviving children

Who Bears Responsibility for a Welding Accident on Long Island?

Determining which party bears responsibility for your welding accident is critical because it determines whether you should seek compensation from your employer through their workers’ compensation or from a third party via a personal injury claim. If your injuries stem from a work-related welding accident, you may receive benefits under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.

However, another party may be accountable in other situations. Construction sites often involve a variety of parties, including property owners, contractors, subcontractors, engineers, and architects.

Our lawyers can investigate when, where, and how you were hurt to determine liability. For example, if your injuries stem from an unsafe worksite, the property owner may be liable. Alternatively, if you were harmed by defective equipment, the equipment manufacturer may be on the hook for your damages. We can look at all potentially liable parties after your welding accident on Long Island.

Employers Must Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance

According to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), virtually all employers must maintain workers’ compensation insurance and post notice of this coverage in their place of business.

Generally, workers’ compensation insurance covers employees who work under the supervision, direction, and control of the employer. Employees may be full or part-time, seasonal, temporary, day laborers, leased, borrowed, and even unpaid volunteers and family members.

If you were injured in a welding accident while working on a construction site on Long Island, you can seek compensation from your employer via a workers’ compensation claim. While we do not handle workers’ compensation cases, we can work with your workers’ compensation attorney.

What Happens if a Welding Accident Injures You on Long Island

If you were hurt in a welding accident on Long Island, you should seek immediately seek medical treatment and tell your employer or supervisor what happened right away. Let them know when the accident occurred, how it happened, and where you were at the time. In addition to verbally providing this information, you should provide a written report of the accident.

You should seek medical attention for your health, of course, but also because your medical records will document your injuries and link them to the welding accident. If you wait several days or weeks to go to the doctor, the insurance company may refuse to pay you anything, claiming that your injuries have nothing to do with welding. Your medical records can serve as evidence as our construction accident lawyers build your case.

File Your Long Island Welding Accident Lawsuit Before Time Runs Out

If a third party was responsible for your injuries from a welding accident on Long Island, you can file a lawsuit against them. You generally have three years from the accident to file your lawsuit. If you lost a loved one, you usually have two years from the date of their death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Extensions or limitations may apply to your case.

If you wait too long, you forfeit your right to sue even if your case is strong. Our injury lawyers with Rosenberg & Gluck LLP can work with you to identify the responsible party, establish a timeline of events, and make sure that you file your lawsuit before time runs out.

Welding Can Be a Dangerous Occupation

Any job on a construction site has the potential to be dangerous, but there are certain dangers inherent to welding. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), welding involves many safety and health problems that vary based on the method, location of work, materials welded, and control measures implemented.

Common injuries associated with welding include:

  • Eye and skin damage from infrared and ultraviolet radiation
  • Burns caused by hot metal or sparks
  • Lung damage and breathing problems from breathing metal fumes and gases
  • Injuries from material handling
  • Electrical current shocks
  • Hearing loss
  • Neurological problems that resemble Parkinson’s disease from chemical exposure

If you sustained these or other injuries in a welding accident on Long Island, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation.

Rosenberg & Gluck LLP Can Serve You After a Long Island Welding Accident

Erin M. Hargis
Long Island Welding Accidents Attorneys, Erin M. Hargis

Figuring out what to do after a welding accident on Long Island is an added stress in an already difficult situation. Let a construction accident lawyer with Rosenberg & Gluck LLP help by determining how much your case is worth and seeking compensation from the responsible party.
Contact our office today at (631) 451-7900 to learn more about how we can help you. We can also assist clients in Spanish.

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