Welders are an integral and often overlooked part of our society. While welders are typically tremendously experienced and certified, accidents can still happen on the job, no matter how strictly the safety guidelines are followed. Because welding requires proper tools, safety equipment, and deals with extremely high temperatures, and small oversight with the tools or protocols needed to get the job done can result in devastating injuries and, in the worst case possible, even death.
For those fortunate enough to survive a destructive welding accident, the injuries sustained can still affect their lives forever in more ways than one. That is why it is important to seek out the necessary support to get you the compensation you deserve. Our Atlanta-based attorneys can assist you with filing a Workers’ Compensation or personal injury claim. Sometimes, deciding between which two you should file for can be confusing. Our team can look over your case and give you the best advice possible so you can make an informed decision. Reach out to us as soon as possible so we can get to work on your behalf.
What Types of Welding Injuries Can an Attorney Help Me With?
Because of the danger involved in welding, injuries from welding accidents can be more gruesome than some other construction-related injuries. While not all welding accidents will yield the same results, many welding accidents end with workers getting severely burned, sustaining eye injuries, inhaling toxic gases and fumes, and, even getting electrocuted.
No matter what injury you have sustained, a welding injury attorney can work to maximize the Workers’ Compensation benefits you receive, or, if negligence by a specific party caused your accident, we can fight to get you the financial damages you need from a personal injury claim.
How Much Compensation Will I Receive For My Injuries?
Depending on the extent of your injuries and how it has affected you, your compensation will vary accordingly. For instance, if you suffered minor injuries and missed only a week from work due to your accident, you may receive less in a settlement than someone who sustained a serious injury that has kept them out of work for an extended period of time. Medical expenses that you have accumulated can also factor into how much compensation you may receive from a personal injury settlement.
On top of those factors, if it is determined that you suffered tremendous pain and suffering due to your injuries, you may receive even more compensation to make up for the damage your injury has caused. Proving how you were affected is an important part of your case. Contact our Atlanta law office today to speak with our legal team and find out how we can help.
Can I File For Worker’s Comp Even If There Was No Negligence Involved?
Workers’ Compensation may be more limited than a personal injury claim but you can still file for Workers’ Comp without needing to prove negligence. This means that even if no one was at fault for your accident, you can still receive the benefits of Workers’ Compensation.
How Can a Welding Lawyer Help Me Get the Most Out of My Claim?
The pain and suffering from a significant welding accident injury is only one part of your accident you have to live. The tough financial situation that a severe welding accident can put you in can cost you a lot more than sleepless nights and days of aches and pains. Your situation can be especially troublesome if you have a family to support. Lost work wages and expensive medical bills can jeopardize everything you have built up to this point. You shouldn’t allow things to get out of hand.
As soon as you receive medical attention following a welder accident on the job, contact our law firm immediately. We can work tirelessly to ensure you get the compensation you deserve and help you stay afloat as you focus on what is important: your health. Call us today by dialing (770) 217-4954 to schedule a free consultation.