Are you a welder or welder's helper who was seriously injured in a welding accident on a work site in Texas, Louisiana or anywhere in the U.S.?
If so, you do not have to resign yourself to the pain and suffering of your injury or the troubles resulting from lost wages and mounting medical expenses. You should not be the one to have to pay for what happened to you. You have rights that must be protected.
The skilled, compassionate personal injury law firm that safeguards the interests of workers just like you — and has for 40 years — is The Shelton Law Firm in Houston.
Our founding attorney Michael E. Shelton investigates thoroughly, negotiates skillfully and litigates aggressively on your behalf. His hard work and dedication has changed many lives for the better and held negligent parties and their insurers accountable for the damage they have caused.
Contact us toll free at 877-771-6139 to schedule your free initial consultation. You can also e-mail us. Please tell us if you need an evening or weekend appointment, or if we need to visit you at your home or a hospital room if your recovery prevents travel.
The Shelton Law Firm Fights for Justice for Working People
Welding is an extremely dangerous job and often the cause of accidents on construction sites. More than a half-million workers are injured annually, nationally, in accidents related to welding, cutting and braising. The risk of fatal injury and wrongful death is more than four deaths per 1000 over a working lifetime.
Despite regulations that should guarantee the protection of a worker such as a welder or welder's helper, accidents continue to happen, and serious injuries occur. Employers, contractors and subcontractors are responsible for deciding if a job is hazardous enough to warrant protective equipment.
Welding hazards include ultraviolet rays emitted by the welding process. These can cause serious burns to exposed skin and to the lens of the eye. "Arc eye" in welders is typically caused by direct exposure of UV rays to the eye. And there is always the possibility that exposure to constant intense welding light can have lasting effects on the eyes.
A welder's employer is expected to inspect all aspects of the workplace. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requires that a workplace be free from hazards. Laws are in place to keep you safe on the job, but if these are not met by the employer and you suffer a welding accident, you have a right to bring legal action against the general contractor or owner for the injury and lost wages. Depending on how severe your injury is, you could be disabled from months to years and maybe a lifetime.
Get a Free Consultation
Houston welding injury lawyer Michael E. Shelton offers free initial consultations and maximum availability to his clients throughout the legal process. Contact us today by email or by phone: 877-771-6139. The contingency fee basis for our work means you owe no attorney fee unless we win your case.