Workplace Injuries for Welders, Cutters and Solderers
Minnesota’s industries and businesses have a great need for skilled welders, cutters, and solderers. These occupations require years of training and strong attention to detail, but no matter how many safety precautions workers follow, they can still suffer workplace injuries.
The workers’ compensation attorneys at Fields Law Firm know how important workers like you are, and we want to help you make the right decisions after your injury. Over the years, we’ve developed a reputation for helping injured workers, and now we want to help you. Get free advice by dialing 1-888-343-5375 or complete a free online form.
Client Success Story
A man came to Fields Law Firm for help when he developed pain in his right elbow, bicep tendon, and wrist while performing his work activities. He had worked for the same employer for more than 30 years.
His repetitive stress injury symptoms developed in his most recent position as a welder. When he reported the symptoms, the employer and workers’ compensation insurer denied liability for his injuries. The man went on to require surgery for his injuries, and incurred wage loss and medical bills.
Fields Law Firm brought a claim on his behalf, and argued that the workers compensation insurer was responsible for the wage loss and medical bills. After bringing the claim, the workers’ compensation insurer ended up admitting that they were responsible, and paid for the wage loss and medical bills.
Unfortunately, our client went on to necessitate another surgery, and developed subsequent injuries. When he was unable to return to his job that employer, his team at Fields secured a $115,000 settlement through mediation.
Common Injuries for Welders, Cutters, and Solderers
Some of the most common injuries for people who do welding, cutting, and soldering include:
- Eye Injuries
Welders and cutters are required to wear thick helmets that protect their faces and eyes from toxic fluids and intense heat and light. If workers receive poor quality equipment, they can suffer severe eye injuries, and they may even lose their vision.
- Burn Injuries
Welding, cutting, and soldering metal require the use of high heat that is often close to the body. Workers who don’t have proper training or safety equipment may receive serious burns while working.
- Inhalation Injuries
Using heat and dangerous chemicals to weld, cut, and solder metal produces gases and vapors that may be inhaled by nearby workers causing internal injuries, functional damage, cancer in the lungs and throat, and even fatal injuries.
What to Do After Your Injury
The time after your welding, cutting, or soldering injury can be confusing. You know you need help, but you may be hesitant to contact a lawyer because you don’t want your employer to find out. At Fields Law, we make private communication with clients our top priority. Get free and confidential advice from our Minnesota workers’ compensation law firm today.