Metal workers are some of the unsung heroes in today’s increasingly technological world. Metal workers are responsible for creating the duct work that brings heat and air conditioning into your home or office. Welders join together pieces of metal to create cars, heavy equipment and even beautiful sculptures. The types of metal work performed each day are endless and those who perform those duties are exposed to dangers on a regular basis.
These dangers can lead to injuries that may be catastrophic, causing missed days at work, medical bills and other issues that may cause stress, frustration and anxiety.
Many workers’ compensation attorneys would agree, there are as many causes for metal worker injury as there are types of metal work available. One of the top reasons that injuries are caused in the metal industry is inattentiveness or safety regulation misunderstandings.
Most metal shops are loud and the noise can cause distractions that lead to loss of concentration. Another cause of injury is the inhalation of toxic fumes or emissions that can cause disorientation and even respiratory problems.
Workers are also injured when they must lift heavy items and metal can also cause serious cuts and scrapes. In addition, many metal workers are exposed to sparks or flying shards.
There are many injuries that can occur in the metal working industry. These include:
The federal government requires that all employers provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. A metal worker injury on the job is covered under workers’ compensation. The coverage provides for payment of lost wages and medical bills incurred in the treatment of an injury.
Many metal workers may not file a workers’ compensation claim even if the injury is severe for fear they may lose their job for filing a claim. It is illegal for an employer to terminate an employee for filing a claim for a workplace injury.
If you have suffered a workplace injury while working in the metal industry, you should discuss your case with our workers’ comp attorneys. Hiring an attorney does not mean you are suing your employer. Our attorneys can work with the insurance company who is handling your claim so that you can focus on recovering from your injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury while working in the metal industry, contact Lundy Law today for a review of your case. Our workers’ compensation attorneys can work with the insurance company to get you the compensation you are entitled to under the law while you recuperate. Arrange for an initial consultation by completing the easy form on our website or call us at 1-800-Lundy Law.