Welding and Ironwork Accidents - Bakersfield Construction Accident Attorney - Mickey FineConstruction is a dangerous industry, no matter what your trade. Welders and iron workers face some of the greatest dangers. Welding and ironwork accidents are often catastrophic and can change your life forever. Even if you are able to recover physically to the point that you can work again, you may never be able to earn what you were making before your injury. You need full and fair compensation for your construction accident injuries so that you and your family do not have to pay the price for the negligence of others.

The best way to learn about your rights and options after being injured in a welding and ironwork accident is to speak with Mickey Fine in person. Please call (661) 333-3333 today to schedule your free consultation at our Bakersfield office.

Welding Accidents

Welders face all of the dangers of being on a construction site, as well as the dangers posed by welding itself. Proper safety practice, by everyone on the site, as well as properly made and maintained welding equipment and supplies minimize the dangers and give welders the best possible chance of avoiding accidents and injuries.

Common causes of welding injuries include:

  • Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light causing eye and skin injuries and long-term damage, also known as arc-eye and welder’s flash
  • Exposure to infrared radiation causing vision loss
  • Exposure to intense visible light causing damage to the retina
  • Spatter and sparks that can cause severe burns
  • Contact with hot slag causing full thickness burns
  • Manganese poisoning resulting in irreversible brain injury and Parkinson-like symptoms
  • Exposure to extreme noise causing hearing loss
  • Inhalation of toxic metal fumes causing respiratory damage
  • Electric shock or electrocution
  • Electrical burns
  • Fires and explosions
  • Cadmium poisoning which can become fatal in a short amount of time

Ironwork Accidents

Ironwork is one of the most dangerous fields in the United States. Iron Workers often work at great heights, making falls a common cause of injury and death.

Common causes of iron work accidents and injuries include:

  • Falls from heights
  • Beam collapse
  • Column collapse
  • Structure collapse
  • Swinging rebar
  • Falling debris
  • Trench collapse
  • Electric shock or electrocution
  • Struck by object being hoisted
  • Impalement on vertical rebar
  • Malfunction of defective or inadequately maintained equipment
  • Inadequate safety gear

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a welding or ironwork accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Mr. Fine has been protecting the rights of construction accident victims in the Bakersfield area for more than 25 years, and he’ll fight aggressively to hold all negligent parties accountable for your damages.

Please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine using the form on the right side of the page or call (661) 333-3333 today to schedule a free consultation. Mr. Fine serves clients in Bakersfield, California.