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Welding Accident Lawyer in Omaha Gets Large Payouts for Our Clients

Omaha is a city that works hard. Many local companies in town require experienced welders, such as Aerotek, Astec Industries, and Puritan Manufacturing. If you were injured on the job, an experienced welding accident lawyer is pivotal in advocating for your rights.

At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we've been fighting for workers in Omaha for over 15 years. We'll work to see justice is served, and fight for fair compensation. By leveraging our knowledge and experience, we'll alleviate the burden on you and your family so you can focus on your recovery.

Jason Bottlinger was named a Top 100 Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, and he's a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Bottlinger Law L.L.C. has a perfect A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Schedule a free consultation with an Omaha construction accident attorney by calling (402) 505-8234 today.

What Causes Welding Injuries?

Welding involves fusing materials, such as metals or thermoplastics, by applying heat, pressure, or both. It's a process that requires skill and precision. Employers and welders must be aware of the specifics of each technique, as the variations in equipment and materials present unique hazards that require appropriate safety measures and protective gear.

Frequent welding accidents include:

  • Electric Shock: This is a serious hazard in welding, potentially leading to severe injury or even death. Welders are exposed to this risk when they come into contact with two metal objects with a voltage. Factors such as wet conditions, damaged equipment, or improper grounding increase the likelihood of electric shock.
  • Inhalation: Welding produces fumes and gases that can be harmful if inhaled. Long-term exposure to these fumes and gases leads to serious health issues, including respiratory problems, neurological damage, and certain types of cancer. To minimize the threat, welders must work in well-ventilated areas. Respiratory protection must be provided when ventilation does not reduce exposure to safe levels.
  • Fires and Explosions: The intense heat and sparks generated by welding can easily ignite flammable materials, leading to fires or explosions. Work areas may contain combustible substances like solvents, gases, or other chemicals that can be set ablaze by a stray spark. To prevent such incidents, it is crucial to clear the welding area of all potential fuel sources and to ensure that proper fire extinguishing equipment is readily available. Regular inspections for gas leaks and proper storage of flammable materials are essential. Welders should also receive adequate training in fire safety. Employers must enforce comprehensive fire prevention plans to safeguard both workers and the workplace.

The Role of OSHA in Preventing Welding Injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is critical in protecting workers from unsafe work conditions, especially in the high-risk welding industry. OSHA sets and enforces standards that employers must follow to ensure the safety and health of their workers. For welders, this includes regulations on protective gear, ventilation systems, and training on the safe handling of equipment.

When OSHA standards are not met, the agency provides a recourse for workers to report unsafe conditions. This can be a powerful tool in preventing accidents and holding employers accountable. OSHA often acts as a guardian in the compensation process for welding accident victims. Its guidelines and investigative reports can be leveraged by your attorney to show where employers have fallen short in providing a safe working environment.

How an Omaha Welding Accident Attorney Can Help

An experienced Omaha welding accident lawyer understands the intricacies of workplace safety regulations and personal injury law. Your attorney will effectively gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, fight for your rights in court. They will assess both economic and non-economic damages, fighting to recover for you the compensation you deserve for your suffering.

Without legal help, you will be vulnerable to lowball settlements, or you may miss critical deadlines for filing claims. Legal professionals provide knowledge, support, and reassurance during a challenging time, allowing victims to focus on recovery while your legal rights are protected.

Bottlinger Law L.L.C. will ensure your Workers' Compensation paperwork is filed correctly and on time. We will represent you during the appeals process if there are any disputes.

When available, our law firm will pursue additional damages from negligent third parties, such as manufacturers of faulty equipment, independent contractors, equipment vendors, and property owners. A claim or a lawsuit for injuries caused by welding injuries will include the following types of damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Medical devices
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Occupational therapy
  • Disfigurement
  • Wrongful death

Were You Injured in an Omaha Welding Accident?

At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we'll explore every opportunity to get you the money you need to recover. We treat every client like you're our only client because we understand how important your case is to you.

Call (402) 505-8234 to schedule your free consultation today.

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