Welding is a dangerous profession, but the job can be done safely if the machinery works properly. If welding machinery fails, serious and life-threatening injuries can result.
According to the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), 500,000 workers across disciplines are at risk of injury from welding accidents.
Those sorts of injuries can dramatically change life in an instant. A welder who is hurt on the job may have to spend weeks or months in the hospital and may have to undergo surgeries and physical or occupational therapy. Burns can cause permanent scars and disfigurement. Partial or complete vision loss may leave a victim unable to work, drive, and perform many household tasks. Electrocution may cause permanent neurological damage.
If you were hurt in a welding accident at work, you might be struggling to cope with its effects. You and your family may be trying to figure out how to cover the medical bills, loss of wages, pain, suffering, and more.
A Los Angeles failure of welding machinery lawyer may be able to help you obtain a financial award to compensate you for your injuries. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may file a lawsuit against the party who was responsible for the welding machine failure that caused your injuries so your family can pay for medical bills and other expenses. Call our office at (800) 794-0444 to talk to a member of our team.
Liability in a Welding Machinery Malfunction
In some cases, a piece of welding machinery malfunctions because of a design flaw or a manufacturing defect. If the equipment was designed in a way that makes it inherently unsafe or that makes it likely to malfunction, or if a manufacturing error caused it to be defective, the company that produced the machinery may liable for your injuries.
A piece of machinery may fail because of a problem related to a past repair. For example, a mechanic may have performed a repair incorrectly, and that mistake may have caused the machine to break down. In that case, the mechanic may be liable for your injuries.
If a repair was performed correctly, but a part that was used in the repair was defective, because of either a design flaw or a manufacturing error, the company that produced the part may be liable for the accident.
What a Los Angeles Failure of Welding Machinery Lawyer May Be Able to Do for You
Our team can investigate to figure out what caused the welding machinery to fail. We may review the maintenance and repair records to find out if routine inspections were conducted as required and if repairs were done adequately. If we find evidence that the mechanic failed to do so, or that they allowed you to use machinery that was known to be broken or defective, they could be held liable for your injuries.
We may also consult experts who are familiar with that type of machinery to learn whether it was repaired incorrectly or whether the equipment was defective when it left the factory. Our team may conduct research to find out whether other people and companies that used the same piece of equipment reported similar problems. If so, that could point to a design flaw or a manufacturing defect.
Even though your injuries occurred at work, filing a worker’s compensation claim may not be the best way to seek justice. Worker’s compensation might pay for your medical expenses and lost wages, but it would not compensate you for everything you have endured.
The physical and emotional effects of being severely burned or electrocuted or of losing some or all of your vision are traumatic, but a worker’s compensation settlement might not pay you for pain and suffering.
By filing a personal injury lawsuit, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to get you compensation for your pain and suffering, in addition to your other losses, including:
- Emergency room visits
- Prescription medications
- Care costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
This is not an exhaustive list of the compensation we could get you. We can try to negotiate a settlement, but we will take a case to court if we believe that it is necessary to obtain fair compensation for a client. Call us today to learn more about how we may be able to assist you.
For a free legal consultation with a failure of welding machinery lawyer serving Los Angeles, call (800) 794-0444
Get Help from a Los Angeles Failure of Welding Machinery Lawyer
For more than 30 years, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has helped people across the United States seek compensation for injuries that were not their fault.
People who have suffered injuries sometimes do not seek compensation because they could not afford to hire an attorney. You do not need to be concerned about that because Pintas & Mullins Law Firm works on contingency. That means that we pay for litigation costs ourselves, and our clients do not have to pay us anything unless we obtain financial compensation for them.
You do not have a lot of time to act. California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1 states that the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit is two years.
Since many parties could have been responsible for the failure of the welding machinery, it may take our team some time to identify the person or company that was liable for your injuries and to formulate a legal strategy. The sooner you contact us, the more time we will have to build a case before filing a lawsuit. Call a member of our team today at (800) 794-0444.