113 welders suffered major injuries in manufacturing businesses in 2013. 1 welder died in the UK in 2013. 293 suffered injuries that lasted over 7 days.
Source: Health and Safety Executive
Welding is a very dangerous business. While safety standards have improved dramatically in recent years, welding is associated with a wide range of risks including:
- Fires and explosions
- Lack of oxygen in confined spaces
- Electrical hazards
- Illness caused by fumes and gases
- Noise and vibration related conditions
- Slips and trips
Although welders are trained to recognise and combat these risks, from time to time accidents happen. People working in tight spaces can be overcome with dangerous gases. Mistakes can be made in the workplace that can have unfortunate consequences. And, in welding, there are also risks from long term illnesses like respiratory conditions, cancer, metal fume fever and noise and vibration conditions like deafness and hand-arm vibration.
If you have had an accident while welding - or developed a long term illness associated with your work, then you may have a claim.
How do I claim?
It's easy to get started, just get in touch with our friendly, approachable team. They'll discuss your situation with you and work out whether you have a case to make a claim. They also take the opinions of leading medical experts into account. It won't cost you anything to start your claim. We're strictly No Win No Fee.
Will the claim take a long time?
Timing depends on a number of different factors. These can include the type of injuries sustained, how the accident happened and how the party at fault reacts to the claim. Whatever happens, we'll progress your case as quickly as possible and we'll keep you informed all the way.
What are the chances my claim will succeed?
If the case goes ahead, you have a very high chance of success because we thoroughly assess each case at the start. Watermans has helped over 20,000 people win compensation. And with our emphasis on No Win No Fee, you can be sure we'll work as hard as possible to make sure your claim succeeds.
If you've been involved in a welding accident that wasn't your fault, you may be able to claim, so get in touch with us today.
Our injury calculator shows the kind of damages you could expect.