Virginia Metal Worker Injury Attorney in Richmond, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Roanoke, and Northern Virginia
Sheet metal workers make and install products that are made from metal sheets. Usually the products, such as heating and air ducts and metal rails you see in movie theaters and other buildings, are fabricated at a metal shop and then transported to the facility for installation.
Sheet metal workers have physically demanding jobs. They often have to lift heavy materials and stand for long periods. Installing the sheet metal requires bending, climbing, squatting, and kneeling.
Many sheet metal workers are employed by construction companies and general contractors. Quite a few are union members who learned their trade through an apprenticeship.
Based in Richmond, Corey Pollard represents metal workers and welders who have suffered catastrophic injuries on the job. Through aggressive and skilled representation, we have obtained favorable workers compensation settlements, personal injury awards, and Social Security Disability benefits for injured metal workers whose accident was caused by a negligent third-party and who were unable to return to work. But you must act quickly! A prompt investigation can increase your chance of recovering fair compensation for your damages.
We understand that money won’t bring back your health. But it can provide medical treatment and support for metal workers who have suffered life-changing injuries.
Common Metal Fabrication Injuries
Sheet metal workers are exposed to many hazards both in the fabrication shop and out on the job site. Noise, workplace distractions, inattentiveness, and an employer’s failure to comply with safety regulations by providing adequate guarding are common causes of sheet metal worker injuries. Further, worker may suffer pulmonary and respiratory injuries due to the lubricants and chemicals they inhale in the metal fabrication shop.
Here are some of the injuries we see most often for welders and metal workers in Virginia:
- Crush injuries to the hands and feet when iron or other metals fall
- Musculoskeletal injuries to the back, knees, and shoulders from lifting heavy items
- Injuries to the joints, ligaments, and muscles from handling materials
- Hand injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tendonitis of the wrist and elbow from constant hand use
- Chemical burns and allergic reactions to carbon monoxide and other toxic substances
- Hearing loss
- Vision loss
We represent all types of workers in the sheet metal, welding, and construction injuries, no matter the type of work-related accident. If you or a loved one is an injured metal worker, call us today so that we can guide you through the complicated paperwork, claims, hearings, and appeals that make up Virginia workers compensation. We can help you get the lump sum payment, medical care, and disability compensation payments you deserve.