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Common Injuries that Affect Steel Workers

By Matthew Golitko on February 28, 2017

Silhouettes of steel workers working on the construction of a building at sunsetWhether they work indoors at metal fabrication plants or outdoors at construction sites, steel workers have incredibly dangerous jobs that put them at high risk for serious work injury. Undoubtedly, our nation’s steel workers are highly skilled and trained, and without their efforts, we would not have the buildings, bridges, and other structures that line our cityscapes and make modern living as convenient and comfortable as it is. However, for steel workers who are injured on the job, the sacrifice they make for the convenience and comfort of others is often rewarded with denied workers’ compensation claims, an inability to earn a living, and overwhelming medical bills and other expenses. In the worst cases, the consequence is death.

If you or a member of your family is a steel worker who has sustained a serious injury while on the job, or if you have tragically lost a family member to a steel working accident, the lawyers of Golitko & Daly can help. When it comes to litigating cases involving both uncommon and common injuries that affect steel workers, our Indianapolis, IN attorneys have the resources, skills, and tenacity to handle even the most complex claims successfully. To put it succinctly, we go to work when you can’t.

To arrange for an evaluation of your case, please contact the law firm of Golitko & Daly today.

What Are the Most Common Injuries Suffered by Steel Workers?

Due to the dangerous nature of their occupations and their worksites, steel workers are at high risk of many serious injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI): Traumatic brain injuries have the potential to compromise a person’s quality of life for the rest of his or her life. If not diagnosed in a timely fashion, a TBI can even prove to be fatal. TBIs can occur to steel workers as the result of falls from high places, trip- or slip-and-fall accidents, blows to the head from falling objects, and scaffold collapses.
  • Amputations: The power tools used to cut and otherwise work with steel can cause parts of the body, including fingers, hands, arms, toes, and feet, either to be amputated during an accident or to be injured to the point that amputation becomes medically necessary.
  • Burns: Steel workers are at very high risk of burn injuries due to the amount of welding they have to do on the job. They are also at high risk for burns due to chemical exposure.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injuries, including those that result in paralysis, can occur due to falls, scaffold collapses, the collapse of steel columns or decks, and other common construction site accidents.

Other common injuries suffered by steel workers include impalement, illness due to toxic exposure, broken bones and fractures, soft tissue injuries, and - most tragically - wrongful death.

Arrange for a Case Evaluation Today

To arrange for an evaluation of your case involving injuries you or a loved one sustained as a steel worker, please contact the law firm of Golitko & Daly today.

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