Any time that there is welding, there is a risk of a tank explosion as a result of the welding operations. There are intense heat and sparks that are always produced by the welding process. The welding flame can easily cause fires, explosions or dangerous chemical and smoke reactions with flammable materials in the area.
Welding needs to be performed in areas where there are no combustible materials. But if someone is careless, then there can be a welding tank explosion, fire or release of toxic vapors into the air. This can be harmful and also deadly for anyone living, working or walking in the area of the welding during the process of welding. A welding tank explosion can produce serious burns, lacerations, cuts and other trauma to anyone in the area of a tank explosion. If you have been injured by a welding tank explosion, call our office at the DTLA Law Group today to discuss your claim.
Welding Equipment Injuries Can Be Debilitating and Permanent Injuries
Welding can be a seriously dangerous occupation, if precautions are not taken at every step of the weld. Welding is used to join pieces of metal by the use of pressure, heat or both heat and pressure techniques. The brazing or soldering of metal using fillers or alloy metals can be dangerous, if the person is inexperienced on the proper welding techniques. There are over 80 different types of welding processes that can be accomplished by welding. These techniques include:
- Arc welding
- Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
- Gas-shielded welding
- Metal inert gas (MIG)
- Tungsten inert gas (TIG)
- Plasma arc welding (PAW)
- Submerged arc welding (SAW)
- Oxy-acetylene gas
- Electrical current lasers
- Electron beams
- Ultrasonic sound
- Chemical reactions
- Heat from fuel gas
- Robot assisted welding
If you have been injured because of faulty welding equipment, you need to call us at the DTLA Law Group. We are here to help you when you have experienced a welding accident with personal injuries.
Welding Mask Failure Attorney
A welding mask is meant to protect the welder’s eyes from the arc of the weld. A welding mask is expected to work when it is put in, with an auto-darkening feature. This feature is meant to apply automatically when welding. The feature will automatically turn off in some helmets when the welder is grinding or doing other work that requires eye protection.
If the auto-darkening feature of the welding helmet is not working, then the arc of the weld can be damaging to the welder’s eyes. It is the flash of light from the welding that can damage the eyes, and this damage can lead to serious personal injury and even blindness.
Eye Injuries Are Common in Welding Operations
It is not uncommon that people welding can get a serious eye injury as a result of a welding accident during welding-based operations. Other types of eye injuries common during welding include debris in the eye from:
- Cleaning and brushing metal
- Hot substances
- Solid objects propelled towards the eye
- Small object propelled to the eye
- Chemicals splashed to the eye
- Liquids splashed near the eye
- Caustics sprayed near the eye
- Particulates in the eye
- Ultraviolet rays damage the eye
- Burns on the eye
- Foreign body in the eye
- Falling object
- Smoke or irritation
In the event that you have experienced a welding accident that has affected your eyes, you need to call us right away. You can be connected with our experienced attorneys in Los Angeles, who are ready to get you the desirable results you want in a case with a welding related accident with personal injuries.
Zero Fee Guarantee
When you call us regarding your welding tank accident case, we can give to you a zero-fee guarantee. We offer this to everyone who calls us, and you will not have to pay any money to us up front for us to start working with you on your case. Just give us a call to start the process today.
Free Second Opinion
You are entitled to a free second opinion on your welding tank explosion accident claim. We are able to talk to you, and go over the issues, questions and concerns that you have in relation to your case. We can review your welding tank explosion accident personal injuries, and any other personal injuries that you may have as a result of working in welding operations or with a welding process or construction site. Nothing will start until you make the call, therefore, making the call today is the best idea.
Can I Sue for a Welding Tank Explosion Resulting in Personal Injuries?
Yes, we can sue in the event that you are injured by a welding tank explosion or other welding related accident. Any time there is a welding tank accident, there is an opportunity for an explosion, fire or release of toxic vapors which can be harmful to human health. If you have been injured in a welding tank explosion accident, just give us a call today.
Our legal team is ready to talk to you, and our Los Angeles case lawyers can file a lawsuit on your behalf. We will get the recovery compensation package you need for your personal injury claim. We are sure of our upcoming successes, and we know that you will be satisfied with the results. But nothing can happen unless you call our case attorneys in Los Angeles right now.
Call for a Free Consultation
You can give us a call any time for a free consultation. We are here to talk to you about your welding tank explosion case, or your welding accident with personal injuries case today. We want you to know that we understand that you need extended time to heal from your injuries. But you are able to start an initiate a lawsuit as you are healing from your injuries. There is no reason to wait, just give us a call today!
How to Sue Belkin for Defective Charging Banks
If you intend to file a product liability lawsuit against Belkin, you must show that the company was negligent in some way. Product liability lawsuits can be filed if you can prove at least one of the following points about the product:
- There was a design error present with the charging bank
- There was a manufacturing error that occurred when the charging bank was being made in the factory
- There were no hazard signs or symbols on the charging bank or on the packaging
The charging banks had a defect in the wiring, so it is likely that the materials were faulty or that there was a design that did not account for the small space or power usage.
You should make sure to go to the hospital to get medical treatment for your injuries. It is not recommended that you wait too long to visit a doctor. If you do not get treatment quickly, your injuries may worsen, or you may find that the insurance agent will doubt the validity of your claim. He can say that you were shocked by another item or in another incident, and he will say that the defective item was a convenient scapegoat. You should also make sure that you get copies of all medical documents, test results, doctor’s statements, hospital receipts, and more from the treatment center.
You can take photos of the damages from the electric shock, and you can also take pictures of the charging bank to show that the item caught fire, if applicable.
There may have been eyewitnesses who saw the incident happen or who can testify that the bank was defective. You can add their statements to your claim to bolster it. The more support you have from people who saw the incident, the stronger your case will be.
You may want to throw the charging bank away, try to repair it, or return it for a refund. You should do none of this. It is important that you keep the charging bank as it is and preserve it, as it is the most important piece of evidence you have. If you get rid of it, the insurance company can claim that there’s no way for the defect to be examined, since it is not present at all.
You may have a receipt showing that you bought the charging bank. You can make copies of this, or copies of a bank statement or email showing that you paid for the item.
You will benefit by hiring a product liability lawyer to handle your case for you. If you have never taken legal action, you may not know the first thing about moving forward with a defective product claim. An attorney can gather your proof, negotiate with the insurance agent, and keep you updated throughout the process while you recover and return to regular life.
Statute of Limitations to File a Product Liability Lawsuit
California has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the injury if you wish to file a claim to receive compensation for damages. If you do not sue within this time period, you won’t be able to receive any restitution, and your claim will be thrown away. Often, individuals fail to understand the correct amount of time or do not know that there is a statute of limitations in the first place. It is important that you speak with a lawyer to determine how much time you have left on your case.
There is the possibility for your statute of limitations to be extended, but this will only happen in certain situations. If you were under 18 years old, you cannot sue without a legal guardian representing you, so you can wait until you turn legal age before the statute of limitations counts down. You also may have been left incapacitated and unable to sue, so the statute won’t start until you return to health. Further, the defendant must be in California – if he has left the state, the deadline will count down when he returns.
Earnings from a Product Liability Claim against Belkin
The value of a product liability lawsuit will largely be determined by the injuries you suffered and how extensive they were. If you were seriously hurt, you will potentially receive a larger settlement offer than if you only suffered minor injuries. The insurance agent wants to preserve profits and not pay out settlements, and we aim to bring you the maximum settlement available under the law. Our goal is to secure you compensation for the following:
- Medical bills and expenses from the past and future for surgery, hospitalization fees, medication, physical therapy, and more
- Lost wages if you were unable to work or could not return to work in the future
- Property damage to cover lost items and personal belongings
- Pain and suffering damages to account for emotional trauma, anxiety, PTSD, fear, and more
You should not be expected to foot the bill for all of these expenses if you were not responsible for the incident in the first place. A defective product claim can allow you to receive the compensation you need to pay for these damages.
Our Firm’s Promise
Our goal at the Downtown LA Law Group is to ensure that you are wholly covered for your losses if you were hurt because of a defective product. Our product liability lawyers are known as the best in town, and we have years of experience and numerous reviews to back us up. We will stop at nothing to bring you every penny you deserve, even if it means going to court to defend your rights.
For a free legal consultation, call our law offices today. All consultations are confidential and your private information or case details will not be shared elsewhere. We will also give you our zero fee guarantee on your case. We won’t get paid unless and until we win. If we lose, we get nothing at all. Either way, your finances will not be altered by pursuing legal help with us.
Don’t hesitate to contact the Downtown LA Law Group if you wish to sue Belkin for injuries from a defective charging bank.