Do you want to instigate a Colchester accident at work compensation claim for a welding injury you’ve sustained through no fault of your own? If you do then Accident Advice Helpline may well be the company for you.
Hazards associated with a welding
Welding is an inherently dangerous occupation. The sorts of dangers it can expose you to include things like:
- Fire and explosion hazards
- Risk of depletion of oxygen in confined spaces
- Potential electrical injuries
- Slips trips and falls
The dangers from fire and smoke
There are many risks associated with welding that can create danger. Hot metal components, any sparks generated, and/or any drops of molten metal can start a fire quite easily. The work area, and any surrounding areas, (it’s surprising how far sparks can travel), should be kept scrupulously clean of any combustible materials. It must also be remembered that welding in confined spaces is especially dangerous because the build-up of smoke and fumes can rapidly overcome workers with little or no warning.
Oxygen depletion in confined spaces
Certain welding gases like Argon, CO2, Nitrogen and Helium can quickly deplete the levels of oxygen in any confined space. In some instances, if the amount of inert gas is allowed to build up high enough, workers can simply pass out without any coughing, spluttering, or breathlessness. They can simply keel over. It can happen without warning and is very dangerous.
In circumstances where any inert gas only partially replaces the available oxygen, it makes workers feel very weak, extremely fatigued, and somewhat confused. Even simple things like finding your way out into fresh air may be beyond you. If you pass out in these circumstances and the incident goes unnoticed by other workers, it can prove fatal.
Danger from electric shocks
Arc welding needs a live electrical circuit to operate, which means that all welders employing hand-held equipment are potentially at risk of receiving an electric shock which can cause involuntary reactions, leading to severe injuries.
Slips, trips and falls in a welding area
Slips trips and falls in any environment can cause injury, but when that environment is a welding area, the danger of losing control of the flame or knocking over gas cylinders etc. creates an even bigger hazard.
Use AAH to launch your Colchester accident at work compensation claim
If you’ve been injured in a welding incident that was not your fault, Accident Advice Helpline can help you with launching a Colchester accident at work compensation claim. You can begin by visiting our website and using our HOW MUCH calculator to forecast how much compensation you could be awarded. It will only take 30 seconds of your time.
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The no win no fee* injury claim service that we provide here at AAH is unreservedly recommended by people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen. We also operate a user-friendly, but comprehensive customer support system which can be accessed via our free phone helpline from any landline on 0800 180 4123, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Date Published: 2nd September 2014