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Many industrial-related jobs, where workers use welding rods, are located in the Niagara and Buffalo, New York area. This means that workers can be exposed to harmful fumes and chemicals that can cause them harm over time. If material suppliers and others don’t take the proper precautions to protect their workers, they can be held liable in lawsuits related to those illnesses and welding injury claims.
Welding rod-related jobs can be dangerous due to a harmful metal called manganese that is used as a filler in welding rods. When the manganese is heated up enough to be welded, it produces highly toxic fumes. These fumes are odorless and colorless and have been linked to nervous system disorders for over 150 years. In fact, in 1837 a disease called “Manganism” was diagnosed for workers who developed symptoms that are similar to Parkinson’s disease. Over time, the illness progresses and begins to affect mental capabilities as well.
If you or a loved one in the Niagara, Buffalo, New York state area have been exposed to manganese fumes on the job and are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should contact the injury lawyers at John Feroleto Attorneys at Law today:
- Loss of balance
- Memory loss
- Slurred speech
- Muscle stiffness or cramping
- Loss of muscle control
- Difficulty swallowing
Our personal injury attorneys can help you determine whether investigation should be started and a welding injury claim filed to hold the negligent party accountable in court. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, a contractor the welding rod manufacturer or other party. If negligence can be proven, victims are entitled to sue for reimbursement of:
- Current and future lost wages and pensions
- Current and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
Our policy is “no recovery, no fee,” so you never pay us legal fees unless your case is won or settled out of court. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation at our Buffalo, New York office.
Attorney John Feroleto
Attorney John Feroleto understands the value of hard work. He is known in the community and by his peers for his willingness to work and go the extra mile. Other lawyers often ask John to handle their trial matters to maximize clients’ recovery. Trial lawyers know who the best trial lawyers are. He was also named Trial Attorney of the Year in 2012 by the Western New York Affiliate of New York State Trial Lawyers Association. [ Attorney Bio ]