Sheet metal workers comp causation in Wisconsin may be the result of a single traumatic lifting injury, or the result of sheet metal worker job duties over time. Many sheet metal worker low back on the job injury or neck herniated disc result from work. A skilled tradesman, sheet metal workers create, install, and repair sheet metal often in heating, cooling, and ventilation systems, but sheet metal workers also fabricate and repair sheet metal for gutter and roofing applications.
Fabrication or precision sheet metal workers, make ducts, gutters, and other metal products. Most work in shops and factories, operating tools and equipment. Although some of the fabrication techniques used in large-scale manufacturing are similar to those used in smaller shops, the work may be highly automated and repetitive. Repetitive movements cause lumbar and cervical disc injuries in sheet metal workers.
Installation sheet metal workers install heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts in new construction or remodeling work. They also install metal roofs, siding, or gutters.
Maintenance sheet metal workers repair and clean ventilation systems, removing dust and moisture and fixing leaks or breaks in the sheet metal.
Testing and balancing sheet metal workers check that HVAC systems heat and cool rooms properly by making sure that air is transferred through sheet metal ducts efficiently.
Sheet metal workers job duties depend on the nature of their work. Sheet metal fabricators usually work in small shops and manufacturing plants that can be crowded and dangerous. They often must lift heavy materials and stand for long periods as well as repetitively operate machinery. Workers who install sheet metal at construction sites must bend, climb, and squat, usually in close quarters or in awkward positions.
All sheet metal workers must be able to: Stand or walk for long periods of time during a regular work day; use arms and hands to reach for, handle and manipulate objects; lift and carry materials weighing 50 to 100 pounds; climb up and down ladders, scaffolds and other climbing devices; carry tools and equipment; work while in stooped, kneeling, crouched, and crawling positions. Repetitive bending, lifting, twisting and turning causes low back or lumbar workers compensation injury in sheet metal workers. Working in awkward positions with the head turned and arms extended contributes to neck or cervical workers compensation injury in sheet metal workers.
McCormick Law Office attorneys in Milwaukee, Wisconsin work diligently to secure sheet metal workers comp causation claims obtaining temporary total disability, permanent partial disability and loss of earing capacity benefits for injured sheet metal workers. Sheet metal workers are in a skilled trade and we support organized labor and the union movement in securing living wages for sheet metal workers.