Steel fabrication is the process of creating structures by bending, cutting, shaping, and otherwise assembling pieces of steel. If you have ever noticed the steel frame of a building as it is being constructed, you have witnessed the product of steel fabrication. Steel fabrication experts are experienced and knowledgeable in the steel fabrication process, as well as what may happen if there are errors that occur during this process. Steel fabrication experts are valuable in a variety of cases, such as premises liability cases, workers’ compensation claims, and, of course, construction litigation.
How would steel fabrication experts be used in premises liability claims? As an example, pretend you are a guest at a hotel at a beach in California. During your stay at the hotel, a mild earthquake rattles the building. The building is seriously damaged by the earthquake, however, and you are injured by falling debris. As it turns out, the steel frame of the hotel was not coated properly with an anti-corrosive. Steel will corrode if it is not adequately protected from water and humidity. A steel fabrication expert would be called in to analyze how the steel frame of the building was constructed, what errors were made, and how those errors led to your injuries.
If you are a construction worker, you may need a steel fabrication expert if you are injured while on the job. Many workers have been injured or even killed by steel beams that have fallen on construction sites. Steel fabrication experts will be able to pinpoint how the steel fabrication process was improperly conducted, and how this caused injury.
Of course, in construction litigation, when construction defects are present, steel fabrication experts step in to analyze how steel structures were assembled and what issues were present either during or after their assembly.