Burn & Explosion Construction Injuries
Woodstock Construction Accident Attorney
Those that have suffered burn injuries as a result of workplace explosions,
have likely suffered severe life altering injuries that can require extensive
medical treatment. The emotional anguish, pain and suffering that comes
along with the healing process of this type of injury is substantial. At
Warlick & Craig, LLC we understand the pain you are going through and we aim to provide you
with the compassionate, dedicated legal representation you need to get
the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve suffered a burn injury as a result of the negligence of
your employer or coworker, our aggressive Woodstock personal injury attorneys
are here to help you to justice.
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Common Causes of Explosions & Burn Injuries
Steam Burns – these types of thermal burns are common in construction as many
pipes contain steam and water is used to cool heavy machinery which may
then turn into steam. These types of burns can leave permanent scars and
can be extremely painful.
Chemical Burns—there are many types of chemicals at a construction site. Workers
can come into contact with a variety of solvents, acids, basis that can
instantly burn or slowly burn their victim.
Electrical Burns—electrical burns are extremely dangerous and in many cases, life
threatening. Many construction site managers have policies into place
with how electrical components should be managed on site due to the danger
of exposed and loose wires.
Fire/Thermal Burns—Burns from fires are usually caused from explosions on the worksite.
These types of explosions can be caused by defective fuel lines, exploding
fuel or propane tanks, gas lines exploding, or improperly marked electrical
After a Burn or Explosion
If you’ve suffered a burn or been injured in an explosion, you should
seek medical attention immediately. If you unable to get yourself to a
hospital immediately, notify the closest available worker to call for
medical assistance. Even if you’ve suffered a small burn, you should
seek medical assistant immediately because as we mentioned above some
chemicals are slow burners, meaning they take a bit of time to being to
affect the area.
Once you are released from the hospital you may then want to determine
what the cause of the accident was so you can
report the incident to OSHA. At this point you should try and gather as much information as possible.
Some examples of useful information include:
- Photos/Videos of the incident area
- Collecting contact information of any witnesses of the incident
Write down which machinery and/or equipment you were using at the time
- If you have access to a maintenance log or service records of the equipment,
gather that information as well.
- Write down everything you can remember from the incident
- Contact an experienced workers compensation lawyer
We’re Here to Help
Burn and explosion injuries can result in extremely painful life altering
injuries even death. Our
Woodstock construction accident attorneys are dedicated and passionate about fighting for our clients. If you or
a loved one has suffered an injury from the negligence of another at the
workplace you should give our attorneys a call. We can fight for you.
Call us today—678.321.4088