Construction Site Burns
According to the United States Department of Labor, almost six million people are employed in the construction industry. Of those employed in the construction injury, about four percent of workers experience a workplace related injury each year. One of the most prevalent injuries occurring on construction sites are burns. sites are replete with fire hazards, such as uncovered electrical lines. In addition, construction workers must regularly use fire, flammable materials, scalding pipes, steam, heavy machinery, and chemicals (like acid) in completing their tasks. The dangers for serious burns are always present and extreme. Burns can often be one of the most painful injuries experienced on a construction site and can have lasting effects. Severe burns often require countless surgeries and medical treatments that can be excessively costly to the injured person and his or her family. Possibly more devastating than the physical scarring and damage is the mental and emotional scars that are left by burns, meaning in some extreme cases even physiological treatment is necessary.
There are a number of steps an employer can take in order to reduce the likelihood that a burn injury will occur, and there are a number of steps and employer can take in order to treat a burn once it occurs. Preparedness is key, which is why safe construction sites have on hand sterile burn dressing and fire blankets in case of a burn injury. In addition, employers should be sure to follow all safety requirements from both state government and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA.
Unfortunately, burns and many other construction site injuries are a direct result of someone else's negligence. Negligence means any conduct that creates an unreasonable risk of harm to others, and it is actionable when that risk creates a legally cognizable injury. The frequency with which employers endanger their employees is deplorable, and the law accordingly recognizes that employees deserve to be compensated in certain circumstances.What you should do if you have been injured:If you or someone you know has suffered from a construction-related burn, seek medical care immediately. The next step is to contact a personal injury attorney. A lawyer will be able to help you determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation. Depending on the facts of your case, you could be compensated for medical costs, injuries, damages and more.Call the Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys of Altman & Altman, LLP Today at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199
Burn injuries are painful both physically and emotionally. If you have suffered from burns, call Altman & Altman, LLP, and we will try to create the best workable strategy to help you. It's possible that you deserve to be compensated for your injuries, and we will work relentlessly towards that result. With decades of experience practicing personal injury law, our lawyers are prepared for anything. Our brilliant team is energetic, innovative and aggressive. We believe that our success is largely related to the personal attention that we give to our clients. Call our exceptional lawyers now at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 toll-free, or contact us online for a free consultation. We are available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns.