A burn injury while on the job can be catastrophic. Any type of chemical explosion or burn injury is devastating, both for the victim and their entire family. Life can suddenly become very stressful and costly. Chemical explosions, electrocutions and burns can leave a victim with lasting scars or disfigurement and can even be fatal.
The experienced work injury attorneys at SMT Legal can help you fight for the compensation owed for your burn injuries, lost wages and pain and suffering. We never collect a fee unless we win compensation for you. If you or your loved one was severely injured or killed by flammable chemicals or a fire or explosion while at work, please call our attorneys for a free case evaluation.
Worksite Explosions and Workers’ Compensation
If you were seriously hurt or burned on the job from a chemical explosion or fire, you will most likely be eligible to file a workers compensation claim through your employer’s insurance company. However, you may soon find that these payments will not cover all of your medical bills or allow you to receive proper medical treatment.
In addition, workers’ compensation may not cover all lost wages, lost future wages or damages for pain and suffering. The insurance company or HR department may not inform you of all your legal rights in order for you to receive the maximum benefits available.
In addition, you may decide to file a personal injury claim against the person or company at fault. And proving who was at fault for the explosion or fire could be a challenge.
The aftermath of medical visits, rehabilitation, hospital bills, missed days from work, missed paychecks and confusing insurance claims only add to stress levels.
Having an aggressive and compassionate attorney on your side can make all the difference. We will thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident in order to hold those responsible accountable for your injuries. Whether the accident was a no-fault accident, was caused by a defective product or was the fault of a negligent person or company, we will fight for the maximum in compensation that you deserve.
Injuries Caused By Severe Burns
Second and third degree burns or chemical burns cause extreme pain, not to mention disable a person or possibly disfigure him or her. In addition, smoke inhalation or exposure to certain chemicals causes respiratory illnesses that can impact the health of a victim throughout their life.
Treatments to repair damaged tissue may include painful skin grafts, prolonged physical therapy and surgery. The treatments for physical injuries caused by industrial explosions or fires can quickly rack up medical expenses, not to mention lost time at work.
Pittsburgh Work Injury Attorneys
Our expert work injury attorneys are compassionate toward burn victims and we understand how frustrating it is to try to put your life back together after a serious injury. We will do everything possible to get you the money you deserve for your injuries and lost wages. We have a team of lawyers, investigators, and field experts who work together to build a strong case for our clients. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Our goal is to help you get the best possible outcome and maximum compensation so that we can make a positive difference in your life.