Electrocution & Burns Injury Claims
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Arnold & Itkin LLP has represented hundreds of workers injured by the negligence of their employers and fellow workers. Our case history includes catastrophic events such as the 2005 Texas City explosion or the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, among many others. We are deeply familiar with the factors that lead to electrocution and severe burns, and we hold negligent employers accountable in the most complex cases.
With hundreds of clients, many of whom became our friends over the course of the case, we understand the pain and costs of a burn or electrical injury. There are mental and emotional scars on top of the physical ones, leaving our clients in constant pain or unable to earn a living. Our role is to make sure they receive the compensation they deserve on all fronts: for medical costs, lost wages, lowered earnings, pain and suffering, and more.
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The Risks of Chemical Plant Accidents
Two common injuries that are sustained in chemical plant accidents are electrocutions and burns. Burn injuries can be caused by electrical equipment or chemicals. Whether it’s on the skin, in the eyes, or internally, chemical burns lead to serious tissue damage. It is not necessary for a chemical to be on fire or extremely hot in order to cause a burn—chemical burns often result from a substance’s pH level (acidity or alkalinity), not its temperature.
Ingesting harmful chemicals also leads to severe internal organ injury. The symptoms of these injuries include:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Low blood pressure
- Heart attack
- Muscle twitches
These burns may not be noticeable at first, so it is important to immediately rinse the affected area with water for at least 15 minutes. If you accidentally ingested dangerous chemicals, seek medical attention immediately. Those who have been injured by electrocution or burns while performing their job duties may be able to seek compensation.
Electrocution can be caused by a number of factors, including:
- Faulty wiring
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Aging outlets or cables
- Unsafe electrical design
Your Employer’s Obligations
Those who work at chemical plants are putting themselves at risk on a daily basis. The nature of the job is inherently dangerous, which makes it absolutely necessary for employers to have robust safety protocols familiar to every worker. An employer’s obligation includes training employees on how to avoid accidents and ensure safe production. It’s important to remember that employers may be liable for injuries caused by another employee’s negligence. Employers are responsible for ensuring their workers are fit to work.
Employers are also responsible for the state of their plants. While workplace conditions will always be dangerous inside of an industrial facility, there are ways to maximize the safety of employees (often through frequent maintenance or updated equipment). However, many employers reduce costs and cut corners by limiting much-needed updates, maintenance, and renovations--resulting in devastating and catastrophic accidents.
While workers are usually aware of unsafe conditions, it often doesn’t change until someone files a formal complaint or the employer is held accountable in court. That’s where our firm can help.
Contact us online or dial (888) 493-1629 for a free case evaluation with our team.