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Los Angeles Chemical Burns Lawyer
Workers at construction sites are subjected to many potentially hazardous situations, including chemical burns. This type of injury can occur when the worker comes into contact with caustic substances that accidentally touch skin or hair, or when airborn particles or fumes are inhaled or become lodged in the eyes. Chemical burns cost workers lost income and can cost employers by slowing down production. OSHA has set forth many worksite regulations in an effort to protect workers from harmful substances and other workplace hazards, but the construction industry is still a leader for on-the-job injuries.
What Accidents Cause Chemical Burns?
Spills, sprays and explosions can cause chemical burns. In an instant, a worker can be burned by workplace chemicals that get onto clothing or skin, hair and eyes. Improper storage, leaky containers and even normal work activities can result in accidents that cause chemical burns.
What Types of Burns are Likely to Occur in an Accident?
With chemicals, burns can be of all degrees of severity, from first to third.
First-degree burns will damage outer skin layers. Similar to sunburn, they cause some redness and pain, like sunburn.
Second-degree burns take 1-3 weeks to heal and can cause blistering.
Third-degree burns harm all layers of the skin and will cause swelling and turn colors. There could be scarring enough to require skin grafts.
The most dangerous burns from chemicals are fourth-degree burns that might even require amputation. They can burn right down to the bone.
What Problems Do Chemical Burns Cause?
A chemical burn can easily cost the worker lost time for medical treatment and recovery time. If the eyes are burned, the worker may lose vision. Severe burns and amputations are very serious and could result in total disability or death. The financial burden of expenses due to bad chemical burns is as great as any other injury. There will be medical expenses, care costs and lost work income.
How Can Mann & Elias Attorneys Help?
Mann & Elias personal injury attorneys have extensive experience resolving chemical burns cases positively for clients. They have gained large awards and settlements for their clients, in and out of the courtroom. When you work with our Los Angeles Mann & Elias Law Firm attorneys, you can count of being treated with top priority attitude and getting superior legal representation for your claims of chemical burns injuries. They will protect your rights to fair compensation from all responsible companies, including insurance companies.
Call Mann & Elias Attorneys Now
If you or a loved one has been injured by chemical burns while working, make this important call now to the legal professionals at Mann & Elias Law Firm. Call today, 323-857-9500 and begin to speed your recovery on all fronts.