Work accidents which result in burns are often devastating for the worker. Burns are one of the most painful kinds of injuries and may result from electric shock accidents or chemical exposure.
In electric shock situations, there will be an entry and exit wound. An arm or hand may be severely disfigured as a result of contact with a live wire that delivers large volts of electricity into the body. The damage at an entry or exit point is usually extensive. Skin, muscle and even bone may be lost. For those who suffer electric shock accidents, the road to recovery is intensely difficult and painful.
Spouses and children suffer as well. Seeing a loved one with severe electric/burn injuries is very difficult. In the days and weeks after the injury, the tissue around the point of entry/exit will swell and be virtually unrecognizable. In addition, exposure to electricity can cause severe internal damage and multiple surgeries may be necessary. This is in addition to burn treatment which often includes skin grafts.
My firm has represented several workers who suffered electric shock injuries. These injuries are almost always severe, resulting in permanent scarring and disfigurement. Workers and their families suffer a great deal. Even after the burns are healed, the individual may suffer long term physical, psychological and emotional effects, especially when scarring results. Future medical costs are often high, especially in cases of severe burns. Therefore, claims for future medical treatment and future pain and suffering should be considered and if appropriate, become part of the damage claims made in the case.
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- PA NJ Electrical Accident Legal Article: What to Expect in an Electrical Accident Lawsuit
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- $2 million – An inadvertent release of dangerous chemicals at a local oil company, causing on the job burn and inhalation injuries to three union carpenters, resulting in a settlement in excess of $2 million
- $1.5 million – Injuries incurred in a workplace accident on the job where plaintiff sustained severe burn injuries as a result of an electrical explosion
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