Construction sites are inherently dangerous areas, but when site managers or property owners do not provide safe working conditions, burn injuries can occur. Burn injury victims may experience a lifetime of hardships, financial burdens, and extensive medical care. To protect your rights, and to ensure that you and your family are properly compensated, the experienced attorneys at Golitko & Daly in Indianapolis, IN, can represent your construction site burn injury case. We fight to hold responsible parties accountable and win you maximum compensation.
Causes of Construction Site Burn Injuries
Many construction workers regularly face risk of a burn accident due to their exposure to hazardous chemicals and live wiring. Second and third degree burns, which require lengthy and painful healing, often result from:
- Contact with live electrical currents
- Chemical leaks
- Explosions or fires
- Electrical accidents
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Electrocution injuries
- Cement mixing or laying
- Exposure to steam
Who is At Fault?
Employers, property owners, superintendents, manufacturers, and insurance companies may be held responsible for your injuries if their negligence contributed to the accident. Examples of negligent acts, or a failure to take reasonable care, include:
- Operating poor or unsafe working conditions
- Unsafe workplace procedures
- Failure to follow safety codes
- Providing inadequate training
- Unrealistic employer demands that lead to safety shortcuts
- Negligent management
- Failure to maintain fire safety equipment
- Removing or failing to provide proper safety equipment
Hardships Burn Victims Face
While workers’ compensation is available to provide injured workers with financial assistance, it is not always enough. Burn victims may require multiple surgeries and extended hospital stays. Rehabilitation can last for months or even years. Mounting medical bills and considerable time off from work can add up to a significant financial burden for victims and their families. In the case of extensive or catastrophic burn injuries, victims may be permanently disabled and lose their ability to pursue their livelihood.
Our attorneys can pursue damages for economic losses related to your accident, as well as pain and suffering.
In addition to the physical pain, burn victims often endure emotional turmoil. It can be extremely difficult adjusting to a disability, unable to perform jobs or other activities as before. Burn injury victims with visible disfigurement may also experience a negative self-concept or lowered self-esteem. It is not uncommon for burn victims to suffer depression or anxiety in the aftermath of their accident.
If you have suffered a construction burn accident due to another party’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensatory damages. Our burn injury lawyers aggressively pursue all financial damages, including medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We carefully assess the total scope of past and future financial damages to ensure our clients are fully compensated.
The total amount you may be awarded will depend on the circumstances surrounding the accident, the severity of the injury, and the losses you have incurred. Only a personal injury lawyer experienced in construction accidents and burn injuries will be able to make the case that wins you the most damages to help you recover. Choosing a lawyer or a firm without skills in the specific area of the law is simply taking a chance on your future.
Let Us Advocate for Your Rights
Our construction burn injury lawyers are here to aggressively advocate for you. We handle our personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning you will not be charged until we win your case. Please call us today at (800) 520-1640, or send in your online inquiry.