Compensation for a San Antonio Burn Injury at Work
San Antonio workers have the right to a safe working environment. The unfortunate reality, however, is that workplace accidents are frequent; OSHA reports that approximately 14 American workers die every day in workplace-related injuries. Burn injuries in particular are among the top causes of severe workplace injuries and fatalities. OSHA has set forth fire-safety standards employers must follow, but deviations from these guidelines still result in severe injury all too often.
Because of the variety of types, degrees of severity, and potential complications of burns, these injuries can result in a range of physical and financial damages. If you or a loved one have sustained a San Antonio workplace burn injury, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit and win financial compensation for your damages with the help of a qualified burn injury attorney.
Contact the team of Carabin Shaw burn injury lawyers serving San Antonio to learn more about your options.Common Workplace Burn Injuries
What kinds of burn injuries are most common in workplace accidents? Workers in oil extraction, firefighting, and manufacturing jobs are more likely to sustain some form of burn injury in the workplace.
Examples of these workplace burn injuries include:
- Scald burns from steam or hot liquids
- Radiation burns caused by proximity to x-rays or UV lights
- Thermal burns from fires or hot surfaces
- Chemical burns from handling industrial-level chemicals
- Electrical burns caused by exposure to faulty wiring
All of the above examples can result in first, second, or third-degree burns. Second and third-degree burns often result in future complications, adding to the significant pain and suffering caused by the initial burns.
Complications from these burns can result in:
- Loss of mobility
- Severe scarring
- Muscle damage
- Lung damage
- Extended stays in burn unit
- Lengthy physical therapy
- Multiple surgeries
If you are a worker who has suffered a San Antonio workplace burn injury, you have two potential paths to seek financial compensation. The first option is to pursue workman’s compensation benefits; often, employers will cover the cost of your medical bills and any lost wages after a workplace accident.
However, if your employer does not provide you with workman’s compensation or you are unable to file a workman's compensation claim, the next option would be to file a personal injury suit.
You may be eligible file a personal injury claim for compensation for a San Antonio burn injury at work if:
- Your burn injury was caused by a subcontractor, vendor, or their employee
- Your burn injury was caused by a faulty product
- Your burn injury was caused by any other worker or supervisor (other than your direct employer)
Negligent parties can and should be held accountable for the consequences of their actions. Victims deserve financial compensation for burn injuries sustained in the course of employment.
While all burn injuries should be fairly compensated, your financial settlement could be especially substantial if your injuries are severe or result in serious complications. However, to see a fair financial settlement, you need the help of an experienced burn accident lawyer.Texas Attorneys at Carabin Shaw
If you or a loved one have suffered severe burns after a workplace accident, contact the team of burn injury lawyers serving San Antonio at Carabin Shaw. With our three decades of experience serving and “client-first” philosophy, we have helped many workplace burn accident victims in the San Antonio area receive fair compensation for their injuries.Free Case Review
If you would like to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation initial consultation and case review with the Texas attorneys at Carabin Shaw, call our office toll-free today at 888-382-6269 or fill out our online form.