Most people are aware of the common dangers of construction work like equipment malfunctions, ladder falls and construction vehicle accidents. However, one of the most dangerous aspects of construction work is the chemicals that construction workers use on a day-to-day basis. The various solvents, oxidizers and acids used in construction work can result in serious long-term burn injuries.
If you have suffered burn injuries on a construction site, talk with the lawyers from our firm. At Hofmann & Schweitzer, we have been serving construction site accident victims in the five boroughs of New York City since 1977. We have the knowledge and dedication to help you maximize your claim and get the compensation you deserve.
The Serious Nature Of Burn Injuries
While mild burns are a relatively harmless irritant that are usually healed in short order, serious burn injuries are another matter entirely. Serious burn injuries like those caused by exposure to harmful chemicals on a construction site involve:
- Severe pain: Burns are among the most painful injuries that a person could suffer, and in many cases medication is unsuccessful in easing the severe pain burn injury victims suffer.
- Scarring and disfigurement: In most cases, burn injuries result in scarring and disfigurement that lasts a lifetime, often requiring cosmetic surgery and other expensive procedures to alleviate.
- Lost wages: Recovery from severe burn injuries can take a long time, and many victims never recover fully. Nerve damage, ongoing pain and other symptoms prevent many burn victims from returning to work.
- Emotional scarring: The shock of a serious accident as well as the loss in quality of life that comes with pain and scarring are very real for burn victims. If you have suffered these forms of severe emotional distress, you deserve to be compensated.
Talk with an attorney from our firm. We will get your case started right away and seek all possible avenues for compensation on your behalf for all of the damages you have suffered. Let us help you get back on your feet.
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The most important first step after a chemical burn accident is talking with an experienced lawyer. Call us right away or email us to schedule a consultation.