When an explosion happens at work, those close to the explosion often suffer a variety of catastrophic injuries such as burn injuries, broken bones, several psychological effects, and more. Recovery from these kinds of injuries can take months or longer. In the meantime, burn victims often experience mounting medical bills, lost time and income from work, severe pain, and more. If you have been injured or burned because of an explosion at work, you will likely need to hire a burn injury lawyer to make sure you have the best chance at recovering the compensation you deserve.
Hiring an attorney can have numerous benefits. First, if you hire an attorney with burn injury experience, they will understand what you are going through. Severe injuries and burns can often leave victims bed-ridden, hospitalized, or confined to a wheelchair. As a result, patients sometimes feel overwhelmed and alone, even when they have the support of their family and friends. A burn injury attorney will be able to understand what you are going through, and they can often help suggest resources to you, such as the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center.
Additionally, a burn injury attorney can help you understand what to expect when it comes to making a claim for your injuries. They can walk you through how the claims process works, where any financial recovery would come from, how long the process could take, and more. Working together with your attorney to develop a plan of action can help you regain some control when so many things feel out of control.
When you are injured in an explosion, two important things your attorney should do are 1) preserve evidence, and 2) look for sources of compensation. Cleaning up and rebuilding often begins shortly after an explosion. An experienced burn injury attorney will know how important it is to identify and preserve evidence such as photos of the scene, photos and videos of your injuries, witness names and contact information, investigative reports, police files, 911 call recordings, and more. This information can disappear over time, so it is important to take steps to collect and preserve this information. An experienced burn injury attorney will also understand how important it is to identify how you will be financially compensated for your injuries and damages. Although it may seem like your employer would be the one responsible for paying for your damages, it is often a bit more complex than that. For example, it could be that the explosion was the result of improperly stored chemicals that were being stored and monitored by an outside company. Or, perhaps your employer is a subsidiary of another company. An attorney with experience handling burn injury cases will know how to investigate and uncover the information needed to help find all available sources of financial recovery for you.
If you have been injured in an explosion at work or have sustained severe burn injuries, contact the burn injury attorneys at Burton Law Firm. We provide a free consultation. During the consultation, we will go over the facts of your case and talk about your options. Ultimately, if you decide to hire us, we walk with you throughout your recovery. We’ll be there to answer your questions, help you make a plan, and fight to recover the compensation you deserve so that you and your loved ones are protected now and for the future. To get started, give us a call at (833) 623-0042.