Construction sites can be very dangerous places where accidents routinely occur. A burn injury is a common construction accident. The attorneys at the Philadelphia, PA law firm of The Levin Firm understand that severe burns can require serious and life-altering surgical procedures, such as skin grafts and amputation. Fifth- and sixth-degree burns can be fatal. Our lawyers understand that the severity of a construction burn accident also depends on its surface area; the larger the area affected by the burn, regardless of its degree, the more serious the injury. Most construction site burn accident injuries could be prevented by the imposition of safety measures and practices. You have a right to recover for all your injuries against the parties that did not take appropriate measures to ensure your safety.
There are a number of different types of injuries which can result in burns. Those most commonly occurring on construction sites include:
Electrical burns: When electric current passes through the body, a burn on the surface of the skin may result. The size of the burn does not always give an indication of how severe the electrical injury actually is. Electrical burns are merely a symptom of what might be very serious internal injuries to the organs and tissue.
Contact burns: When the surface of the skin comes into contact with a hot surface, such as a running motor or radiator, a burn or blister will appear on the skin. These burns are usually superficial and are rarely fatal.
It is important to contact an attorney right away if you have suffered a burn injury at a construction site. The nature of a construction site is that it is constantly changing, and it is important that the site is investigated, observed and photographed in the same condition that it was in when you were injured. Property owners may try to fix the dangerous condition or cover it up, or it may be eliminated on its own as part of the original construction plans. That’s why you need an attorney who will work quickly and efficiently to ensure that you have the strongest case possible so that you can fully recover for your injuries.
Representing clients who were burned in construction site accidents requires a team of aggressive investigators and lawyers all devoting their maximum effort to their clients. At The Levin Firm, our Pennsylvania and New Jersey personal injury attorneys work together with a team of investigators and support staff to investigate every claim so that we may aggressively and zealously represent our clients and obtain the best possible results.
When you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or New Jersey personal injury attorney to represent you, a family member or friend who has been burned in a construction site accident, contact The Levin Firm, who represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case.
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