Denver Chemical Burns Attorney
Chemical burns make up approximately 7% of the 486,000 burn injuries treated in hospitals and emergency rooms annually. Denver hospitals are experts at handling all kinds of burns, including chemical burns, and we have access to world-class burn treatment facilities nearby. While any burn is painful, chemical burns can be agonizing and it can more difficult to stop the pain. The attorneys of Jordan, Herington & Rowley are chemical burn attorneys who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Some of the people most likely to suffer chemical burns work in construction. Severe chemical burns can happen to workers because of the many caustic chemicals used on construction sites. These burns may cause scarring and injury that take months or even years to heal. Construction workers are covered under the workers’ compensation system, and it is not necessary to prove negligence on the part of your employer to receive compensation. However, for cases in which the employer was egregiously negligent, you may be able to receive compensation for pain and suffering in addition to medical expenses and lost wages.
Cleaning Industry Workers
Many cleaning chemicals can quickly cause chemical burns if they come into contact with skin. It is tragically common for cleaning chemicals to splash, causing painful burns to the face or eyes. Even with great care, accidents can happen. You have a right to expect that your workplace will be reasonably safe from risks such as chemical burns. You are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, as well as lost wages from missed time at work, if cleaning chemicals at work have caused your injury.
Household Chemical Burn Injuries
New products come on the market every day. You expect the items you purchase at the store to be reasonably safe for ordinary use. However, in some cases, the product may not have been thoroughly tested, or the risk of injury may have been overlooked in an effort to get the product to market. Even if you think you are partly responsible for the chemical burn, Colorado law makes it possible for you to collect compensation if the other party’s negligence was the greater cause of your injuries.
Injuries from Chemical Burns
The injuries suffered due to chemical burns depend on various factors, including the length of exposure to the chemical and whether the chemical was ingested, inhaled, or came into contact with the skin.
- Dead or blackened skin
- Pain in the burned area
- Loss of vision if the chemical came into contact with the eyes
- A wide range of symptoms if the chemical was ingested
Chemical burns can range in severity, but even relatively minor burns are often extremely painful. More serious chemical burns may require long-term medical treatment and recovery.
If you’ve been injured in a chemical burn, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and possibly even for pain and suffering resulting from the injury. The personal injury attorneys in Denver at Jordan, Herington & Rowley are experts in handling chemical burn cases and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.