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Workplace Burn Injury

WERE YOU BURNED AT YOUR WORKPLACE?

Aug 13, 2019 | Industrial Accident, Personal Injury, Workplace Accident

Burn injuries are twice as painful as other injuries. Not only do they hurt, but they also carry the curse of dis-figuration. Burn injuries don’t only cause pain and suffering to the victim but also to the entire family. They can be quite costly as severe burn victims end up needing skin grafting or other types of surgeries to remove scars and gashes. These personal injuries can sometimes limit movements and restrict a person from earning a living.

The risk of burn injuries is high in many industries including the industrial industry. According to calculated statistics, out of every five major accidents, one results in someone getting burns across his or her body.

COMPARISON TO OTHER INJURIES

People usually don’t take too much notice of burn injuries or think of them as minor compared to other injuries. This could not be further from the actual picture. A considerable number of burn injuries are fatal. They either don’t get the proper treatment, or the damage causes permanent changes in their metabolism or blood chemistry.

LOSING YOUR SKIN

Skin is the largest organ of the body. Among other tasks, skin protects your body from outside forces like viruses and bacteria. If the skin is badly damaged, it exposes your internal organs to all sorts of infections that can cause death.

SCARRED FOR LIFE

We cover most of our bodies with clothes, but there is still a lot of areas that is exposed. If the exposed area is burned then the scars can create all sorts of problems for a patient. Not only do they cause pain, they also cause mental stress. The patient could lose all interest in social interactions and become highly anti-social as a result of getting burned across the face.

TYPES OF BURNS

Everyone knows that fire can cause a burn. However, if an explosion occurs, then those near the explosion can get burned due to the resulting wave of intense heat. Fire and explosions are not the only reasons for people being burned. A workplace, whether it’s a construction site accident or some other place, has various other hazardous materials and items that can cause burns and scaring. Hazederous chemical accidents are notorious for causing burns. Following are some of the ways people can get burned in the workplaces:

CHEMICALS

Chemicals can serious burns and disfigure people. Chemicals are usually present at construction sites as well as other workplaces. When these acids come into contact with the skin, they react and burn that part of the skin it touches.

ELECTRIC

We have heard of people being shocked because of electricity but most people don’t know that burning can also occur.

FLASH BURN

A flash burn is what happens when an explosion occurs and causes the temperature around the body to increase rapidly. The body cannot handle such a rapid change and gets burned in the process.

THERMAL BURN

A thermal burn happens when the body comes into contact with some material that is hot enough to cause the skin to burn and split.

CRYOGENIC

These types of burns usually happen in laboratories or during some science experiments. Severe cold can damage the skin in the same way that heat can. A common cryogenic burn is the skin coming into direct contact with liquid nitrogen, which is around 346 degrees below zero Fahrenheit in liquid form.

CONTACT THE BEST INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT LAWYER IN HOUSTON

Burn injuries in industrial accidents are very common and they can be anything from first degree burns to third degree burns. In the city of Houston burn injury lawyers can help you with your case. Contact Walker Texas Lawyer now to get the right kind of help.

CONTACT HOUSTON’S PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER, WALKER TEXAS LAWYER FOR HELP

For more information, contact Houston’s accident law firm of Walker Texas Lawyer by calling (713) 552-1117.

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Houston, TX 77027

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