Fire and Explosion Accidents
Sadly, many Americans will find themselves the victim of a preventable fire or explosion accident. These types of accidents can cause extremely severe, painful, and disfiguring injuries that can have long-lasting effects physically, emotionally, and financially.
Many different situations can cause a fire or explosion including:
- defective products such as electrical appliances, barbecues, water heaters and gas stoves;
- frayed or defective electrical wiring in buildings;
- faulty construction or industrial equipment such as blow torches or welding tools;
- unsafe handling or storage of toxic and/or flammable chemicals; and
- violations of federal, state, and local electrical and safety codes and standards
Being involved in one of these accidents can cause debilitating burns and other injuries that require extensive medical care and rehabilitation.
There are four different types of burn injuries a person can endure, which are as follows:
- First-degree burns generally heal in a short amount of time with little to no scarring or permanent damage. First degree burns are typically seen with redness and swelling at the site of the burn.
- Second-degree burns are usually marked by blistering, redness and swelling. Sometimes infection and scarring may occur.
- Third-degree burns are more serious and include the burning off of the first layer of skin, brown or black markings, and scarring. Skin grafting and a course of antibiotics may be required in certain cases.
- Fourth-degree burns destroy layers of skin and may even reach down to muscle, bones, and organs. This type of burn requires intensive medical care and a long healing process and may also prove fatal.
No matter what type of burn you sustained in an accident involving a fire and/or an explosion in Massachusetts, you may be entitled to compensation. Personal injury attorney Peter Ventura can examine the details of your accident to determine whether or not your injuries could have been prevented and whether a legal claim can be filed on your behalf.
If your employer, a business, or other party acted negligently causing a fire or explosion, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim with the help of Worcester attorney Peter Ventura. You may only have a certain amount of time to pursue legal action so it is important to contact a legal professional as soon as possible after a fire or explosion accident occurs. Call Attorney Ventura today at 508-755-7535.