A Dunellen man who suffered leg burns in a power station accident accepted $1.533 million to settle his Middlesex County suit. The plaintiff, now 39, was a control room operator at a Linden power station run by his employer. The plaintiff claimed a bypass valve that was shut down earlier was not reopened once the steam generator was restarted, which caused flooding in the sump area and set off an alarm. When he went to reopen the valve, he put on rubber boots to wade through the 200- degree water but fell into a sump pit, scolding his legs. The force of the water had dislodged the metal plate covering the pit, but water and steam obscured the problem, says his burn injury lawyer, Peter Chamas of Gill and Chamas in Woodbridge, NJ. The plaintiff had debridement for third-degree burns on his legs and skin grafts from his thighs and lower back.
Third–degree burns, which are full thickness burns, go through the dermis or the lowest layer of skin and affect deeper tissues. They result in white or blackened, charred skin that may be numb.
Burn injuries can be very serious and devastating. The attorneys at Gill & Chamas have years of experience handling burn and explosion accidents. Please visit our page dedicated to burn and explosion accidents to learn more. Landlords and employers are required to provide a certain level of safety for their tenants or employees. The burn lawyers at Gill & Chamas will ensure that your rights are protected. Your burn lawsuit is important to our firm.