Explosions in the Workplace: Many employees work with flammable materials on a daily basis with the understanding that what they are doing is safe and will not cause harm to themselves or others. However, when employers scrimp on safety, their negligence can spark serious injuries or even death. These employers should be held accountable for their carelessness and we will work to make that happen that on your behalf. Over the years the Law Firm of Gill and Chamas has handled many high profile explosion cases. One of these cases includes a $1.325 million settlement in a Middlesex County lawsuit. An electrician was replacing a component on a fire suppression system at a warehouse when he was suddenly engulfed in flames. The plaintiff suffered third-degree burns to 36 percent of his body, including his legs, arms, face, neck and back. According to the suit the electrician also suffered respiratory failure and kidney failure.
Paul Caliendo of Gill and Chamas represented the plaintiff who suffered the serve burns and other health issues he suffered as a result from the burns caused by the worksite accident.
Below is a few safety tips you should follow if you find yourself in an electrical fire:
- Stay low to avoid toxic smoke and fumes
- Determine if there is a safe method of exit or regress – if so, exit quickly
- Feel any doors for heat before opening
- If you cannot get out, try to block smoke and fumes
- Call 911, and cooperate with police and safety officials
- Work with a medical professional for proper diagnosis
- Retain a Burn Accident Lawyer in NJ
Get more tips from Ready.gov.
Explosion accidents often result in burns injuries. Our burn accident attorneys have handled hundreds of these cases and work diligently with our engineers and medical experts on getting you the recovery you deserve.
If you or someone you know has been in an explosion accident, fire or suffered burns due to someone else’s negligence contact the Law Firm of Gill and Chamas to get the representation you deserve (732) 324-7600.