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Workplace Chemical Burns

Workplace Chemical Burn Attorneys in Connecticut


Your Rights After a Chemical Burn at Work

Many Americans who work in construction, manufacturing, or other specialized trades frequently find themselves surrounded by dangerous chemicals on a daily basis. In these trades, burn prevention is an important part of workplace safety. While protective equipment and safety procedures can help prevent or mitigate burn, negligent employers or coworkers can contribute to an injury.

About Chemical Burns

Exposure to strong acids and bases can cause considerable burns in a very short time. While minor burns can be treated with a cool, wet compress and loose bandages, severe burns can char the skin and damage muscles. The worst burns can disfigure — or even kill — a victim.

What Is a Chemical Burn?

A chemical burn occurs when tissue is exposed to a corrosive substance such as a strong acid, alkali, or reactive metal.

Some of the most common chemicals that cause burn injuries include:

  • Nitric Acid
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Calcium Hypochlorite
  • Ammonia
  • Caustic Chemicals

Your Rights After a Chemical Burn

If you have sustained a chemical burn in the workplace, the first thing you need to do is report your injury and file a workers’ compensation claim.

As an injured employee, you also have the right to:

  • File a workers’ compensation claim against your employer
  • File a claim against a negligent third party
  • Pursue medical treatment
  • Request to see another doctor if your employer requires you to see a specific doctor
  • Perform lighter duties at work if your doctor requires it
  • Seek legal representation

If you have suffered severe burn injuries in an accident, trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help. Contact our team today at (203) 806-9256 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

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