Construction workers have important and often hazardous jobs. Without cement workers, we wouldn’t have sidewalks and foundations. Without heavy machinery workers, we wouldn’t have high rises. Without electricians, we wouldn’t have comfortable homes and offices. Yet these construction workers perform these jobs at great personal risk of burns from chemicals, from steam, from electricity, and from hot equipment, and they deserve to be compensated for their injuries when they are hurt at work.
3 Types of Kansas City Construction Worker Burns
Kansas City construction workers should be aware of the following risks:
- Chemical burns. Acids, solvents, and other chemicals used in cement and other construction materials can result in significant burns to the skin or eyes.
- Steam or heat burns. Hot machinery and pipes, for example, can release steam or get to scalding temperatures that result in burn injuries.
- Electrical burns. With overhead wires, and wires being installed, electrical burns can happen suddenly and result in catastrophic injuries.
Treatment for burns can be painful and long, depending on the severity of the injury. It is always advisable to get a prompt medical evaluation so that treatment can begin as soon as possible.
Contact a Kansas City Construction Accident Attorney if You’ve Been Burned
A burn may require an extensive hospital stay, surgeries and rehabilitation. Your physical pain can be immense and your lost time from work can be significant. An experienced Kansas City construction accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost income and pain and suffering.
Please contact our experienced Kansas City construction injury lawyers today at (816) 471- 5111 or (888) 348-2616 for more information about your rights and potential recovery. We also invite you to read our FREE book, How to Avoid Becoming a Work Injury Horror Story, to learn more about protecting your future.