Chicago Chemical Burn Injury Lawyer
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Burns are a common workplace hazard, especially in construction, industrial facilities, manufacturing factories, auto repair, plants and refineries, and other work environments. While we commonly associate burns with fires (thermal burns) or even electrical accidents and electrocution (electrical burns), severe burn injuries can also result from exposure to corrosive substances or caustic materials.
Chemical burns do not require a source of heat to cause injury, and they can cause extensive damage to the skin, soft tissue, muscle, and overall function of any limb, joint, or body part. Chemical burns are most commonly associated with:
- Acidic substances
- Base oxidizers
- Cleansers and other solvents
- Reducing or alkylating agents
- Contact, inhalation, or ingestion of dangerous substances
While some chemical burns may be minor, others can cause severe and even fatal injuries. In many cases, victims who suffer from work-related chemical burns can find themselves facing a number of adverse consequences that impact their physical, financial, and emotional well-being. These can include:
- Pain, suffering, and limited ability to work and earn wages
- Medical expenses (including costs of surgery, ongoing medical care, and rehabilitation)
- Scars, disfigurement, impairment or disability, or amputation
- Lengthy recoveries and emotional or mental injuries
Morici, Longo & Associates is comprised of award-winning workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers backed by decades of collective experience. Since 1998, we have helped thousands of victims and workers harmed in all types of accidents, and have become one of Chicago’s most trusted injury firms.
Call (312) 779-0366 to speak personally with a member of our team about your case and rights.
Protecting the Rights of Injured Workers
Our Chicago lawyers at Morici, Longo & Associates have earned a reputation as skilled and experienced advocates for victims, construction workers, and other laborers who suffer injuries on the job or as the result of preventable accidents. Because we focus only on fighting for the injured, we can help victims of chemical burns pursue the most appropriate pathway toward recovering the financial benefits or compensation they need and deserve. This includes step-by-step guidance through either the workers’ compensation or personal injury process.
- Workers’ Compensation – Workers’ compensation is a type of no-fault insurance coverage that provides injured workers with various benefits (medical, wage replacement, rehabilitation, etc.) following injuries that occurred in the course of performing job-related duties, no matter who is at fault for causing them. If you suffered a chemical burn on the job, our team can help guide you through the challenging workers’ comp process, and ensure you take all the necessary steps to build a solid claim and secure the benefits you need as swiftly as possible. We can also help injured workers who have had their claims delayed or denied.
- Personal Injury / Third Party Claims – Some workplace injuries, or even injuries suffered by victims who weren’t on the job at the time, are caused by the negligence of another. For example, a construction worker may suffer chemical burns due to a defective product that failed to function as intended, or as the result of a negligent third party contractor who was also working on their construction site. In these situations, workers may have the option of seeking compensation through a third-party personal injury lawsuit handled in the civil justice system rather than through an employer’s workers compensation insurance. Personal injury cases allow victims to recover damages not available through workers’ comp, including their pain and suffering, provided that they can effectively prove all legal elements of fault, negligence, and liability.
Learn More About Your Rights During a FREE Case Evaluation
Whether you suffered a chemical burn in a construction accident, working in another industry, or as the result of a defective product, our legal team at Morici, Longo & Associates is prepared to help you learn more about your legal rights and how we can help you pursue the financial recovery and resources you need. Over the years, our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in benefits and compensation for clients throughout Chicago and beyond, and we’re standing by to help you.
Call (312) 779-0366 or contact us online to discuss a potential chemical burn case.