One of the more common types of injuries aboard commercial vessels and oil platforms are burn injuries. This particular injury is extremely difficult to heal from and can leave an injured worker out of a job for a very long time. Accidents that occur at these locations are often subject to maritime law and the Jones Act, which may allow the seaman who sustained a burn injury to recover financial compensation from his or her employer.
Various Causes of Burn Injuries to Offshore Workers
Fires and explosions
Contact with hot machinery, fluids
Negligent maintenance of engines, compressors
Careless storage and disposal of flammable substances
Inadequate or defective fire suppression equipment
Failure to enforce smoking ban
Long-Term Medical Problems
In many burn cases, victims can develop an onslaught of complications, to include infection and possible death. Victims are also at high risk of developing cerebral hypoxia, a condition caused by a large-scale death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen, as fire consumes oxygen quickly.
Recovery from a burn injury is painful and slow. Victims are left with physical and emotional scars. Burn victims require a number of surgeries to try and correct the various problems that a burn can create. Physical therapy and rehabilitation are almost always necessary following a severe burn.
How The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
The team of offshore injury attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm are prepared to intervene and advocate on your behalf to recover maximum damages for the pain you have suffered on the job.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed as a result of their work offshore, you may be entitled to the compensation you so rightly deserve. Contact the Carlson Law Firm today for a free, no obligation, consultation. If you are looking for prompt, personal and proven representation for your offshore injury, Jones Act claim or any other Maritime Law claim, The Carlson Law Firm is here to help. Our team of attorneys, specialists, and research associated has the experience and resources to guide you through your legal journey and help you secure the best results possible.