Burn & Electrical Injuries
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
A burn or electrical injury can have an immense impact on your life, causing among other things permanent scarring and the inability to return to work.
One civilian dies in a fire in the U.S.
ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN BURN ASSOCIATION
More at risk for burn injury than adults generally.
PEOPLE AGES 20-29 ARE
Those who work in an industrial setting, factory or on a construction site are particularly at risk for injury.
Men are more likely to suffer severe burns than women.
BURN UNITS SEE
COMMON CAUSES OF BURN INJURIES:
Defective products or parts
What are some common types of burn injuries?
Thermal Burns: Thermal burns occur when hot objects or liquids come into direct contact with the skin. This is the most common type of burn.
Chemical Burns: Chemical burns are caused by strongly acidic or basic chemicals. Chemicals will continue to burn until they are completely removed.
Electrical Burns: Electrical burns result from contact with currents and can vary in severity based on the amount of current and length of exposure.
Those who work in industrial settings are also at risk for electrical injuries.
Electrical injuries typically occur when a worker makes contact with an unsecured electrical current.
The US construction sector accounts for over 50% of fatal industrial electrocutions.
Per million workers in construction
THE ELECTROCUTION RATE IS
When an employer fails to prioritize safety, injuries can be caused by:
NEGLIGENCE AND ELECTRICAL INJURIES
Inadequate training and safety procedures
Failure to follow OSHA requirements
Not providing Personal Protective Equipment
Not implementing Lockout/Tagout procedures
At The de la Garza Law Group, we have extensive experience handling all types of Texas personal injury cases, including those involving burn and electrical injuries.
Our primary goal is to get your life back on track after a life-changing accident.