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Heat Injuries Occur Even With Safety Precautions In Place

Manufacturing and construction workers throughout North Carolina know that explosions and fires can happen virtually at any time. Despite safety precautions, a small fire or the wrong mix of chemicals can lead to serious heat injuries.

At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., in Cary, North Carolina, we understand that heat injuries don’t just happen. Often, efficiency measures can cause employers to cut corners, putting construction and manufacturing workers at great risk of serious injuries. In other scenarios, a contractor’s lapse of judgment or a manufacturer’s negligent actions may have led to the explosion.

We Have Handled Work-Related Heat Injury Claims Since 1994

If you or your loved one was injured in an explosion at a manufacturing facility or construction site, entrust our law firm to help you obtain the benefits you are entitled to receive. Our law firm’s work injury attorneys have decades of experience handling workers’ compensation claims. We will apply our years of experience and legal skills to help you navigate through North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system.

In North Carolina, employers are required to provide employees with workers’ compensation insurance. This is a no-fault system designed to cover employees’ work-related injuries, regardless of who caused the accident. In return, injured employees cannot sue their employer for additional compensation. This sounds like a straightforward system, yet insurance companies are known to deny and delay legitimate workers’ compensation claims.

Our law firm is committed to helping you secure the benefits you are entitled to for any lost wages and medical care. We will work with your doctor to understand the extent of medical treatment, including rehabilitative care, you will need. Part of our focus is to help you cover any lost wages or reduced earning capacity, if your heat injuries have resulted in a lasting or partial disability. We also have experience securing lifetime workers’ compensation benefits for injured workers with permanent disabilities from the work-related accident. Every case is fact specific. We will use expert testimony to help you obtain the benefits you are entitled to.

We Pursue Third-Party Heat Injury Claims In North Carolina

Our law firm understands the complex interplay between personal injury and workers’ compensation claims. If a third party’s negligent actions caused the explosion, we can help you recover compensation above and beyond workers’ compensation benefits through pursuing a third-party personal injury claim.

The attorneys at our law firm have access to accident scene reconstructionists, engineers, safety experts and other industry experts available to help us understand if a contractor, subcontractor, manufacturer or another third party can be held responsible for causing the work-related heat injuries. We are fully prepared to prove fault and secure maximum compensation covering any medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Contact Us For Your Free Consultation

Heat injuries can have long-term implications, including skin graft surgery and other rehabilitative care. The right workers’ compensation attorney will help you secure the benefits you are entitled to based on the extent of your heat injuries. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Raleigh burn injury lawyer.

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