January 21, 2014
One of the many dangers some workers in numerous industries face is the risk of burn injuries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an estimated 132 workers were killed as the result of injuries sustained in fires and explosions during 2012.
The St. Louis Workers Compensation Lawyers with Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers explains an employee at a warehouse in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, suffered serious burn injuries as a result of a chemical fire that broke out last week.
A story from KMOV 4 News states the incident occurred at approximately 8:00 p.m. last Monday evening at a U.S. Paint manufacturing plant located at the corner of 21st Street and Papin. Reports indicate leaking Acetone caught fire and spread to the worker’s body. Rescue crews were called to the scene and transported the victim to a local trauma center.
The incident has left many workers wondering what they should do in the event they are seriously injured in a fire or explosion. Cofman Townsley and their team of St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers believe getting an accident victim the medical care they need should be the top priority in the moments following an accident. Once their injuries have been cared for, evidence should be gathered and discussed with an attorney prior to filing claims for any potential compensation. Doing so will help ensure your rights are protected at all times.