Burn Injuries in a Coal Mining Accident
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A burn injury can be brought about by radiation, friction, heat, electricity or chemicals and for a miner, burn injuries can be the result of several causes. A methane gas or other mine explosion can directly burn a miner giving him first, second or third-degree injuries.
In a study of non-fatal injuries to coal miners by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, workers involved in cleaning or preparation plants or those working in crusher operations were the most likely to receive chemical-related burns. It was found that most of these burns were from exposure to acids and alkalis and that the eye was "the most common site of injury."
Burns injuries also include those caused by inhalation where smoke, heat or toxins affect the lungs, brain or other vital organs. Severe inhalation injuries frequently result in burn-related wrongful deaths.
The Firm Wants to Help You Recover
The Fitzsimmons Law Firm represents miners who have received burn injuries due to negligence or misconduct on the part of mining companies and those who produce defective equipment, which then leads to injury. For over three decades their attorneys have fought aggressively, in and out of courtrooms, to see that injury victims are properly compensated for the physical, financial and emotional harm that was done. If you are a miner who has received a burn injury on the job, contact a coal mining accident attorney to learn how you may be compensated for your pain and suffering.
Any of these types of burn injuries can have severe and lasting consequences and are some of the most painful injuries that can be suffered. Commonly, they can be expensive to treat and may require a change in how you lead your life along with extensive medical treatment. If failure to follow safety rules and regulations led to your burn injury, the firm wants to see that you are correctly compensated.