Burn, Toxic Exposure, and Food Poisoning Injuries
Burn victims face both physical and psychological injuries. Burn injuries are usually devastating due to the pain and disfigurement. Most burn injuries are caused by fires, but burn injuries may also be caused by electricity, heat, chemicals, radiation, or gases. Furthermore, although the burn may seem to only injure the skin of the victim, burn injuries can also damage the muscles, nerves, and bones.
Sometimes, burn accidents are not the fault of anyone in particular. But many times, burn accidents may occur due to intentional, reckless, or negligent acts of another person. In such cases, the burn victim will usually be able recover compensation for his or her injuries. Some common types of incidents leading to burn injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Electrical fires
- Product malfunction
- Structure fires
- Recreational fires
- Scalding water and steam accidents
- Sauna or steam room accidents
Injuries like broken bones, bruises, and burns are common in the workplace. However, toxic exposures are not so common. Furthermore, the symptoms of toxic exposure may take years to develop. Toxic exposure is known to be hazardous, life-threatening, and may lead to deadly diseases and complications, including cancer.
Victims of toxic exposure are usually exposed to dangerous substances, including the following:
- Contaminated groundwater
- Hazardous dusts
Food poisoning is a common occurrence in America. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 47.8 million illnesses caused by foodborne agents annually. 127,839 of those cases result in hospitalization and 3,037 of those cases end in death1.
Of the approximately 48 million foodborne illnesses, the CDC attributes many of those illnesses to the following pathogens:
- E. coli
- Clostridium perfringens
- Staphylococcus aureus
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys
Whether you suffer from a burn injury, toxic exposure injury, or food poisoning, if your injury was caused at the workplace or if it was due to the intentional, reckless, or negligent act of another, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Koohanim Law Firm has experienced civil litigation attorneys with practice in all areas of personal injury law.
Accidents involving burns, toxic exposures, or food poisoning usually involve extensive hospitalization and medical treatments. Koohanim Law Firm may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering, among other damages. Call our firm today for your case evaluation.