Martin & Jones has helped dozens of people who have suffered burn injuries. Our attorneys have recovered more than $10 million for clients ranging from $5,000 to $3 million per recovery.
Our firm has represented workers injured in the 2009 ConAgra explosion, including the wife of a worker who died trying to save others. Our firm has represented children burned due to faulty exploding gas cans and smokers injured by exploding e-cigarettes. We have also handled claims on behalf of the family members of tanker truck drivers who burned to death from explosions when the fuel tanker ignited during a collision.
Martin & Jones has ongoing investigations on behalf of workers severely burned from dust explosions and workers who have suffered the loss of arms or legs from electrocution burns.
Burn injuries can have a variety of causes, and investigations of these incidents can be very complex, involving the use of mechanical and electrical engineers, coordination with state and federal agencies like O.S.H.A, and a detailed understanding of safe practices and procedures designed to protect industrial workers from injury and even death. These incidents can be caused by something as simple as faulty wiring and electronic equipment or something more complex such as improper ventilation procedures in a manufacturing facility. Burns can result from chemical spills or explosions, electrocution or electrical shock, vehicle explosions, propane gas explosions and construction or factory site explosions.
Burn injuries can be painful, disfiguring and disabling, as well as costly to treat. Given the difficulty many burn victims encounter in their recovery from burns, especially the need to keep the victim isolated to prevent secondary infection, it is often a victim’s family member who helps negotiate the legal processes involved in obtaining funds necessary for treatment. An attorney who understands how complicated and critical these negotiations can be is vital to allowing a burn victim and their family to focus on healing and caring for their loved one.
Consultations with Martin & Jones are always free and confidential, and there is no obligation. Call attorneys Steven Corriveau or Hunt Willis to find out about your rights and how an attorney can help. You may have a worker’s compensation claim, a personal injury claim or a product liability claim.
There are two nationally recognized burn centers in North Carolina. The North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center is located in Chapel Hill, and the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Burn Center is located in Winston-Salem.
More resources for burn injuries victims and family members are listed below.