Burns and Inhalation

North Dakota Workplace Injury Lawyers Handling Burns and Inhalation Injury Cases

Highly skilled representation for people injured by fire, ash, and smoke

Fires are among the most common types of accidents that occur in the workplace, particularly in industrial or construction settings. When these life-threatening incidents occur, workers are placed at great risk for burn injuries, as well as complications arising from smoke and heat inhalation.

At Larson Law Firm P.C., we leverage more than 35 years of legal experience to help clients who have been injured on the job. We provide you with information and representation you need to feel confident in the decisions you make about your case. Whether you were severely burned in a workplace fire or suffered inhalation injuries while escaping the fire, our skilled North Dakota workplace injury attorneys help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

What is smoke, ash, and heat inhalation?

When fires occur, they produce large amounts of heat and smoke. These elements have far more reach than the fire itself, potentially affecting victims who are not even in the immediate area of the fire. The extreme heat of the fire can lead to painful internal burns, while smoke contains extremely harmful gasses, like carbon monoxide and cyanide. Our knowledgeable burn injury lawyers understand that, when inhaled into the human body, these dangerous substances can cause extensive damage, including:

  • Burns to the nose and mouth
  • Painful blistering within the throat
  • Extreme hoarseness
  • Lesions within the respiratory airways
  • Obstructed airways

Treatment for these injuries can be extensive and costly. Our legal team understands the financial burdens you and your family will face, so we analyze all aspects of the accident to ensure that all responsible parties are identified for accountability.

Trusted guidance when a third party is responsible for your workplace burn injuries

Workers’ compensation covers employees’ medical bills and lost wages that are a result of your work injury. However, contractors and site visitors are not covered by workers’ compensation, and in some cases a third party other than your employer may bear responsibility for the injuries you endured. Our team has seen third-party accidents stemming from:

  • A defective fire extinguisher
  • Buildings not being up to code regulations
  • Lack of adequate supervision
  • Poor training of employees
  • Defective machinery or equipment

Each of these circumstances may provide grounds for a personal injury claim. With a personal injury claim, you can pursue medical expenses and lost income, as well as damages for your pain and suffering.

When you have questions about your ability to recover damages, you need to seek advice from an experienced lawyer who handles cases in this area. Our attorneys work to secure the full and fair compensation you need after an injury at work. We routinely handle personal injury claims for contractors, site visitors, employees, and passers-by, and we will fight for your future.

Schedule a free consultation with our knowledgeable lawyers today

When you secure the legal services of the Larson Law Firm P.C., you put more than three decades of experience to work on your case. From our office in Minot, we represent clients from Ward, Williams, McKenzie, Pierce, and Mountrail Counties. If you have been injured at work, complete our contact form or call us at 701-484-HURT for a free initial consultation.

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