When you are on the job, the last thing you want is to be exposed to fire or an explosion. Even if you know that you work with hazardous materials, the idea of them combusting is horrifying.
Unfortunately, you ended up in that situation when your co-worker made the mistake of lighting a cigarette near flammable fumes. Within seconds, the area you were in was on fire, and you quickly found yourselves in trouble.
As you fled, an explosion happened. You have severe burns and trauma as a result.
You deserve support after a traumatic injury
When you go through such a horrible situation, you deserve support. You may be focused on your health and wellness right now, which is your right. You need to take care of yourself and to start on the path to recovery. At the same time, you should be looking into making a workers’ compensation claim.
Many victims of tragedies like this do struggle to make a claim because they have other things to focus on. A good suggestion is to talk to your attorney and have them be your support. You can ask them to negotiate, file paperwork and take care of your workers’ compensation claim, so you can rest easy knowing that it’s being taken care of.
Your attorney knows what you’re going through and how such a serious work accident can impact your life. You’ve survived a fire, but you may have nerve damage, scarring, pain and emotional trauma. It’s okay to need help, and that’s what your attorney will provide. Our website has more on what you can do if you’ve been caught up in a workplace fire or explosion.