MN Personal Injury Attorneys Represent Victims Of Workplace Chemical Burns
Inver Grove Heights, MN based McEwen & Kestner is taking measures to raise awareness of the legal options available to workers who have suffered chemical burns in the workplace. Commonly known as The Trucking Lawyers for their extensive work with clients who have been in accidents involving large vehicles such as trucks and 18-wheelers, McEwen & Kestner are attorneys whose expertise is invaluable in a broad range of personal injury cases. As such, they now urge victims such circumstances, especially chemical burns, to reach out to them for a consultation regarding the legal avenues they have to pursue compensation.
According to the firm, “Dangerous chemicals can pose a high risk of sustaining severe burns. A chemical burn occurs when the skin becomes exposed to certain corrosive substances which include the oxidizing acids contained in cleansers, from hydrocarbon solvents, and alkalis like ammonia and sodium hydroxide. Chemical burns frequently cause serious pain and suffering and extensive tissue damage. How severe a chemical burn is will depend on several different factors, which include how long the skin was in contact with the chemical, the concentration of the dangerous agent contained in the solution, and the extent of the penetration of the harmful chemical.”
Many factors can lead to the sort of situation that exposes a person to chemical burns. For instance, victims may unwittingly use defective/dangerous products or tools (issued by their employer), find themselves in motor vehicle accidents (particularly if the chemical in question is being transported), and so on. There are even cases of chemical burns caused by medical malpractice. Whatever the case may be, victims are advised to seek an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as their health issues are stabilized. The firm is willing to see family members or other representatives on the victim’s behalf if the latter is unable to visit in person due to the extent of their injuries.
Notably, the firm cautions that chemical burn victims should prioritize their own health as soon as they are hurt. Burns caused by heat and fire are known to be dangerous, but burns caused by certain chemicals can pose significantly more threat to a person’s life if left untreated for any period of time, even if the damage seems superficial at first glance.
A burn victim’s first step must be to remove the chemical as quickly as possibly. This can often be accomplished by showering for half an hour under a high powered jet—the firm strongly advises against fully immersing the wounded area in water. This is due to the fact that a stream of water can help wash away any remaining chemicals quicker. Above all, victims must promptly see a medical specialist in order to get the treatment they need. McEwen & Kestner maintains that great customer service is key to many of their successful cases, and the safety and health of their clients always plays a large part in their plans. As such, they often receive high praise from their clients.
A glowing 5-Star review from a client named Amanda, featured on the attorney’s official website states, “I highly recommend McEwen & Kestner; not only was the settlement much more than I anticipated, it was a pleasure to work with Pete and his staff. He is professional, polite and straightforward. His knowledge and litigation skills, coupled with his business manner, helped make the process easy and understandable. His analysis was thoughtful and honest, and he explained complex concepts and procedures. I was very pleased with his expertise.”
Similarly, a 5-Star review left by Ken on the firm’s Google page reads, “Pete Kestner is one of the most talented trucking lawyers in the county. Pete has become an expert in the intricacies of the trucking industry, federal regulations, and complex insurance coverage. He has trained hundreds of attorneys to better represent their injured clients, speaking at trial lawyer programs in virtually every state. Pete is also a leader in the trucking litigation group at AAJ and is a key player in helping keep the public safe from dangerous trucking companies and drivers.” The firm holds an aggregate, perfect score of 5/5 Stars as well.
Those who wish to learn more or request a free consultation may reach out to Pete Kestner of McEwen & Kestner to get started. The firm is always on hand to help their clients navigate the legal hurdles of any personal injury case. More information can be found on their website, and interested parties may visit the following link to read further: Check Out McEwen & Kestner News Story.
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McEwen & Kestner, PLLC
McEwen & Kestner, Minneapolis Car Accident Lawyers
2900 Thomas Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55416