Cement Burns Lawyer New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia
It is well known by construction workers who handle it that concrete mixed with water burns the skin while wet. Hundreds of thousands of construction workers throughout the United States handle millions of tons of wet cement annually; of these, many sustain burn injuries on the job. When New Jersey and Philadelphia construction workers are burned in an accident, a lawyer from The Locks Law Firm can handle their cases with the consummate professionalism necessary to achieve outstanding results. A cement burn can be an extremely serious construction accident; an experienced lawyer will know the best way to obtain full compensation.
Why Does Cement Burn?
Cement burns are chemical burns, rather than heat-related injuries. When cement is mixed with water, an extremely caustic alkaline compound known as calcium hydroxide is formed. When it comes in contact with skin, this compound produces burns that gradually grow worse over time, even without continued exposure. The abrasive and moisture-absorbing qualities of cement aggravate an already serious construction accident injury.
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Cement Burn Symptoms
The effects of such chemical burns are not immediately obvious, making it easy for construction workers to underestimate the dangers of wet cement. By the time injuries are apparent and a lawyer from Locks law is called, serious damage has usually already occurred.
Symptoms of cement burns include darkening skin that gradually turns a deep purple or blue. Inflammation, severe blisters, and allergic dermatitis are also possible. In the worst cases, a seemingly minor construction accident may require amputation.
Your New Jersey and Philadelphia-area construction accident lawyer from Locks Law will be well versed in all the symptoms, effects, and litigation-worthy scenarios causing cement burns and other injuries. No one except a qualified construction accident lawyer will be able to handle your case effectively – rely on The Locks Law Firm for the exceptional representation you need.
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Contact a Construction Accident Lawyer
If you have been burned in a New Jersey or Philadelphia-area cement-related construction accident, contact a lawyer at The Locks Law Firm immediately to discuss your options for treatment, recovery, and litigation.
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