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Union Employee Burn Injury Dangers & Compensation


Unions protect union bosses and the Democrat party. But they also have a duty to union employees when they get injured at work. So what happens if a union dues paying member gets badly burned at work while on the clock? Or what if he or she inhales toxins at work? YIKES!


Communist Symbol of Unions
Union Worker's Symbol.

This article covers union worker burns and toxic smoke inhalation. It also discusses how to get compensation beyond union benefits.

If a worker suffers burn injuries or sucks in toxic smoke, the union offers some help. But this is often not enough to protect the employee. Typically the injured worker will need more than Worker’s Compensation. They risk losing their livelihoods. And no union benefits can make up for the loss of a future.


Some union jobs remain in the Golden State. And this due to the ports and shipping hubs. Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles are teaming with union labor.

All of these facilities require:

  • Welders
  • Machinery operators.

If a union worker suffers burn injuries, the union offers some help. But this is not enough to protect the employee.

The Unions for trades and industries include:

  • Iron Workers
  • Steel Workers
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Building & Construction Workers
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers & Steamfitters
  • Roofers
  • Painters, Bricklayers, Masons, and Allied Crafts Workers
  • Laborers
  • Engineers
  • Automotive Workers
  • Utility Workers
  • Mine Workers
  • Longshoremen, Boatmen & Maritime Workers
  • Boilermakers & Shipbuilders
  • Transport Workers
  • Elevator Constructors
  • Food and Commercial Workers
  • Firefighters

What About Risky Trades and Unsafe Work Sites?

These jobs can all be risky trades. A main cause of accidents is employers failing to keep a safe workplace. If defective equipment exists, carelessness is likely the reason.
 
And that means the place is unsafe. As a result, workers can inhale toxic welding rod smoke. They can also get shocked and burned. Gas explosions are common at the docks. People get hurt.

What About Other Potential Defendants and Money?

All in all, smoke inhalation and burns are tragic. These men and women deserve better. Now they are at risk for cancers and breathing problems. They may also be disfigured and in pain for life.
 
Also, they may lose their jobs. So now they are out future income. And union benefits won't be enough. But an attorney can look at other sources of payment for the smoke or fire burns.
  • What Would Be An Example of a Third Party Defendant - The Exploding Gas Tank?
The idea is to pin down other defendants who could have played a role in your burn injury. That way the lawyer can find other defendants with money to pay the injured worker. For example, if a welding tank exploded, a products liability case may lie again the manufacturer.
 
Because the tank blew, it might be defective. In that case, there would be a suit against the people who built and distributed the tank. Because they made a faulty tank, it blew up.
 
That means they have a legal debt to you. Getting this so far? So even though you are a union member, you have more rights. If you or a loved one got harmed on duty, discuss your case with a negligence lawyer.

Do Independent Lawyers Do More than Union Advocates?

The burn injury lawyers at Ehline Law Firm have the experience. And these experts have the resources to protect the injured victim’s rights. We can do more than a union advocate.
 
We leave no stone unturned when it comes to getting you paid. Most of all, these are rights to obtain compensation. It is important to learn your rights as soon as possible. Evidence can be lost, and witnesses’ memories can fade.
 
And the law limits the amount of time to file a legal claim. Also, it restricts what a family can get in a wrongful death.

In Conclusion

We just learned about risky trades for burns and smoke inhalation. Also discussed, was how a victim could get more than basic union benefits when seriously hurt.
 
No matter what, if you are injured in a union speak to an attorney. The burn injury lawyers at ELFPI can hold the negligent party responsible. And we can help the family that has lost loved ones. We can be reached toll-free at (213) 596-9642.
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