Williams Hart & Boundas Wins Big Settlement in Burn Injury Lawsuit

Aug 3, 2022 | Burn Injuries, Personal Injury, Work Accidents

Big Settlement in Burn Injury Lawsuit
The skilled personal injury attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas LLP have been fighting for the people of Texas for 40 years. So, when a man came to our law office in Houston and asked us to help him get back on a solid financial footing after an accident on a job site, we immediately sprung into action. We secured a substantial settlement in a burn injury lawsuit for our client. 

Our Client’s Story 

Our client was an electrician who was performing an inspection on the third level of a building. He expected to carry out his work, climb back down, and return safely to his family. However, he did not expect to get into a life-changing accident.

Unfortunately, that is precisely what happened. While he was carrying out his inspection, an explosion occurred and launched him through the air. The sparks from the explosion also started a sizable fire. He has vivid memories of the fire engulfing him as he screamed at the top of his lungs. Once he escaped the flames, he was immediately transported to a nearby emergency room. Unfortunately, he passed out while providing the hospital with basic information about his identity and medical history.

He didn’t wake up for 20 days.

When he eventually regained consciousness, his doctors informed him that he had been badly burned. His injuries caused him a great deal of pain and substantially impacted his fine motor skills. He required extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.

Unfortunately, these treatments do not come cheap. It is not uncommon for burn victims to rack up tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses in the months and years following their accidents. Unfortunately, our injured electrician’s insurance was never going to cover all that.

Our client was also acutely aware that his injuries would make it impossible for him to work. This caused him to worry about how he would pay his family’s monthly bills.

He knew he needed financial compensation to help him get back on a solid financial footing. That is why he reached out to the experienced lawyers at Williams Hart & Boundas.

How Williams Hart & Boundas Helped Our Client

As soon as our legal team heard our injured electrician’s story, we knew we had to help him fight for the compensation he deserved. So, that’s exactly what we did.

As part of our efforts to help him battle for justice, our attorneys:

  • Investigated the cause of the explosion
  • Gathered photos and videos of the accident scene
  • Interviewed people who witnessed the accident
  • Completed and filed the necessary claims paperwork
  • Reviewed our client’s medical records
  • Spoke to our client’s doctors and nurses
  • Estimated the extent of our client’s damages, and
  • Negotiated a fair settlement on our client’s behalf

As a result of our tireless efforts, our client was able to secure the compensation he needed to support his family and pay for his medical expenses.

Our Client’s Experience with Williams Hart & Boundas

Speaking about his experience working with the Williams Hart & Boundas team, our client said:

“When John Eddie and his group took on our case, they treated us like family. They let us know the chances of success or failure. We couldn’t have asked for a better group of guys to represent us in our case.”

He had the following advice for other injured Texans:

“If you’re in a situation like we were in, and you’re looking for an attorney who cares and can help you secure your financial future, then John Eddie and his group would be an excellent choice.”

Other Injured Tradespeople

What happened to our client was undoubtedly traumatizing and life-altering. Unfortunately, however, it was by no means uncommon. Thousands of electricians, plumbers, roofers, landscapers, construction workers, and other tradespeople sustain injuries and lose their lives in workplace accidents yearly.

The most common causes of accidents involving tradespeople include:

Auto Accidents

Tradespeople regularly need to travel to and from work sites in a car or truck. As a result, some workers spend upwards of five hours per day on the road.

Unfortunately, their journeys do not always run smoothly. It is not unusual for tradespeople to get into accidents on the road. The negligence of another motorist often causes those crashes.

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Job sites are often littered with holes, slippery surfaces, and other hazards. These hazards can cause tradespeople to slip, trip, and fall. 

Slip, trip, and fall accidents can result in severe injuries, including broken bones and spinal cord damage

Fires and Explosions

Tradespeople in Texas suffer severe injuries in fires and explosions with a frightening degree of regularity.

In most instances, these fires and explosions are caused by faulty electrical equipment. However, they may also be caused by the presence of flammable or combustible materials on the job site.

Acts of Violence

It is, unfortunately, not uncommon for tradespeople to be attacked on the job.

In some cases, these assaults are carried out by clients. In others, they are perpetrated by the tradesperson’s coworker. 

Almost all of these workplace acts of violence directly result from a dispute or disagreement on the job site.

Falling Objects

When an object falls from an elevated surface and lands on a tradesperson, it can cause severe injuries. In some cases, it can even lead to their death.

Tradespeople can protect themselves from falling object accidents by putting on a hard hat every time they step onto a job site.

In Texas, injured tradespeople typically have the right to file a workers’ comp claim or a personal injury lawsuit to recover the compensation they need to support their families. The Williams Hart & Boundas team can assist them with both.

Your Skilled Burn Injury Lawyers in Houston

Did you recently sustain a burn injury in a workplace accident in Texas? If so, please do not hesitate to reach out to the experienced personal injury attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas. We have been standing up for injured tradespeople for years, and we would love to use our in-depth knowledge of the law to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

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