Newport News Injury Lawyer Report : Worker is Burned at Auto Repair Center in Newport News
A 49-year-old man has been injured in a fire in an auto repair shop in Newport News, VA, again highlighting the potential dangers when things go wrong on industrial premises.
The Daily Press reported the flash fire on October 15 at the T&B Auto Repair Center on Jefferson Avenue left a 49-year-old suffering from burns.
The injuries suffered by this 49-year-old man were serious enough for him to be transported by Nightingale Ambulance to the burn unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. As an experienced Newport News injury attorney, my thoughts are with the man and his family.
Details of the incident were sketchy, but it appears an ignition source ignited fuel, causing a flash fire.
When a worker is injured it raises questions about premises liability. Was there a safe environment at this repair center or did lapses take place? In some cases an injured person can file a premises liability lawsuit.
Industrial accidents are often serious given the nature of materials on hand, or the presence of heavy machinery.
Recently a man was killed in an accident involving a crane at a paper mill site in the Isle of Wight, VA.
The owners of a business have a duty to keep their premises safe. See this advice from our Newport News premises liability lawyers.
The Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton, VA personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as wrongful death, railroad injury cases and medical malpractice. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. Our motto is: “Your Injury. Our fight.” If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 455 -0077 or contact us through this website.