Deadlines to File Burn (fire or chemical) Claims
The deadline for most fire or chemical burn claims in Hawaii is two (2) years from the date of the injury. It should be noted, however, that there are exceptions to this rule – for example, claims against the City and County of Honolulu and the various other Counties must be filed with the appropriate agency within six (6) months of the date of the accident. You must file your claims in court prior to the expiration of such deadlines, or your claims may be lost—regardless of their merit. To be wise it is recommended that you immediately contact an personal injury attorney after a severe fire or chemical burn accident giving rise to injuries occurs. If you wish to do so now, please do not hesitate to :
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Burn (fire or chemical) Accidents
Burn injuries are some of the most disheartening and severe injuries resulting from accidents. Sometimes burns can cause death or very serious injuries. Sometimes disfigurement and residual medical risks are permanent. Thus, there are special considerations which must be taken into account whenever an accident occurs involving burns – whether from chemicals or from fire.
Types of burn (fire or chemical) accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Gas Fires and Explosions – propane, LP, natural gas, mixed gases
- Chemical and flammable substance fires and explosions
- Automobile, trucking and other motor vehicle accidents
- Fires ignited by defective products
- Airplane, helicopter and air freight accidents
- Accidents with defective or weak chemical containers – exploding oxygen tanks
- Fires ignited by frayed, damaged or ungrounded wiring
- Chemical spill accidents
- Fires initiated by sagging power lines or uninsulated transmission line contacts
- Safety violations when handling or using chemicals or flammable materials
- Fire alarm and smoke alarm failures
- Fabrics which do not comply with flame retardant requirements
If your burn accident occurred as a result of the negligence or fault of someone other than your employer, you may have a claim against the at-fault party. If you were seriously injured in a fire or chemical burn accident, you may wish to hire an attorney to assist you with your situation.
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