Chemical Fire Engulfs Five Students At Virginia School

An investigation into a chemical fire in a Virginia high school classroom is ongoing after five students and a teacher injured in the incident were transported to a local hospital with injuries varying in severity. Officials are investigating as to whether a teacher-led lab experiment involving chemicals and an open flame caused an explosion. Burn injury lawyers have learned that the teacher performing the experiment was also injured as a result of the incident.

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Witnesses Describe A Harrowing Scene At The School

All six victims of a chemical fire at a Fairfax, Virginia, high school are expected to survive according to Fox News, although the full extent of some of their injuries is not yet known. Witnesses to the accident describe a harrowing scene following the chemistry classroom demonstration, including seeing some of the victims’ bodies completely engulfed in flames.

Before the explosion, a teacher was showing the students how the fire’s color could be changed by adding different elements to it. A chemical reaction sent flames in the air, injuring five nearby students who weren’t wearing protective clothing or eyewear. The teacher also suffered injuries as a result of the October 2015 accident, although whether she had fire-resistant clothing or eye protection on at the time of the incident is unknown. Two of the student victims remain hospitalized and are said to be in fair condition, while the three students who suffered minor injuries have since been released, the website reported.

Injured Parties May Be Entitled to Compensation

If a victim suffers a burn caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another party, he or she may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of income or ability to work
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury

If a victim dies as a result of a burn injury caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:

  • Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
  • Loss of relationship or a loved one’s financial support
  • Funeral expenses
  • Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death

People who have been injured in a burn accident are advised to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney to help them protect their legal rights.

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