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SANTA BARBARA: Jade Galt Injured In Mastercraft Motors Accident That Burned 36 Percent Of His Upper Body


May 17, 2019

Jade Galt Santa Barbara: Auto Repair Worker Jade Galt Badly Injured and Burned In Accident At Mastercraft Motors –> Support The Victim Through Go Fund Me 

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA (May 17, 2019) – An auto repair worker identified as Jade Galt was seriously injured at Mastercraft Motors on Olive Street following an accident that left 36% of his upper body burned. 

According to Santa Barbara police Jade Galt was working after hours at Mastercraft Motors when the accident took place. A good Samaritan heard what happened, left his house and came to the aid of the victim. 

He sprayed him with water and then pulled off the burning clothing from his body. Jade Galt  was rushed to the hospital and is currently at the Burn ICU at Grossman Burn Center in West Hills. 

You can help the victim with his medical bills through the Go Fund Me page set up for them. 

Liability In Workplace Accidents

Companies are expected to take measures to help keep victims safe while they are performing their jobs. This includes making sure that workers receive adequate training and are aware of potential job hazards. When a worker gets injured while working the course of their job duties they will typically be entitled to worker’s compensation. According to the California Department of Industrial Relations Workers Compensation Guidebook, “If you get hurt on the job, your employer is required by law to pay for workers’ compensation benefits.” 

The worker’s compensation system can help a worker recover money for medical bills and lost wages. The life-time costs associated with treating even moderate burn injuries can be well over $200,000. This can be a crushing burden for both individuals as well as families. In addition to worker’s compensation, an injured worker may be able to recover damages through a  third party liability claim. 

A third party liability claim may be possible if an entity separate from a worker is responsible for an accident. For example, if a piece of machinery malfunctioned the manufacturer of that device may bear liability for the accident. A burn injury attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they only get paid if they are able to successfully resolve your case. 

Investigating A Work Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Jade Galt as he continues to recover. We strongly encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me page set up for his medical expenses. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to help prevent similar accidents in the future.

If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a workplace accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about your rights. We are committed to making sure that accidents victims get the support that they need to fully recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about a particular event we are here for you. You are always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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