Can I Claim Compensation For A Burn At Work?


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Burn injuries at work can be some of the most traumatic types of personal injuries. They can also result in significant medical bills and lost wages, largely due to the pain and agony they cause that can prevent a person from being able to work. But there is also a risk of infection that most treating physicians will require burn victims to stay out of work while the injury is healing. As a result, burn injuries can be some of the most devastating types of injuries and entitle victims to workers’ compensation benefits. However, the process can be complicated and many times an adjuster may give a burn victim a much harder time with a claim than someone with a more traditional injury like a broken leg. As a result, victims suffering a burn injury need to call a qualified and experienced workers’ comp lawyer for help.

At the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman, our compassionate and skilled team has been representing compensation for victims of personal injury accidents and workplace accidents for many years, ensuring that victims and families are properly compensated for their losses. If you have suffered any type of serious personal injury like a burn injury at work, call our experienced workers’ compensation to schedule a FREE consultation to learn about your rights.


How Do Burn Injuries Happen at Work?

Burn injuries can happen in many different ways. Although most people may believe that burn injuries occur to laborers or manufacturers, the truth is that they can occur to any type of worker—even desk workers.

Some of the most common causes of burn injuries at work include the following:

  • Fires
  • Electrocution – including just an outlet short-circuiting when plugging something in
  • Thermal burns from steam
  • Chemical exposure
  • Friction burns
  • Microwave accidents or cooking incidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Explosions
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Construction mishaps
  • Machinery accidents
  • Defective products
  • Electrical issues, and
  • Other types of serious personal injuries or accidents at work that could cause burns.


Do All Burns Qualify for Workers’ Comp Benefits?

Burns that are related to work or employment will generally qualify for workers’ comp benefits. If those burns are just treated once and a worker can return to work, he or she may be entitled to reimbursement of those medical bills.

But a worker who has a more severe burn that takes weeks, months, or even longer to heal, may be able to take more time off of work—including for skin graft surgeries, infection management, and other treatment.

Whether a burn injury is serious or minor, any expenses or lost days from work due to a burn injury may qualify a worker for workers’ compensation benefits. Injured workers should not try to make this determination themselves but should rather rely on an experienced workers’ comp lawyer for help like ours.


Suffered Burn Injuries at Work? We Can Help

Individuals who suffered serious burn injuries at work should call the Law Offices of Craig Altman. Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers can help injured workers cover up to two-thirds (2/3s) of wages, medical bills, and other damages after a workplace accident causing severe burns. We offer FREE consultations to learn more about your rights. If you are struggling to get workers’ compensation, our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman can help. Contact us today to speak to an attorney about your case.

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