Burn Injuries And Workers’ Comp Claims
Sustaining a burn at work can have a range of consequences. In the event significant injury occurs, you may require extensive medical treatment. Receiving workers’ compensation is crucial to this end, without which you may not be able to access the care you need.
With more than 75 years of combined experience, our team of attorneys at Rosado, Apat & Dudley, LLP, knows the stakes can be high for those suffering from burn injuries incurred in the workplace. Our record of success allows us to advocate on behalf of injured workers throughout New York City, particularly when it comes to obtaining settlements and verdicts for our clients. Get in touch with us online to arrange a free initial consultation, or call 800-708-8917.
Common Causes Of Work-Related Burns
Causes of burns can vary from job to job. However, no matter the underlying cause, the results of the following workplace burn injuries can be severe:
- Chemical burns: If you are exposed to hazardous substances, you may experience pain and redness at the burn site. The concentration of the chemical and duration of exposure both play a role in the severity of a burn.
- Thermal/heat burns: Thermal or heat burns are common in many professions, particularly if you work in the food service industry. Burns can be caused by direct contact with a heated object (such as a cooking implement) or flames. Electricity can also be a source of thermal burns.
- Burns caused by explosions: On a yearly basis, explosions and other types of fires cause 5,000 burn-related injuries, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
As a burn injury victim, you may require ongoing physical therapy in order to regain mobility. Our attorneys are personally committed to assisting you in gathering the medical documentation you need for your claim and will aggressively protect your interests.
We Can Answer Your Questions
Our lawyers are poised and ready to answer your most urgent legal questions. Make use of our online contact form or call 800-708-8917 to schedule a free initial consultation. We can also arrange an at-home consultation if you are unable to make it to our Bronx, Queens or Nassau County (Freeport) locations.