Even though just about every workplace in the U.S. has strict safety regulations in place, employees continue to suffer burn injuries on a regular basis. More than 5,000 people have to go to the hospital every year because they’ve been burned while on the job. This type of injury not only leads to excruciating pain, it can also make a victim unable to work for an extended period of time.
Workers’ compensation is designed to help provide a steady stream of income for employees who have been incapacitated due to a workplace injury. But there are times where people might be able to take legal action in order to obtain full compensation for their suffering. If you’ve suffered a burn injury on the job, an attorney with the McEwen Law Firm may be able to help.
Our firm has years of experience representing people injured in workplace accidents. We will do everything we can to make sure you have the money you need to take care of all of your expenses while you recover. Get in touch with us as soon as you can for a free consultation. You can call (800) 732-3070 or use our online contact form.
Burns are an everyday risk in just about every type of industry you can imagine. The three main types are chemical, electrical and thermal burns. Here’s a quick look at each.
All of these types of burns can result in the need for extensive, painful treatment that could, in some cases, last for years. The following is a look at the different categories of burns, as well as the potential impacts.
One of the main purposes of workers’ compensation is to protect employers from legal action. So, in most instances, you won’t be able to file a lawsuit against your employer.
There are exceptions, however. There are some cases where an employer commits gross negligence, maintaining a workplace that is so unsafe that a severe accident is almost certain to take place. Employers will sometimes intentionally injure a worker. The victim will very likely be able to sue in these instances. If the company fails to have workers’ comp insurance, the victim could file a lawsuit.
But there are possibly other parties that contributed to the accident that led to the injury, and the victim could take action against them. For example, a third party could have manufactured a defective piece of machinery that failed, or an at-fault driver could have caused an accident while you were driving on company time.
The earlier you act if you’ve been burned, the better off you will be – not only physically, but also financially.
The experts with McEwen Law Firm have a long track record of helping workers obtain full and fair compensation for their burn injuries. We may be able to do the same for you. If you would like a free review of your case, please contact us online or call (800) 732-3070.