Burn Injuries in the Workplace
Orange County Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Burn injuries are some of the most catastrophic and excruciatingly painful types of injuries a person can experience. Whether they are caused by an open flame, high-voltage electrical shocks, or caustic chemical exposure, severe burns can require extensive skin grafts to be treated and rob a person of their ability to work. If you have suffered a burn injury in connection with the duties of your occupation, you may be entitled to recover financial benefits under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.
At Alvandi Law Group, our Orange County workers’ compensation lawyers have fought for the rights of injured workers for more than 3 decades, recovering millions in verdicts and settlements along the way. Having dedicated 100% of our practice to handling workers’ comp cases, our team of advocates have the knowledge and skills to maximize your potential recovery and ensure your rights are protected.
Contact our office online today to find out if you have a valid claim.
Causes and Degrees of Burn Injuries
According to the United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), more than 5,000 workers are hospitalized for being burned at work each year. Burns in the workplace can be occur from a variety of causes, including chemical spills, building fires, electrical arc flashes, corporate vehicle accidents, and industrial accidents.
Chemical, electrical, and thermal burns are categorized into different “degrees” based on severity:
- First Degree – These burns only affect the outer layer of skin. While uncomfortable, these burns are the least serious and generally involve redness, pain, and general discomfort. Bandages and topical ointments are usually all that is required to treat a first degree burn.
- Second Degree – These burns affect the top two layers of skin, the epidermis and the underlying dermis. Second degree burns are more serious than first degree burns, causing redness, pain, blisters, and possible scarring.
- Third Degree – These burns damage all the way down to the fatty layer underneath the dermis, destroying nerves and causing the skin to take on a waxy or leathery appearance. Third degree burns can be agonizingly painful and can require expensive skin graft surgeries.
- Fourth Degree – These burns are the most serious of all, classified by deep charring of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. These types of burns frequently require amputation and are often fatal.
If you have suffered burns in a work-related accident, our skilled lawyers can guide you step-by-step through the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim and advocate for every penny’s worth of your entitled benefits. With our assistance, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical treatments, lost wages, rehabilitation expenses, and temporary or permanent disability.
Discuss Your Burn Injury Case for Free
At Alvandi Law Group, we understand the immense physical, financial, and emotional burden that a sudden workplace accident can place on a person and their family. Our Orange County workers’ compensation lawyers can handle the paperwork, deadlines, and negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf, allowing you to focus on your recovery and get your life back on track with as little stress as possible.
Most importantly, by accepting our cases on a contingency basis, we offer our services at absolutely no risk to you. If we are not successful in recovering the benefits you deserve, we will not charge you a cent.
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