A burn injury can be one of the most expensive types of injuries to treat, depending on the type and severity. Necessary medical treatment may include skin graft surgery. Dermatological surgeons often advise waiting for a particular stage of healing from the burn before attempting skin grafts. Meanwhile, protecting a burn injury victim from infection and controlling pain are often the greatest challenges, along with extraordinary psychological trauma when a serious burn injury is on the face or otherwise visible outside of clothing.
Workers' compensation does not include compensation for pain and suffering. If you file a workers' compensation claim, you are asking for medical care and benefits to compensate you for time off work. If a third party's negligence was involved (negligence by a person or legal entity other than your employer), you may be able to file a third-party liability injury claim in addition to a workers' compensation claim through your employer's insurer.
Burn injuries may consist of:
- Electrical burns
- Thermal burns
- Chemical burns
- Radiation burns
- Light burns
- Scalding burns
To ensure that you do not shortchange yourself when settling an on-the-job burn injury case, discuss your case in detail with an attorney at our Nashville-based workers' compensation and personal injury law firm.
We Handle Claims In First, Second, Third And Fourth Degree Burn Injury Cases
- 1st degree burn, affecting only the top layer of skin
- 2nd degree burn, affecting several layers of skin
- 3rd or 4th degree burn injuries, causing damage to deep tissue and possibly bones
Even in best-outcome burn injury cases, there are often complications such as chronic pain and/or cosmetic or functional problems at the burn site or on the part of the body where skin is removed for grafting.
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Workers' compensation cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, you pay no fee unless we recover damages for you. For a no-obligation consultation with an attorney, please call 800-391-4525 or contact us online.