Massachusetts and Rhode Island Workplace Burn Injury Victims Need a Tough Work Comp Attorney
Some workplace accidents result in burn injuries, which can be painful as well as disfiguring. Injured workers may require extensive treatment and be unable to return to work. The workers' compensation attorneys at The Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl fight to help injured workers get the full amount of benefits they deserve.
At the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl people call us about on-the-job burn injuries all too frequently, and we know how catastrophic they can be for burn victims and their families. Burns can cause disfigurement, mobility problems, even death. All burn injury victims should get emergency medical attention as quickly as possible, whether they've suffered-first-degree, second-degree or third-degree burns. There is also the emotional trauma of a major at-work burn injury. We have deep compassion for those who have suffered job-related burn injuries and we fight hard for them and their loved ones.
Workplace burns happen in all types of settings and all are eligible for Workers' Compensation benefits:
- construction site electrical or building fires
- firefighter burned putting out blazes
- faulty wiring that caught fire
- toxic fumes inhalation causing airway/lung burn
- hot roofing tar or other scalding fluids spilled
- restaurant staff burned by boiling water or stove fires
- mechanics with skin burns from solvents, corrosives and caustic chemicals
- factory fires, warehouse fires, mill fires and refinery fires
- radiation exposure loss of sight injuries and skin burns
- hazardous chemical burns from alkaloids and acids
- plumbers with rust removers and drain cleaners
But the claims process for workers' compensation benefits can be difficult. Insurance companies may question the extent of a burn injury, or whether certain procedures or treatments are necessary. They sometimes decide injured workers are ready to return to the job even though they are still in pain.
Employers and insurance companies have attorneys on their side, looking for ways to reduce the amount of benefits you receive. That's why you need an experienced workers' compensation attorney who knows how to fight back and has a history of getting results for injured workers for decades.
Job-Related Burns Can Be Life-Changing, Even Deadly-Let Us Work Hard For Your Justice
Our legal team can help you every step of the way during the claims process. We can help you file an initial claim and ensure that all required information is provided and deadlines are met. We can negotiate with insurance companies. And if your claim for benefits is denied, we provide aggressive representation during the appeals process.
A worker burned on the job could have years of medical treatments ahead, particularly full thickness burns. Even more minor burns affecting only the outer layer of the skin, or epidermis, can later evolve into work-related skin cancer and infected burns can become extremely serious, requiring hospitalization. Call us today at (508)677-4900 or contact us online for a free case evaluation if you have suffered any work-related burn injuries.
Every discussion with our workers' compensation attorneys is confidential and there is no obligation. Serving Providence, RI, Fall River, MA, Foxborough, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little Compton, Newport, New Bedford and Boston.