Sources of Occupational Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can leave a worker in need of extensive medical attention and may require that he or she miss a considerable amount of time at work. North Carolina workers’ compensation law requires that most employers carry workers’ compensation insurance to assist those workers who have sustained harm in the workplace. These benefits include payment for medical bills associated with the accident, partial compensation for lost wages, and other considerations as well.
If you have suffered a burn injury in the workplace or while of performing job-related responsibilities offsite, you may need to file a workers’ compensation claim. Working closely with an experienced attorney can help you to avoid inadvertently missing important deadlines or committing procedural errors. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder at 919-851-3311.
Different Types of Burn Injuries
As children, we are cautioned at great length about the hazards of fire. Despite this, burn injuries are still very common, often due to one or more parties’ negligence. While some occupations involve open flame, there are many other sources of burn injuries that one might encounter, including the following:
- Direct contact with hot surfaces
- Chemical burns resulting from spills
- Scalding burns from boiling/hot water or steam
- Radiation burns (including sunburns in outdoor working environments)
- Electrical burns
- Contact with flame
When a certain job involves electrical equipment, hot surfaces, or hazardous substances, it is very important for workers and employers alike to take the necessary safety precautions.
Let us help you work to receive the benefits that you are due under state law for your occupational injury. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder at 919-851-3311.