Morehead City Burn Injury Lawyer
Construction sites present a wide variety of hazards which pose risks of severe injuries for workers. While following safety protocols can help minimize worker’s risks of injury, unfortunately, accidents occur no matter how safe one tries to be. Negligent employers and lax standards also sharply increase the risk of serious injuries to workers. Employees work with hazards which can severely burn them. On construction sites, there is the potential for chemical, electrical, fire, and steam burns. In fact, the construction industry is among the fields with most workers injured by burns in the United States. Construction site burns have the potential to leave workers with permanent injuries and scars which can have life-long effects on one’s quality of life. Furthermore, burns can leave workers unable to provide for their families, or in the worst of cases, deceased. Under North Carolina state law, workers are entitled to compensation when they are injured while performing job duties. You deserve compensation for your injuries, especially if your employer has acted negligently or failed in their legal duties.
At the Law Office of Sam Scudder we have decades of experience dealing with North Carolina workplace injury cases. Our Morehead City burn injury attorney is certified by the state bar association as North Carolina worker’s compensation specialists. We are therefore equipped to handle any workplace injury claim that may arise. Our skilled team is prepared to provide our clients with experienced, compassionate representation. We will work to earn your trust and fight tirelessly for the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured by a North Carolina construction site burn, call us today at (252) 222-0227 and a skilled member of our team will work with you to determine the best path forward for you to receive just compensation.
Why You Should Hire a Burn Injury Lawyer
If you have been burned in the course of your construction site employment, your top priority should be recovering your health. Burns can lead to lengthy hospital stays, expensive bills, and missing work for extended periods. Hiring an experienced lawyer to pursue a worker’s compensation claim or lawsuit will ease your burden and allow you to focus more of your energy on recovering your health. Being injured at work can be extremely stressful, aside from the obvious physical pain. Workers are often worried about their finances, retaliation from their employer, their families, and their futures. By employing skilled legal counsel, you can be assured that highly experienced professionals have your back and will advocate for your interests at every turn. We take great pride as a firm in our ability to serve as a compassionate resource for members of our community and we will work tirelessly to serve you and get you the compensation you deserve.
While you can file for workers compensation on your own, hiring a lawyer will provide a variety of worthwhile benefits. A skilled attorney will ensure that you know your rights as an injured employee. Many individuals are afraid to seek workers compensation or bring a lawsuit against their employer due to the fear of retaliation. Employers are not allowed to retaliate against workers who file for workers compensation, and a skilled lawyer will keep you informed of your rights and help protect them when employers attempt to intimidate their workers. Companies’ insurance providers will also seek to minimize the compensation which injured workers receive. An attorney familiar with the law will be able to push back to ensure your compensation is fair and covers your losses. Familiarity with evidence and how to present it allows an experienced lawyer to make a strong case to fight for what you deserve. While you may file a claim without legal representation, claims do not always go smoothly. You could be improperly denied workers compensation, make mistakes in filing for compensation, receive far too little compensation, or become involved in a worker’s compensation dispute with your employer. A lawyer will be able to anticipate and solve these problems, communicating, negotiating, and navigating the legal system on your behalf.
Why Choose Law Office of Sam Scudder for Your Burn Injury Case
At the Law Office of Sam Scudder we are uniquely prepared to give our clients exemplary representation in workplace injury cases. By specializing in this field of law we have built up decades of experience working with North Carolina workers who have been injured while fulfilling their job duties. Our attorney, Mr.Scudder is a board-certified specialist in worker’s compensation. This means that he has proven his skill and knowledge in this part of the law to the North Carolina Bar Association. Furthermore, our lawyer actively participates in education regarding individuals’ rights, both learning and sharing his knowledge. The firm’s leadership and representation of our clients is informed by years of experience as well as highly detailed and technical knowledge. This prepares our firm to take on even the most complex of workplace injury cases. We prize our ability to communicate clearly and effectively with our clients through every step of their case. Our firm’s smaller size allows each of our clients to be a top priority and get personal, individualized care, without sacrificing on the resources available to us. In fighting for you, we are prepared to use our firm’s resources on your behalf. This includes using our experienced staff to perform research to support your case. We are prepared to pursue your case until we reach a satisfactory result. Our attorney has pursued our clients’ claims all the way through to the Supreme Court of North Carolina. By hiring the Law Office of Sam Scudder to represent you in your North Carolina construction site burn injury case, you can rest assured knowing that you’re receiving highly specialized, experienced, and caring legal representation. When you’ve been injured at work and are dealing with injuries, stress, and financial difficulty, we at the Law Office of Sam Scudder can help bear your burden and fight to get you the just compensation you deserve.
North Carolina Construction Site Burn Cases We Handle
Construction sites have numerous hazards which may cause workers to be burned. Some such hazards include welding devices, fuel tanks, pipes, loose wires, chemical products, hot tar or asphalt, heating devices, machinery, and tools. While safety precautions may lower the risks presented by construction sites, an unfortunate reality is that these precautions may not be enough or may not be followed. Construction site burns occur in various types. Some of these types include thermal burns, electrical burns, and chemical burns, all of which may occur in varying degrees of severity.
The form of burn that first comes to mind for most people are thermal burns. Thermal burns occur when an individual comes in contact with something hot. This includes burns caused by steam, hot water, fire, heated machinery or pipes, welding devices, and tar. Workers burned by fires are also at risk of smoke inhalation which can be extremely dangerous. The nature of construction sites leads to a significant risk of electrical burns for workers. Electrical burns may lead to several other types of burns, including, electrical burns which enter and exit the body leaving wounds with potentially fatal results, burns from fires started by electricity, electrical arc burns when electricity passes through the body into the ground, and flash burns where electricity arcs on the skin without entering the body. Chemical burns occur when an individual comes into contact with a hazardous substance such as cleaners, glues, cement, solvents, paints, and other chemical-based substances.
All types of burns come in varying degrees which indicates the severity of the burn. First-degree burns are the least severe and burn the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis). These burns can heal on their own but can also be extremely painful. Second-degree burns are more serious and are defined as burns which reach the second layer of skin (the dermis), these burns often result in permanent visible damage to the body and cause painful blisters. Third-degree burns are the most severe of burns and extend deeper than the dermis into the fat beneath the skin. These burns are the most painful and skin will not regrow over the burn. Third-degree burns typically require skin grafts, wound closure, or surgery.
At Law Office of Sam Scudder we are prepared to help you make a recovery regardless of the type of burn you have sustained. Our experienced attorney will work with you to evaluate your case and help you decide the best way for you to seek compensation for your North Carolina construction site burn injury claim. We will greatly aid in your worker’s compensation filing or, if your employer was negligent or third party was at fault, we’ll help you file a lawsuit to seek justice.
Call A North Carolina Construction Site Burn Injury Lawyer Today
At the Law Office of Sam Scudder we understand the issues our clients are facing after they’ve been injured at work. Our compassionate team is ready to offer you and your family vital legal support as you seek what is rightly owed to you. If you or someone you know has been burned while working at a construction site, don’t hesitate to call the Law Office of Sam Scudder today at (252) 222-0227 and we will begin evaluating your case to help you determine your best course of action.