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Burn Injuries Suffered on the Job

One of the main causes of unintended fatality in the US is burn injuries. Small burns can heal rapidly with just minor aesthetic damage, while severe burns can cause long-term physical and even psychological harm. This kind of devastating burn damage at work may leave you with a ton of issues, such as high medical costs and lost income. The filing of a workers' compensation claim is one approach to recoup some of these expenses.

These benefits are provided regardless of who caused the accident and do not need determining responsibility. The following are some of the workers' compensation benefits that Florida provides:

  • Medical care: Compensation is provided for all reasonable and required medical care related to the employment accident.
  • Lost wages: If you are unable to return to work you will receive compensation depending on your disability. It can be a temporary partial disability, temporary total disability or permanent total disability benefits.

The employee gives up their right to file a personal injury claim against their employer in return for these benefits. Workers who have sustained burn injuries on the workplace should contact a lawyer straight away to go through their legal rights and choices since insurance companies will attempt to reduce compensation or completely deny coverage. Suffering and pain, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and deformity are not covered by workers' compensation benefits; however, burn injury victims who were injured by someone’s else negligence (someone other than their employer) may pursue third-party claims and will be able to recover these damages.

In such instances, the employee will bring a lawsuit against a third party, such as a product manufacturer or subcontractor, which may result in an extra compensation payout in addition to the salary replacement benefits. People who get burn injuries at work as a consequence of a faulty product or related to a subcontractor's negligence may be qualified to make a third-party claim for additional compensation.

However, you will have to proof that another individual or company is to blame for your injury, which might be challenging. As a result, recovering compensation is very difficult to obtain.

How a Burn Injury Attorney Can Help You

Whether your burn injury accident was the outcome of negligence or accident, you are entitled to damages to help you heal and replace what you have lost as a result of your accident. Workers' compensation payments may provide you with some much-needed support, but they will not provide you with all you require to get your life back in order. Personal injury law protects people but establishing negligence may be a time-consuming and stressful procedure. Allow us to assist you.

Our expert attorneys at the Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson are committed to advocating on behalf of injured individuals and have a successful track record doing so. A lawyer can assist you in obtaining the money you are entitled to in order to cover these costs and make up for the physical and emotional suffering you have experienced if you or a loved one has sustained burn injuries due to someone else's negligence. Call 305-720-2086 to speak with a member of our knowledgeable legal team for a free consultation now.