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Serious burn injuries can take months or even years to heal. Sometimes workplace burn injury victims are left with disfiguring scars that are permanent—or will require multiple painful surgeries and skin grafts to reduce. During that time, the pain can be unbearable, making work out of the question. If the burn injury happened on the job, you will be entitled to medical and temporary or partial permanent Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Burn injury victims understandably do not have the time or energy to deal with the complexities of the NJ Workers’ Compensation process. You need a lawyer who understands both the medical aspects of burn injuries and the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation laws. With over 60 years’ experience, our injury and accident lawyers at Team Law have the knowledge to get you the most compensation possible.
Whether you require temporary or partial permanent Workers’ Compensation disability benefits, our skilled lawyers are here to help. We have the practical experience and legal knowledge to get you the money you need to pay your bills.
Your first consultation is free, so call us today to get more information about protecting your legal rights.
Workers’ Compensation benefits can be temporary or permanent, and can represent compensation for a partial disability or total disability. The severity of your injury plays an important role in determining your benefit availability. Burn injuries are classified in severity according to degree, as follows:
Regardless of the type of burn, you should report the accident and request medical treatment immediately—even if it is only a first aid kit for a first or second-degree burn. Left untreated, even a relatively mild burn can become infected and lead to further medical complications.
A burn injury can happen in almost any type of workplace, although certain occupations present a higher degree of risk than others. Common types of workplace burns include:
Burn injuries on the job can be caused by:
Serious burn victims face an uphill battle when it comes to treating a burn injury. Painful skin grafting and surgeries may be the only viable ways to treat the burn. The most serious burn injuries may even be fatal. Workers’ Compensation is designed to provide financial benefits while you deal with your recovery. Benefits include:
Workers’ Compensation also provides burn injury victims with compensation for permanent scarring and disfigurement. The extent of these additional benefits depends upon where the scarring is located. More visible scarring and disfigurement can create the right to added benefits.
At Team Law, we are here to fight for your right to get the maximum Workers’ Compensation benefits possible when your injury happened at work. If another person or organization’s negligence caused your accident, you might have the right to sue for additional compensation. Third-party lawsuits are an option only if it was not your employer (or a co-worker) whose negligence caused your injuries. Call us today to learn more.
Scarring for a severe burn can last a lifetime. Your financial struggles shouldn’t have to. At Team Law, our trusted team of Workers’ Compensation lawyers are committed to getting justice for workplace burn injury victims.
We offer a free consultation so that we can learn what happened in your case. We also work on a contingency basis, which means we only charge attorneys’ fees if we win compensation for you. Schedule your free case review by calling our office or filling out our online contact form today.
If your burn injuries result in provable emotional distress you can collect Workers’ Compensation benefits for those injuries. If a third party’s negligence caused your injury, we can also pursue those types of damages via the personal injury lawsuit process. Call us today to learn more.
Depending on your family relationship with the burn victim you may be able to collect dependency benefits. Like your loved one, you may be also entitled to file a lawsuit against a negligent contractor, property owner, product manufacturer, or engineer who was responsible for the occurrence of the accident.
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