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Burn Injuries

Charlotte Burn Injury Attorneys Committed to Representing Injured Workers

At The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, our team of dedicated team of Charlotte workers’ compensation attorneys understands the devastating impact of burn injuries. Whether caused by fires, explosions, chemical exposure, or electrical accidents, burn injuries can result in excruciating pain, disfigurement, and long-term disabilities for affected workers.

As experienced advocates for injured individuals, we are committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to those who have suffered burn injuries on the job. If you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace-related burn incident, our serious injury attorneys are here to help. Contact us today at 704-405-2580 for a free consultation to discuss your case and explore your options for pursuing workers' compensation benefits.

Common Types of Work-Related Burn Injuries

In Charlotte, workplace burns represent a significant occupational hazard across various industries, necessitating a nuanced understanding of the types of burns and their causes. At The Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, we recognize the severity of these injuries. We are committed to advocating for the rights of individuals working in these dangerous occupations.

Thermal Burns

Thermal burns are among the most prevalent workplace injuries and occur when the skin comes into contact with hot surfaces, flames, steam, or hot liquids. Workers in manufacturing, food service, and construction industries are particularly susceptible to thermal burns due to exposure to heat sources, machinery, and cooking equipment.

Chemical Burns

Chemical burns result from exposure to corrosive substances such as acids, alkalis, solvents, and cleaning agents. Employees in laboratories, manufacturing plants, and industrial facilities may encounter these hazardous chemicals, leading to burns on the skin and respiratory tract.

Electrical Burns

Electrical burns occur when the body comes into contact with an electrical current, resulting in tissue damage and internal injuries. Construction, utilities, and maintenance workers face the risk of electrical burns due to exposure to live wires, faulty equipment, or unsafe electrical systems.

Radiation Burns

Workers in healthcare, research, and nuclear facilities may be exposed to ionizing radiation, which can cause radiation burns. These burns result from excessive energy absorption from sources such as X-rays, gamma rays, or radioactive materials, leading to tissue damage and skin injuries.

Friction Burns

Friction burns, also known as abrasions or road rash, occur when the skin rubs against a rough surface, causing friction and heat. Workers in manufacturing, transportation, and construction industries may sustain friction burns from machinery, equipment, or road surfaces.

Cold Burns (Frostbite)

Cold burns, or frostbite, occur when the skin and underlying tissues freeze due to exposure to cold temperatures or contact with frozen surfaces. Workers in outdoor occupations, such as construction, agriculture, and transportation, are at risk of cold burns during winter or in cold storage environments.

Each type of workplace burn carries its own set of risks and potential consequences, ranging from mild discomfort to severe injuries requiring extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. If you've suffered a workplace burn injury in Charlotte, seeking immediate medical attention and legal guidance from experienced attorneys at Olsinski Law is essential.

Types of Workers Compensation Benefits for Burn Injuries

Charlotte employees who sustain burn injuries may be eligible for various workers' compensation benefits to help cover medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs.

Medical Treatment

Workers' compensation typically covers the cost of medical treatment for burn injuries, including hospitalization, surgery, medication, and therapy.

Temporary Disability Benefits

If a burn injury prevents workers from returning to work temporarily, they may receive temporary disability benefits to replace a portion of their lost wages.

Permanent Disability Benefits

In cases where a burn injury results in permanent impairment or disfigurement, workers may be entitled to permanent disability benefits, which provide ongoing compensation for their diminished earning capacity.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Workers' compensation may also cover vocational rehabilitation services to help injured employees return to work or transition to a new career if they cannot perform their previous job duties due to their burn injury.

These benefits aim to provide financial support and assistance to workers who have suffered burn injuries, helping them recover and regain their independence.

Have You Experienced a Serious Burn Injury at Work?

If you have been unable to work due to a work-related burn injury, give the Charlotte workers’ compensation lawyers at the Olsinski Law Firm a call to schedule a free consultation. At our firm, we take pride in connecting our hardworking clients to the benefits they need, deserve, and are legally entitled to. And because we take workers’ compensation cases on a contingency basis, it means there are no upfront costs to pay and that you won’t be responsible for any legal fees unless we can connect you with benefits. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation today, call 704-405-2850, or connect with us through our secure online contact form.

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