Helping You Recover Compensation After Suffering Burns Or Electrocutions
Burns and electrocution injuries are very serious, as they cause pain and scarring that can last for years. There is also the fact that the experience is traumatizing, causing the injuries to go much deeper than the physical.
If you have been injured in a work-related accident in which you were burned or electrocuted, you may be able to file a worker’s comp claim. If you have filed a claim and it has been denied, then you have the right to fight the denial in order to secure full compensation for your recovery. With the help of an experienced St. Paul workers’ compensation lawyer, you can increase your chances of receiving the benefits you need.
Types Of Burns
There are many events that can cause burns, including chemical spills, electric shock, gas explosions and vehicle explosions. All of these events can lead to:
- First-degree burns – These burns are minor and usually heal on their own rather quickly. But they can still cause scarring, and there may also be emotional trauma from the event that caused the burns.
- Second-degree burns – More serious than first-degree burns, these burns involve several layers of skin. Blisters and scarring can occur with medical intervention needed. Surgery is sometimes required.
- Third-degree burns – These are the most serious burns because all layers of the skin are destroyed. Nerves, fat, muscle, ligaments, tendons and bone can be affected by this type of burn, and disfigurement is a common consequence, as well as chronic pain.
Causes Of Burns
There are many causes of burns, including an unsafe building or work environment, carelessness or recklessness of another employee, defective products, manufacturing defects, unsafe handling of flammables or explosives, and unsafe use of flammable liquids.
These are accidents that happen quickly, so it can be difficult to remember what happened. But that doesn’t rule out the fact that you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits so you can focus on recovery while still being able to pay your everyday expenses.
Helping Those Suffering From Electrocution Injuries
As a qualified, experienced and competent St. Paul workers’ compensation lawyer, Joshua Borken has helped those suffering from injuries stemming from electrocution. Thermal burns, neurological damage and ventricular fibrillation are common injuries resulting from electrocution. Soft tissue damage, muscle damage and broken bones can also result. This is why it is important to file your workers’ comp claim and have an experienced attorney who is willing to fight for you all the way.
Contact An Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today
Burns and electrocution injuries can be extremely serious, as they result in pain and scarring that can last for the long-term. When you have been injured on the job in a fire, explosion or electrical accident, you need to be able to pay your bills and receive medical intervention while taking the necessary time off work. To learn about your rights and options and how the Law Office Of Joshua Borken can help you, call 651-321-0778 to schedule a free consultation.