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Burn Injury Attorneys in Atlanta

Helping Injured Workers Protect Their Rights

Just about every industry utilizes something that can cause a burn, from overly-hot coffee pots to frayed electrical wires to construction site explosions. The fact that there are so many common ways to be burned in your workplace does not mean that your injury should go unnoticed. Workers’ compensation covers any injury caused in the workplace, including burns. Regardless of whose fault the accident was, workers’ compensation may be available to help you recover and can take care of medical bills, disability payments, rehabilitation, and more.

If you suffered a burn injury at work, the Atlanta burn injury attorneys at Jenkins Utley, P.C. can help. We have more than 16 years of combined legal experience and have handled a wide variety of complex personal injury claims. Even if you have already had your workers’ compensation claim denied, our team is prepared to fight for you. We are committed to preserving the rights of all of our clients, including the right to fair compensation after negligent workplace conditions cause you injury.

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What Are the Different Types of Burns?

There are several types of burns you might be at risk of, all with different causes and treatments. Often, workplace burns can be prevented through adherence to safety measures and protocol, but human error is always a factor. Thousands of workplace burns of all types occur each year, many resulting in hospitalization.

Some of the most common workplace burns include:

  • Thermal Burns: Thermal burns are caused by heat from liquids, flames, explosions, and hot objects. These can often be prevented by wearing correct heat-protectant gear and maintaining machinery to prevent dangerous accidents.
  • Chemical Burns: Chemical burns are the result of exposure to corrosive materials (strong acids, alkaloids, etc.) often found in industrial cleaners. Protective gear and proper safety training are good ways to combat chemical burns in the workplace.
  • Electrical Burns: Electrical currents exposed to soft tissue heat up and cause electrical burns. Recognizing live wires and marking high voltage areas are a few ways to reduce the risk of electrical burns.
  • Sun Exposure Burns: Sun exposure burns are typically experienced by people who work outdoors for long periods of time. Severe sunburns can result in sun poisoning or, over a long time, melanoma. These burns can be prevented by wearing hats and other protective clothing alongside sunscreen.

Types of Burn Severity

While all burns can leave lasting consequences, including scarring, disfigurement, and other complications, some burns are medically categorized as more severe than others. Regardless of the type of burn you or your loved one has suffered, you should not have to deal with the consequences on your own if negligence played a role.

There are four degrees of burn severity:

  • First Degree: burn site is red and painful, but has not blistered
  • Second Degree: extends below top layer of skin and causes blistering and soreness
  • Third Degree: burns affect epidermis, dermis, and sometimes beyond; area looks white and charred
  • Fourth Degree: all skin layers and sometimes muscle and bone are affected; sometimes requires amputation

If you or a loved one has been burned in the workplace, do not hesitate to contact the legal team at Jenkins Utley, P.C.. The process of filing a workers’ compensation claim can be a complex one; don’t go through it alone. Instead, trust your case to our Atlanta burn injury lawyers. We have the experience and skill to aggressively advocate for your rights and, even if your claim is denied initially, we may be able to get you compensation.

Get your free case consultation today — call us at (404) 334-3013 or fill out our online form.

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