Some burns heal within days, while others can take week or months. More serious burns can require extensive treatment and can leave workers with a permanent disability.
Burns can also be caused by different types of heat sources. Thermal burns are caused by open flame, hot stoves, hot liquids or steam. Electrical burns are caused by contact with live electricity. Chemical burns are the result of skin contact with dangerous chemical substances. And radiation burns occur after exposure to sources of radiation.
Workers exposed to sources of heat, electricity, chemicals or radiation are all at risk of burn injuries. These include workers in manufacturing, construction, refineries and restaurants. But burns can happen at any workplace and leave workers with serious injuries. Their medical expenses can add up quickly, and they may suffer a loss of income while unable to work.
Experience that gets results
In Mississippi, workers who suffer burn injuries on the job are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits while they recover. These benefits include all medical expenses for treating the burn. They also include partial wages during the time the worker is unable to return to the job.
But actually getting those benefits is not always a simple process. Employers can dispute that the injury was work-related. Insurance companies can deny claims and question the extent of your injuries. They may suggest that you are ready to return to work even though you are still recovering.
We fight for you
Employers and insurance companies have lawyers looking out for them. That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to fight for your rights. Attorneys Jonathan Tabor and Leigh-Ann Tabor know the laws in Mississippi. They know the tricks insurance companies use to try to deny benefits to injured workers.
They also know how to build a strong case that proves you should be receiving workers’ compensation benefits. They can help you navigate the claims process and provide aggressive representation at every step of the appeals process if your claim is denied. Their focus is on getting the best possible results.
Sometimes we are able to negotiate a settlement of your claim with the insurance company. But we are only interested in a settlement that meets your needs. If the insurance company won’t negotiate, we can fight for you in court. Our attorneys are skilled litigators who have won numerous awards for clients at trial.
If you suffered a burn injury at work, learn more about how we can help during a free consultation with one of our workers’ compensation attorneys. Call 601-202-5491.