Suffered A Burn Injury On The Job? Our Lawyers Can Help
More than 3,300 people were burned in work-related incidents in Pennsylvania in 2017. That’s nine workers injured every day of the year. If you or someone you love has been burned by fire or chemicals at a job site or workplace, you understand the pain and trauma caused by these serious injuries. You know how debilitating they are and how they can impact your ability to earn a living.
Fortunately, Pennsylvania law allows injured workers to pursue compensation for workplace injuries, including burns. However, workers often have to fight for what they deserve. The attorneys at Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo specialize in these kinds of cases. In fact, we’ve handled workers’ comp claims for more than 80 years—that’s longer than any other firm in the state. We understand the system and what it takes to obtain the compensation injured owed to injured workers.
In these difficult times, be certain to speak with an experienced Pennsylvania injury attorney to discuss your legal options.
Get Legal Help Before It’s Too Late
Have you suffered a burn on the job or at work? In PA, you have just 120 days to file your work comp claim. Speak to our lawyers at 800-952-9640 for a free case review. When you choose our firm, you won’t pay any attorneys’ fees unless we win. We’ve handled cases like yours in the past and are prepared to do whatever we can to help.
How Were You Burned At Work?
Every workplace is different, and the ways a worker can be burned are numerous. While fires are the most common source of serious burns, these incidents frequently involve other causes, including:
- Chemical burns
- Burns from explosions
- Radiation burns
- Electrical burns
- Thermal burns from hot liquids, steam, coals, or other materials
Understanding The Severity Of Burn Injuries
One critical aspect of workers’ compensation cases is proving the extent of your injuries. This is best accomplished using thorough examinations by experienced medical professionals. Don’t worry—the team here at Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo can help you locate the right doctor.
Your doctor will classify your burns as one of the following:
- Fourth degree: These are the most severe level of burns, with damage extending beyond the skin and into the muscle and bone. There is often extensive nerve damage in addition to major scarring, disfigurement, and blistering.
- Third degree: These types of burns penetrate the outer skin layers and inflict damage to the layer of fat underneath. Numbness and nerve damage are often present.
- Second degree: These burns do serious damage to the outer and middle layers of skin (the epidermis and dermis). Scars and blisters are common.
- First degree: First-degree burns are considered minor, usually affecting the outer layer of skin (epidermis). The common symptoms include pain and redness and are often treatable with at-home first aid methods.
Certain burns can be extremely painful and may require long-term treatment or surgical grafts. Sometimes, scarring left behind after a burn injury can limit range of motion, which can affect a person’s ability to work.
Whatever happened to cause your workplace-related burns, scars, or disfigurement injuries, the compassionate and attentive lawyers at Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo are ready to represent you.
The Emotional Impact Of Burn Injuries
Some burns, especially those to the face or any third- or fourth-degree burn, can cause an emotional impact as well as physical pain. It can be extremely difficult for severely burned people to reacclimate to their previous life. Such emotional burdens can prove to be overwhelming and lead to difficulties with body image, mental health, and interpersonal relationships. Psychological symptoms such as depression require treatment just the same as physical symptoms.
When you work with Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo, we make sure we have a full picture of the extent of your injuries—both physical and psychological—so we can fight for the full compensation you are owed. Making certain you have the means to get the help you need is of vital importance to our firm. The road to recovery from these injuries can be long, and we are committed to getting you all the resources you need to take that journey.
Exploring All Avenues After A Burn Injury
Workers’ compensation may not be the only option for burn victims. Some people may also be able to pursue Social Security Disability benefits. Our firm handles both matters. We’ll investigate every available option in our quest to get you the financial support you need to overcome your injuries.
With 12 locations throughout the state, we are always nearby. We understand that you enlist us to be there for you when you need us, so we will be. You will have an experienced attorney ready to help you at all times.
Put Us To Work In Your Burn Injury Work Comp Claim
You have a story to tell. Our lawyers are here to listen. We’ll also provide you with the information you need to recover the compensation you deserve after a work-related burn injury. Email us or call 800-952-9640 to talk with an experienced attorney and to receive a free case evaluation.
Worried about costs? Set those fears aside. Our lawyers handle workers’ compensation cases on a contingency basis. We only get paid if we help you obtain compensation, prevent an insurance company from stopping or altering your benefits, or if you settle your case.