Chemical Burns and Workers’ Compensation
Chemical burns can occur from exposure to corrosive substances anywhere, but they are a common work injury in industrial, manufacturing, shipping, agricultural, auto repair, maintenance, construction and other occupations. And, contrary to popular belief, chemical burns do not need a source of heat. Injury occurs on contact and is very painful. Chemical burns might not be immediately noticeable as they can damage tissue under the skin.
It is critical to seek proper medical care immediately after contact with a chemical such as an acid, base, oxidizer, solvent, reducing agent or alkylating agent. If you have experienced a work-related chemical burn, consult an experienced workplace injury attorney as soon as possible to gain an understanding of your rights to workers’ compensation.
How Serious Are Chemical Burns?
Although burns can sometimes only be minor, in more extreme cases chemical burns can cause severe damage and sometimes fatal injury. Chemical burns can result in scars and disfigurement, infection if the damage makes its way through the skin’s protective barrier, and even extreme emotional and psychological damage due to the trauma. Over time, prolonged exposure to chemicals or an old chemical burn could be the source of cancer. A burn can occur through physical contact, inhalation or ingestion. Incurring a chemical burn injury on the job can result in years of expensive medical treatment and a challenging recovery.
If you have suffered a work-related chemical burn, this is not a matter to be taken lightly. You might be entitled to compensation from a third-party company or a product manufacturer, so it is crucial to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Our dedicated lawyers can fully investigate the cause of your injury to ensure that your case receives the most comprehensive and thorough representation possible. Let us determine if your chemical burn injury is a potential case for workers’ compensation or social security disability.
An Established Pennsylvania Firm With The Experience You Need
At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we have handled tens of thousands of workers’ compensation cases throughout Pennsylvania, ranging from industrial injury to office injury. Since 1936, our Philadelphia-based law firm has fought to protect the rights of workers facing medical, emotional and financial hardships. Our attorneys are experienced advocates who are prepared to bring appeals against employers and their insurance carriers if necessary.
Consult With One Of Our Chemical Burn Injury Lawyers
Contact us by email or phone at 800-952-9640 to learn more and schedule a free initial consultation. We provide personal service in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, and we handle all cases on a contingency basis. That means you pay no attorney’s fees unless you receive compensation in your case or we prevent the insurance company from stopping or altering your benefits.