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Workers Compensation Burn Injury Claims

Burn injuries on the job are common types of workplace injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), sets standards for workplace fire safety and has specific standards and regulations for the use and handling of hazardous chemicals and gases. Cick here for more information.

Restaurant and food service employees are particularly at risk, as well as mechanics and factory workers. The most common burns that can affect an employee’s ability to return to work are:

• Thermal burns from fires, hot metal, or spilled liquids
Chemical burns
Electrical burns

If you have been burned at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under North Carolina law. Available benefits could include Permanent Partial Disability (PPD), Temporary Total Disability (TTD), Permanent Total Disability (PTD) and Temporary Partial Disability (TPD).

Legal Help After a Job Site Burn Injury

If you have suffered a burn at work, we can help you understand your rights, answer your questions and explain your legal options. Contact the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC for a free consultation.

This article regarding burn injuries and North Carolina workers’ compensation claims is for informational purposes only and is not legal or medical advice. You may need to seek the advice of a workers’ compensation lawyer at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC that has experience with workers’ compensation claims.