Illinois Lawyers for Severe Burn Injury Compensation
Despite safety rules and regulations in all industries, burn injuries continue to be a health risk for workers in Illinois. A severe burn injury often comes with the emotional trauma of extreme pain and sudden disfigurement and scarring. Firefighters, those in the construction and restaurant workers are at high risk of burn injuries. If you have suffered a severe burn injury while on the job, finding an experienced work accident attorney is crucial when trying to seek compensation.
A variety of accidents can cause serious burn injuries in the workplace. These can include:
Thermal: Thermal burns are caused by hot liquids, fire, explosions, or other hot objects. This type of burn is most common among workers in industrial plants and the food service industry.
Chemical: Chemical or caustic burns occur when the skin, eyes, ears or lungs come in contact with synthetic corrosive substances. Workers may suffer chemical burns when handling paint thinners, drain cleaners, gasoline, or other dangerous substances.
Cryogenic: Those who work in low temperatures or handle low-temperature substances are at risk of getting cryogenic burns. Cold burns may be caused by liquefied gasses such as liquid nitrogen, as well as other coolants used in refrigerators and engines
Electrical: Electrical currents traveling through the body may cause electrical burns. Often, this type of burn only causes internal injuries and can, therefore, be more difficult to treat. Certain workers, such as electricians and construction workers, are at a greater risk of sustaining this type of burn than those in other professions.
If you have a severe burn in the workplace, there are critical steps that must be followed:
– Obtain first aid or any other necessary medical treatment as soon as possible: A doctor can diagnose your burn injury based on the severity of the damage to your skin.
– Report your injury immediately: Notify your employer about the injury as soon as possible. When notifying your employer of a work accident, you must describe the accident fully and the area of your body that was injured.
– Retain an attorney: Call Krol, Bongiorno & Given. Once you have received necessary emergency medical treatment, your next step is to call an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.
At Krol, Bongiorno & Given, we fight for fair and full payment for injured workers in Illinois. As work injury lawyers, it is our goal to explain the process and how we will assist you with your workers’ compensation claim. If you suffer a work-related injury or illness, call (312) 726-5567 for a free consultation or contact us online. We are dedicated to providing excellent support and fierce legal representation to people injured at work in Illinois.