Aggressive Representation for Victims of Workplace Burn Injuries

Securing Maximum Compensation for Injured Workers

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 5,000 workers are hospitalized and approximately 200 are killed due to workplace burn injuries each year. Burn injuries range in type and severity, and may require surgery, physical therapy, or other types of rehabilitation.

Most employees in Pennsylvania who are burned at work are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If you were burned at work, the Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. can help you get the compensation you need to recover.

Types of Burn Injuries

Depending on the type of workplace and the job duties or equipment involved, workers may suffer from five main types of burns:

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. Symptoms include pain, redness, blackened skin, headache, loss of vision, dizziness, and shortness of breath.

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.

When low temperatures cause the skin and underlying tissues to freeze, it is called frostbite, a serious condition that may lead to hypothermia, or require amputation.

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.

Radiological: This type of burn is caused by exposure to sources of radiation such as the sun, radio waves, x-rays, and radioactive materials. Unlike the other types of burns, radiological burns alter the body’s cell structure, which can cause cancer. The severity of the burn typically depends on the type of radiation and length of time the worker was exposed.

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. These burns may be superficial or deep, depending on how many layers of skin were damaged.

Specific Loss Benefits for Disfigurement

If you were disfigured due to your workplace burn injury, you may be entitled to specific loss benefits. To collect specific loss benefits in Pennsylvania, you must have suffered a disfigurement of your head, face or neck, or you must have lost one of your limbs or use of a specific body part.

Depending on the severity of your injury, you may be eligible for up to 275 weeks of specific loss benefits, in addition to your general workers’ compensation benefits. The Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. can help you collect these additional benefits, as well as any other compensation to which you may be entitled.

Third Party Claims

If your burn injury was caused by someone other than your employer, a third party, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover additional damages such as pain and suffering. Examples of third parties include manufacturers of defective equipment, negligent subcontractors, vendors, or suppliers. In Pennsylvania, these types of claims must be filed within two years of your injury.

Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. Represent Workplace Burn Injury Victims

If you were burned at work, contact an experienced Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. We can help you determine which legal action is appropriate and will fight to recover full compensation for your injuries. To discuss your case, call us at 888-PITT-LAW or complete our online contact form.

We proudly represent injured workers in Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County and throughout Pennsylvania, including those in the communities of Abington, Ambler, Ardmore, Bala CynwydBensalem, Clifton Heights, Crum Lynne, Darby, Downingtown, Doylestown, Drexel Hill, Essington, Folcroft, Glenolden, Haverford, Havertown, Holmes, Kutztown, Lansdowne, Media, Merion Station, Morton, Narberth, Norristown, Norwood, Philadelphia, Prospect Park, Quakertown, Reading, Roxborough, Sharon Hill, Upper Darby, West Chester and Wynnewood.

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Larry and Phyllis, just want to personally thank you for going the extra mile to help me secure my case. Really appreciate everything you have done for me and my family. The greatest workplace injury lawyer in Pennsylvania!!

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Brian Woodworth

Larry and Phyllis, just want to personally thank you for going the extra mile to help me secure my case. Really appreciate everything you have done for me and my family. The greatest workplace injury lawyer in Pennsylvania!!

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I had no idea what to expect with my workman's comp case. I am very pleased with the services I have received from Larry Pitt & his associates. 100% Best Workman's Comp Firm in Philadelphia area!!

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I had no idea what to expect with my workman's comp case. I am very pleased with the services I have received from Larry Pitt & his associates. 100% Best Workman's Comp Firm in Philadelphia area!!

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We had a fantastic experience with Mr. Pitt. The staff was helpful & friendly every step of the way for his workman's comp case.

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