Countless burn-related injuries occur each year, and a number of them are suffered by employees on the job. In fact, for those employed in the construction industry, burns are a constant threat due to the presence of heavy machinery, chemicals, fire, and other dangers. Luckily, workers’ compensation benefits are available to burn victims in most cases, and an experienced Arizona workers’ compensation attorney will often be able to accurately assess an injured employee’s odds of a successful financial recovery. Below is an overview of what you need to know about burns and workers’ compensation in Arizona.
Burns are typically categorized as either minor or major burns. Minor burns often result in redness, swelling, and pain. And while all burns should be immediately examined by a licensed medical professional as soon as possible, the following steps are typically recommended for treating minor burns:
However, it must be emphasized that even minor burns should be examined by a medical professional as soon as possible, as such injuries sometimes appear less severe than they really are. And as noted above, all major burns require immediate medical care. In fact, some burns, such as second-degree and third-degree burns, often require hospitalization.
Workplace injuries can be devastating, both physically and financially. Therefore, if you or a loved one have been injured on the job, it is highly recommended that you contact an experienced Arizona workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible, as you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation, please contact Arizona Injury Law Group, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, at 602-346-9009.
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