New York Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for on the Job Burn Injury Victims
Being a victim of an on the job burn injury can result in some of the most catastrophic and disfiguring pain imaginable. Burn injury survivors suffer unimaginably as they heal while the psychological and emotional scars will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Burn victims require extensive medical treatment often for an extended period of time. The healing process, coupled with the added financial stress of the medical bills, creates a lot of turmoil for the survivor and their families. This is when you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who understands what your family is going through. The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, have years of experience handling on the job burns involving fire, smoke, and chemical burns. We offer personal attention and professional representation for our clients. Our attorneys will fight aggressively to protect your right to compensation for your injuries. The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, has investigated and pursued countless on the job burns accidents in New York with a track record of success.
Why are on the job burn injuries so catastrophic?
On the job burn injuries are some of the most painful injuries a person can sustain, and they often require long-term care. The melted skin and nerve damage can leave a person scarred and traumatized for life. The mental anguish and suffering a burn victim sustains is heart-breaking. Many burns are unsightly and require expensive cosmetic surgery which can go on for an extended period of time.
Who will cover my medical bills if I suffered an on the job burn injury in New York?
If you suffered an on the job burn injury in New York, you should be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation was put in place to cover medical expenses and lost wages for victims who suffer on the job injuries. Sometimes there is a third-party involved whose negligence caused the accident. This could be the result of defective equipment, poor safety regulations, or a negligent act which caused the fire or explosion. If a third-party is responsible, you may be able to pursue a civil suit and recoup further damages for your injuries.
Why do I need a workers’ compensation attorney for an on the job burn injury?
Workers’ compensation is insurance, and it is no surprise that sometimes they just don’t want to pay up. They have professionals working for them whose main goal is to minimize your claim. Often, an employer will also refuse to pay. An experienced New York workers’ compensation attorney can help ensure that all of the proper documents are filed and done so in a timely manner. They can also conduct a thorough investigation to see if a third-party was at fault for your burn injury. Having a New York workers’ compensation attorney on your side will give you a leg up and help you to push your claim through so that you can concentrate on recovering.
If someone else was responsible for my burn injury can I sue while collecting workers’ compensation?
Most of the time, the answer is yes. If you are eligible for workers’ compensation, then New York law prohibits you from pursuing a claim against your employer. However, you can pursue a third-party civil suit against the person responsible for your accident. If you sustained a serious burn injury because of someone else’s negligence, you can pursue a civil suit regardless of workers’ compensation benefits. In these types of complex cases where extensive medical treatment is necessary, workers’ compensation benefits can be exhausted quickly. The damages awarded in a third-party civil suit can give you additional resources to pay for further medical expenses.
What type of damages can I be awarded in a third-party civil suit?
Please keep in mind that each and every case is different and treated on an individual basis. However, the nature of burn injuries usually dictates extensive medical treatment. Some of the damages most commonly awarded in these types of cases includes:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Therapy and long-term care
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Pain and suffering is an award that is reserved for more extreme cases where gross negligence or malicious intent can be proven. It is typically awarded to deter this type of action in the future and used as a form of punishment for the perpetrator.
What type of on the job burn accidents can I sue for?
The type of injuries you sustained and the circumstances surrounding your case will typically dictate where the liability is found. It is always best to seek experienced legal counsel and see what your options are. Some of the injuries that we see most often include:
- Smoke inhalation
- Electrical burns
- Chemical burns
- Thermal burns
- Radiation burns such as UV light or X-ray
- Explosions due to faulty equipment
- Defective parts and products
- Poorly maintained parts or machines
- Burns with restaurant equipment in the kitchen
- Car crashes involving an explosion of the fuel tank
- Gas explosions as a result of a code violation
- Scalding after exposure to hot water
There are more, but these are just some of the most common. If you have been the victim of an on the job burn injury, call The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, today. We will help you preserve your rights and pursue the financial compensation that you deserve.
Call an experienced workers’ compensation attorney for your on the job burn injury today
If you have sustained serious injuries as a result of an on the job burn injury, don’t call just any workers’ compensation lawyer. You need the skilled workers’ compensation attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, fighting for your rights as a victim. Whether you need workers’ compensation benefits, there was a third-party involved in your accident, or both, the attorneys at The Law Office of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, will help maximize your claim and get you fully compensated for your injuries. You can call the toll free number at (877) 675-4529 to set up your initial consultation, or you can fill out our simple consultation request form and we will get in touch with you shortly. Don’t wait. On the job burn accidents can be very complex cases, which is why you need an experienced attorney fighting for your rights and for the financial compensation that you deserve.