If working with hot or corrosive items is a part of your job description, you are at risk for experiencing burn injuries. Touching a hot pipe or surface could result in a small blister and minor pain and irritation, but coming in contact with something hotter or with a corrosive liquid could create life-threatening injuries that require time in the hospital and surgery to correct.
How Much Workers’ Comp Will You Receive?
Since your burn was work-related, you will probably qualify to receive workers’ compensation. The questions on many accident victims’ minds are how much will they receive and what will it cover? Here, we put your concerns to rest. You can expect compensation for the following:
- Medical bills. After you’re injured on the job, you’ll need to see a doctor for medical evaluation and treatment. You may need to see your doctor several times, or even seek the help of many different physicians, depending on the severity of your condition. Workers’ comp should cover all of these medical bills, unless the insurance company believes the doctor performed procedures that aren’t necessary.
- Out-of-pocket expenses. Burns typically require oral and topical medications, as well as bandages to heal. Oftentimes, you have to pay for these materials on your own. Your workers’ comp should cover any fees related to the treatment of your burns.
- Time lost from work. If your burns are so severe that you are unable to go to your job, you will likely receive some compensation for your time lost from work. Typically, you will get about two-thirds of your normal paycheck from workers’ comp until a doctor states that you are able to return.
Don’t Take on This Task Alone
Seeking workers’ comp can be difficult and confusing. Fortunately, there is help. Many work-accident victims in Daytona Beach have relied on the lawyers of Johnson and Gilbert to help them receive the workers’ compensation they deserved. We may be able to do the same for you, too. Contact us today to learn how.