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What Happens If I’m Burned At Work?

Burn injuries are common in the workplace, especially in industrial-type jobs and jobs in warehouses and factories. If you were burned at work, you may be eligible for workers’ comp in New Orleans. Keep reading to learn about what kind of benefits you could receive and how an attorney can evaluate your case and give you an accurate estimate of what you could receive in a settlement.

Will Workers’ Comp Insurance Pay for My Burn Recovery?

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Burn injuries can be quite severe, and often require long-term treatment and care. Workers’ comp in Louisiana is designed to cover the costs of your medical treatment and lost wages. This should include emergency medical treatment, surgeries, hospitalization, medication, etc. Since burns need special medical care, you may need to be transported to a burn unit or specialist hospital, and workers’ comp would also need to cover those costs.

What Workers’ Comp Won’t Cover

What workers’ comp typically doesn’t cover are non-economic damages, which are more difficult to calculate. This includes things like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and punitive damages, which are intended to punish the defendant for their actions.

However, you may be able to receive compensation for emotional damages and suffering by filing a burn injury lawsuit. There is no set amount of money that someone can get from a burn injury lawsuit. The amount of compensation will vary depending on the severity of the injury, how the incident occurred, what damages were sustained, and other factors.

The amount of money you can receive in a burn injury lawsuit depends on the severity of your injury. Most burn injury lawsuits recover between a few thousand dollars and several million dollars. On average, victims of a first-degree burn injury at work receive $21,000 in compensation, while a third-degree burn injury lawsuit typically settles for about $560,000.

How to Get Help from a New Orleans, Louisiana Workers' Comp Law Firm

While it’s possible to file a claim for workers’ comp in New Orleans successfully on your own, this is often difficult and results in a denial that ultimately must be appealed. Working with a veteran workers’ comp attorney in Louisiana can help ensure your paperwork is completed and submitted on time and without error, and will help facilitate communication between you and the insurance company or your employer.

The Wanko Law Firm, LLC can provide you with the comprehensive, zealous legal representation you need after a work injury to secure the benefits you deserve. Call now at (985) 202-9907.

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Whether you have suffered an immediate injury or have endured a long-term disability or chronic illness, you deserve to have the support you need to recover. Our work injury attorneys will provide you with nothing less than compassionate understanding and exceptional legal counsel.
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Wanko Workers' Comp Lawyers provides its service in New Orleans, Covington, Houma, Thibodaux, Mandeville and all across Louisiana
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