Monthly Archives: October 2013
Workplace burns are a common occurrence in the U.S., with over 40,000 incidents reported annually. Out of all of these cases, 25 % of these accidents take place on construction sites. When burns occur, victims require emergency medical attention. These injuries can be permanent, depending on the degree level of the burn injury, whether it is first degree, second degree, or third degree.
Third degree burns are usually the worst, leaving permanent damage, but the pain and suffering that comes along with the lesser degrees of skin burns can be just as intense. Often, burn injuries receive skin-cancer as a result of their injuries. Depending on the setting a burn accident takes place in, workers are often qualified for Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Here are some examples of burn settings that typically qualify for Workers’...