Advocacy for Burn Victims in Atlanta, GA
Chemical spills, overheated machinery, exposed wires – many dangerous workplace scenarios can cause severe burns on the job. These burns can lead to potential infections, scarring, and loss of sensation.
Whether the accident was caused by a defective product, malfunctioning machinery, another person’s negligence, or your own mistake, if the incident occurred in connection to your employment, then you are most likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Georgia workers’ compensation law (O.C.G.A. § 34-9-200.1) define burns as “catastrophic” when they are one of the following:
- Second- or third-degree burns that cover 25 percent of the body or more
- Third-degree burns that cover 5 percent of the face and hands or more
You could be eligible for lifetime benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation law.