I Was Severely Burned In Broward County At Work. It Has Been A Slow And Painful Recovery, And My Income Has Dropped. Am I Eligible For Workers Compensation From My Job?
A: If you received a burn injury in Broward County in your workplace, you are eligible for workers’ compensation. The fact that you are missing work and unable to collect a paycheck needs to be addressed.
An experienced Broward County workers’ compensation lawyer can help you with your workers’ comp claim. There are many documents and reports that must be completed to insure you get the compensation you deserve.
There are many different types of burns ranging from first degree to third degree. The more severe the burn is, the longer it will take to heal.
Ongoing treatment may be needed as your body is healing from these burns. There may be scarring that will need future surgeries. You may need skin grafting to repair the damage. In addition, some people experience mental anguish from the pain and reliving the event.
All of these factors will determine if and when you can return to work. You don’t want to risk not having enough money to sustain yourself for all the medical bills, future treatment and lost income that you may experience.
Contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld to speak with an experienced Broward County workers’ compensation attorney and receive the compensation that you need during this hard time.