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Many workers suffer severe burn injuries annually on the job. But the Worker’s Compensation Act was enacted for work injuries. So our Los Angeles law firm helps employees who suffered work-related burn injuries. And below, Los Angeles injury lawyer Michael Ehline walks you through this process.
Here, we help you understand how and when to prosecute your legal rights. After all, a severe burn can come with lifelong, stinging pain. And you may also suffer a lack of mobility. In the end, getting disfigured is a possible result.
Workers’ compensation laws grant benefits to workers hurt on the job.
These benefits include:
Yes. In California and some other states, the employer must provide these benefits. That way, if a person gets injured on the job, they can get money regardless of who’s at fault.
Worker’s rules and these “no-fault” liability benefits exist to keep employees protected. Benefits get provided in cases like this to lessen the blow to employers and workers.
Also, if an employee suffers burns at work, money can be critical. In that case, the employee may need physical therapy and other assistance to survive. And most of the time, a burn victim remains in no condition to work.
Employers must provide work comp in the Golden State. But it is expensive insurance for your employer to buy you. But in exchange for paying the premium, the company gets protected from first-party liability. So normally, you cannot sue your employer for these injuries unless an extreme case exists.
So in a way, the employer pays it forward. Now they have protection from the costs of a lawsuit for injuries. First and foremost, the company is not liable for your on the job injuries.
Even if they were for careless or negligent, your insurance covers it. So workers collect the compensation benefits. And this, in turn, alleviates fault on your employer. Make sense so far?
In some cases, the employers are legally liable in a first-party case, as discussed above. For example, they may have failed to buy the required insurance policy. Or, your boss may have been reckless, intentionally, or grossly negligent.
But it is vital to consult an experienced attorney.
Beyond that, others may be on the hook discussed below.
Discussing your case with an experienced burn injury lawyer is helpful. So this allows the expert to evaluate your case. And that way, they can see if the employer for liable negligence. Or evidence may lead them to a third-party.
And if this occurs in the workplace, it can be from third-party negligence.
Many ways exist to be burned or scalded at work.
These can include:
This government-mandated insurance does not cover third-party negligence. This strictly gives your employer a no-fault status for worker injuries.
But if third-party negligence is present, that party is liable. That is how you recover compensation for your injuries. This is money damages. These costs include money for pain and suffering.
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Hello I’m Michael Ehline of Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC here today to discuss burn injuries. You know in the 1950s there were fewer than ten hospitals in the United States dedicated to burn injuries. Now there are many more. Our experienced burn injury attorneys could help you find an experienced medical professional to help you get the best care. Andwe can help you recover money damages for your serious burn injuries like water heater burns, acid and chlorine chemical burns, natural gas explosion burns, and other types of burns. Don’t leave money damages on the table. Hire an experienced and aggressive attorney like me. I am an inactive U.S. Marine. And I will fight hard for you. Call me now at (213) 596-9642. Don’t leave money damages on the table. At Ehline Law Firm we make it happen. You’re not just a file with us. You’re also our friend. [Music]
Consult the burn injury lawyers at Ehline Law Firm. Discuss your case with a pro who can explain your legal options. Most of all, acting is vital before hurting your chances of winning. Evidence can disappear, and the witness’s memories can fade. Call (213) 596-9642. Don’t let time run out and use our website contact form if you are too busy to call.