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Atlanta Burn Injury Attorney2020-10-06T15:33:24-04:00

Atlanta Burn Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one suffers a burn injury at work, it can cause various economic and other problems for you and your family. Most Georgia workers get burn injuries while working do qualify for workers’ compensation benefits and should talk to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to find out how to properly file their claim.

What Types of Burn Injuries Happen in Georgia Workplaces?

While at work in Georgia, there are many ways you could suffer a burn injury which include thermal, electrical, and chemical. If you work in an industrial or manufacturing job in Georgia, you more than likely come into contact with hazardous materials and machinery that could cause you to be burned.

The most common burns are characterized by:

  1. Thermal Burns: If you are injured by exposure to steam, flash, hot liquids over 115 degrees, or flames, these would be considered thermal burns. Additionally, contact burns with surfaces that are hot can be quite deep.
  2. Electrical Burns: As you know, electricity will follow the path of least resistance, and it’s likely that you could be injured as AC or DC current travels through your body tissues. External and internal burns can result from electricity and may be classified as thermal burns if at extremely high temperatures.
  3. Radiological Burns: A radiological burn is caused by being exposed to alpha, beta, or gamma forms of radiation. These types of burns are not common, but when they occur, you will need some type of decontamination to stop your burn injury from becoming worse.
  4. Chemical Burns: Chemical burns are normally caused by a strong acid or alkali substance. In addition, chemical burns can damage your skin with or without heat. What causes chemical burns to be very serious and severe is that they can continue to cause damage until the chemical is inactivated or washed away completely.

With these types of burns medical attention is needed immediately because they can affect the inside of your body even if your skin doesn’t appear to be damaged.

What Is the Classification of Burn Severity?

Burns are classified as being first, second, and third degrees. The third degree is the most severe. While it’s possible to be burned to a degree higher than the third degree, you probably wouldn’t survive it.

  1. First Degree Burns: These are generally superficial, which means they will only affect the outer layer of your skin such as a severe sunburn. They can be painful. Using an antibiotic ointment and pain reliever should bring you some relief.
  2. Second Degree Burns: A second degree burn occurs if the burn reaches more than just the top layer of your skin. They can blister and can be either red or white. Second degree burns should be kept clean and bandaged in a proper manner.
  3. Third Degree Burns: A third degree burn will go through all the layers of your skin to the tissues below. These are the most severe type of burns, and generally are not painful because your nerves have been damaged. You should never treat a third degree burn at home, but rather seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Who Is Most At Risk for Workplace Burns in Georgia?

Almost any type of worker could be burned while at work. However, if you work in a field that involve cooking, high temperature material or equipment, or chemicals that are flammable, you run a higher risk of being burned.

People such as firefighters, restaurant workers, plant and manufacturing employees, electricians, and laboratory researchers all would be exposed to being burned on a daily basis.

Do I Need A Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

Thousands of Georgia workers are at a high risk of being burned at their workplace every day. If you are a Georgia worker who has been burned while at work, you may require assistance to file your workers’ compensation claim, which means you need the help of a qualified Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer.

Please contact the Georgia workers’ compensation lawyers at the Gearhart Law Group so you can talk to a skilled and experienced lawyer who will outline your legal options.

 

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I got injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company became overwhelming mainly because I needed surgery and they would not respond to my calls or emails. I researched local attorneys and decided to choose Gearhart Law Group mainly because it was smaller, I liked the information I read and I felt I might get more individual attention. It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time. Beth Gearhart made me feel as though I were her only client. She responded to my emails immediately, every time. She explained the whole process from the beginning and everything unfolded exactly as she explained it would. The process took time but I received the surgery I needed and in the end was very surprised by the large financial settlement I received due to Ms. Gearhart’s expertise. I highly recommend Gearhart Law Group.

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I got injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company became overwhelming mainly because I needed surgery and they would not respond to my calls or emails. I researched local attorneys and decided to choose Gearhart Law Group mainly because it was smaller, I liked the information I read and I felt I might get more individual attention. It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time. Beth Gearhart made me feel as though I were her only client. She responded to my emails immediately, every time. She explained the whole process from the beginning and everything unfolded exactly as she explained it would. The process took time but I received the surgery I needed and in the end was very surprised by the large financial settlement I received due to Ms. Gearhart’s expertise. I highly recommend Gearhart Law Group.

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2018-05-16T13:29:37-04:00

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From the moment I called Beth, I knew I had made the right decision. She returned my initial phone call very promptly and was sensitive to my case and situation. I had an injury in Georgia, but live in New York so the case was complicated and unique. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable about Georgia Workers Compensation laws which is what I needed assistance with. I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

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From the moment I called Beth, I knew I had made the right decision. She returned my initial phone call very promptly and was sensitive to my case and situation. I had an injury in Georgia, but live in New York so the case was complicated and unique. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable about Georgia Workers Compensation laws which is what I needed assistance with. I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

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