Effects of Burn Injuries
When young children are old enough to learn about environmental dangers, one of the first things that most parents teach them is that they must avoid playing with fire or touching a hot stove because of the risk of burns. But some occupations that those same children will enter as they grow into adulthood will require them to work in close proximity to either open flame, sources of intense heat, or hot surfaces. Burns sustained in the workplace can leave an employee in need of intensive medical care and may even permanently affect his or her ability to meet expected work demands.
Fortunately, Iowa workers who are victims of burns in the workplace or in the course of executing work-related duties are entitled to seek workers’ compensation benefits for those injuries. Contact the Des Moines burn injury lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case
Treating Burn Injuries
Burns require immediate assessment and treatment to determine what the full course of treatment and prognosis will be. Delayed response can endanger the life of a burn victim because of the substantial risk of infections and shock from the pain. Some of the potential adverse effects of burn injuries include:
- Severe pain and blistering
- Life-threatening infections
- Permanent loss of sensation in the affected area
- Damage to bones, muscles, and connective tissues
- Painful skin graft surgeries
- Disfigurement and loss of self-esteem
You deserve fair compensation for your occupational injuries. Workers’ compensation benefits will typically cover the cost of medical care and a portion of the income lost due to the injury you have sustained. To learn more, contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C., at 877-327-2600.