Workplace injuries are always a significant concern for workers who worry they will be punished for the accident or even fired if they are unable to work due to the injury. And there are always added concerns about how to pay your household bills and living expenses if you are not working and bringing in an income. But when the injury you suffer is a burn, there can be even more reasons to worry. Not only are burns extremely painful, but they can easily become infected, requiring an even more extended recovery period.
So the first thing you should think about when you suffer a burn while at work is seeking the appropriate medical care. Getting the burn examined by a doctor and then following their recommendations for treatment and protecting the injury is vital to healing as quickly as possible to return to your job. In addition, if you have concerns about being fired from your job or are having trouble getting information about how to secure and use your worker’s comp benefits, the team at DTLA Law Group is here to help.
Our staff of worker’s compensation lawyers will provide the information you need about accessing your benefits from worker’s compensation and your rights and protections as an injured employee. We are here 24/7 to quickly get the answers you need to ensure you can get the required medical treatment for your workplace burn. And we offer free consultations with a worker’s comp burn injury lawyer to ensure you understand your rights and how to use the benefits you are entitled to through worker’s comp. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office today to discuss your workplace burn incident and how the DTLA Law Group staff can assist you in getting the care you need.
You Are Entitled To Emergency Medical Care For A Workplace Burn Injury
When you think about suffering a burn, you imagine touching something that is hot and having the item burn your skin. But that is only one type of burn you might suffer. There are many different ways you could suffer a burn; several of them can do more damage to your body than simply damaging the skin in the contact area.
So it is essential for all burn victims to seek a complete medical examination of their burn. Remember, as an employee in California, you are covered under worker’s compensation, and your employer cannot deny you access to the services and benefits the program provides. In addition, you are not charged for the medical care you receive in most cases, as the program offers up to one million dollars in medical care coverage per incident. In most cases, you can tell the care provider the burn injury occurred on the job, and they will bill worker’s comp directly, and you will never even see a bill for the care you receive.
Understanding The Various Kinds Of Burns And How They Can Occur
It is crucial for employees to take all burns seriously and get them evaluated by a medical professional. Some of the most common types of workplace burns include:
- Electrical burns can occur when you come into contact with a damaged electrical cord, exposed wiring, or a piece of machinery that is shorted and causes an electrical shock – these burns can be accompanied by a significant shock that can alter the function of the heart and could be life-threatening
- Burns from overheated water are common in many jobs and can often be attributed to a malfunctioning water heater or other devices that are used to heat water in industrial applications – hot liquid burns can cover the body quickly, causing extensive damage and pain
- Burns from overheated equipment are very common in manufacturing facilities and can result in severe damage if clothing or other materials melt over the skin, intensifying the injuries
- Chemical burns are very common in almost every workplace setting, from office building cleaning products to industrial environments that use chemicals in cleaning or production processes – these burns can damage the exterior skin on your body, or vapors can injure the lungs, eyes, nose, or internal organs
Complications From Severe Burns
Sadly, many workplace burn victims fail to understand the consequences of not getting emergency medical care for their burns until it is too late. The result of delayed medical care can alter the rest of your life due to the following:
- A loss of mobility in the area of the burn
- Permanent nerve damage in the burn area
- Severe infections that can become life-threatening
- Skin loss that could require grafts to close the open wound
If you suffer any type or severity of burn while at work, it is vital that you have it immediately evaluated by a medical professional to ensure you have the best potential for a full recovery.
The Time Frame For A Worker’s Comp Burn Claim
Injured workers have only 30 days from the date of their burn to open a claim with worker’s compensation. If you do not contact worker’s comp in that time, your claim for the burn injury and treatment will be denied. However, contacting the worker’s comp claims department as soon as possible is always best to ensure your claim is opened and moving forward. It will take time to process and could delay your benefits longer than necessary if you wait to open the claim.
Your employer should also contact worker’s comp after you notify them of the injury. However, if your employer or supervisor is unwilling to contact the insurance provider and open the claim, you can do it yourself or contact the staff at DTLA Law Group for assistance.
What Is The Value Of My Worker’s Compensation Burn Injury?
The value of each worker’s comp acclaim varies based on the expenses and losses of the victim. As mentioned earlier, the program will pay up to one million dollars for all of your medical care and costs related to the burn injury. These expenses must be verifiable with invoices or receipts from the care providers.
If you are unable to return to work while the burn injury heals, you could be eligible for up to 66% of your regular income to be paid to you by worker’s compensation. The program staff will contact your employer to verify your typical weekly income and pay you no more than 66% of that amount until you are cleared to return to work.
You Could Have Another Option To Obtain Compensation
In most cases, workplace injury victims are prevented from filing a civil lawsuit against their employer for any workplace injuries. Worker’s comp insurance provides that protection to employers while providing medical care and partial wage replacement to the employee. However, if there is gross negligence involved by your employer that was demonstrated to have caused your burn injuries, you might have grounds for a civil lawsuit.
The staff at DTLA Law Group will evaluate the circumstances of your burn injury and advice you if it appears that employer gross negligence could have caused your injuries. If you are able to file a claim against your employer, it could include any lost wages that were not paid by worker’s comp, an amount for pain and suffering, punitive damages, and the replacement value of any personal property that was destroyed in the incident. In addition, your legal fees for the workplace burn injury lawsuit could be included in your claim.
The Statute Of Limitations On A Civil Lawsuit
If you have grounds to file a claim against your employer in civil court, the case must be filed within two years of the injury. If you do not have the lawsuit filed in that time, you will lose your right to seek any additional compensation for the burn injuries you suffered. The staff at DTLA Law Group will work with you in every way possible to ensure your workplace burn claim is filed long before the Statute of Limitations expires.
The Added Value Of Hiring DTLA Law Group To Represent You
Most personal injury victims face significant financial challenges after being injured. They cannot work, receive substantial medical bills, and cannot pay their everyday living expenses. So they worry they cannot afford quality legal services to secure the settlement, verdict, or worker’s comp benefits they deserve.
However, DTLA Law Group has a solution for these issues. Our payment policy never requires any upfront payment out of your pocket. Instead, we only get paid after completing our work and getting you a settlement or verdict to pay your bills, including your legal fees. This policy takes a tremendous amount of stress off of you so that you can focus on healing and getting back to your normal life. And if we fail to win your case, you owe us nothing. So you cannot have more legal debt than when you hired DTLA Law Group to handle your legal matter.
Don’t hesitate to contact the DTLA Law Group to discuss the details of your workplace burn injury and how we can help you get the worker’s comp benefits owed to you for your injuries. In addition, we will inform you if you have grounds to file a civil lawsuit due to your employer’s gross negligence that resulted in your burn injuries and losses.
Why Is Heli Skiing So Dangerous?
People are injured or killed by heli skiing activities, because of the nature of the sport. The action of heli skiing will involve skiing or snowboarding in the remote backcountry areas of a mountain to experience snow that no one has probably skied on before. It will be a seriously risky and hazardous adventure, that can be marred with dangerous conditions, including:
- Fatal falling into crevices
- Collisions with trees and other stationery objects
Adventurous individuals and thrill seekers will jump at the chance to go heli skiing. Individuals who are dreaming of trekking on snow no one has skied on before, and traversing in back country terrain will pursue the extreme sport of heli skiing. These skiers will risk everything to be able to ski at some of the world’s most sought after locations, and they will also risk their lives for there are seriously deadly hazards and risks of death involved with the sport of heli skiing.
What Are the Typical Risks of Heli Skiing?
The typical risks of heli skiing are some of the same risks of skiing, only worse. The typical hazards that can befall heli skiers include:
- Avalanches coming off of a mountain burying a skier
- Hitting a tree well
- Going off of a cliff
- Falling into a glacier crevasse
- Hitting a buried natural obstacle
- Going into challenging travel conditions
- Experiencing an unintended fall off of a cliff
- Getting stuck in a freak blizzard
- Head injuries that lead to fatal coma
The risks of heli skiing in backcountry areas will always be there, and a heli skier will need to always weigh those risks before heading out to ski from a helicopter. Many times, there is no one on the ground to verify the safety of the conditions, before the person exits the helicopter to begin a downhill skiing run.
Why Are the Helicopter Skiing Guides Responsible for Your Safety When You Are Heli Skiing?
A helicopter skiing guide is responsible for you, if you pay the guide to take you to a heli skiing location and help you exit the helicopter – that individual is responsible to ensure your safety at all stages of your extreme sporting trip. This means that the heli skiing guide needs to understand and know how to read and identify dangerous conditions on the snow mountain that you are skiing, and you will have put your trust, albeit your life, in the hands of the heli skiing guide. If you are injured on a heli skiing extreme sporting trip, the heli skiing guide, the guide company and possibly other parties will be responsible for paying you for your losses, damages, personal injuries and other expenses related to your heli skiing accident case.
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Can I Sue for a Heli Skiing Accident?
Yes, we can sue for a heli skiing accident. You can call us to review your claim, and talk to our Los Angeles case lawyers, who can file a lawsuit on your behalf. It is easy to contact us 24/7, and review your claim with our case attorneys in Los Angeles at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879 today.
Average Case Value of a Heli Skiing Accident
The average case value of a heli ski accident can range from $200,000 to $2 million, depending on your personal injuries. If you have sustained any permanent disability, paralysis or traumatic brain injury, your claim will be at the top end of the scale. If you have broken bones or have had internal injuries, advanced surgeries that need follow up therapies or other long term injuries, your future medical bills will be estimated to include in the final recovery compensation package to settle your claim. We won’t know what your final settlement and average case value for your claim will be, until we are able to sit down with you and fully discuss your claim. If that makes sense, you can call our law office today, to talk to our knowledgeable attorneys right now, about your heli ski accident case values.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?
It can take 4-7 months to settle your claim for a heli ski accident. Your final settlement will depend on the losses, personal injuries and other expenses that you have incurred related to this claim.
Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years.
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