Workplace burns can be dangerous and painful. Because the skin is the largest sensory organ that covers the body, even the smallest burn can leave lasting harm. Unfortunately, the number of burns that occur at the workplace is too high. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an average of 5,000 burn injuries occur every year in the United States. Of those numbers, at least 200 individuals die as a result. Employers and companies have a responsibility to protect their workers. At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we believe that negligent parties should be held accountable for any burn injuries that happen on the job.
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Burn injury risks are most pervasive in work sites such as construction zones, laboratories, plantations, and restaurants, to name a few. Employers should provide their employees with a safe environment and proper gear to prevent any burn injuries from occurring. When they do not adhere to safety regulations, they put everyone at risk. There are a number of ways burns can occur.
Common burns include:
Although no burn injuries are the same, all of them require immediate attention. If not handled carefully, the damage can worsen. There are four different levels of burns that affect the body.
The four levels of burn injuries are:
Burn injuries on the job can be extremely painful and detrimental to one’s quality of life. OSHA sets standards and regulations to prevent such harm from occurring. However, not all employers adhere to what is required of them, leading to damage. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact our New York City workers’ compensation attorneys today.
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