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Workers’ Comp Benefits for Burns and Disfigurement

Justin Wraight

Workers’ Comp Benefits for Burns and Disfigurement

A burn is a very common work injury—and yet many employees don’t realize that workers’ compensation is available to them. Workmans’ comp provides benefits not only for burns, but also for other types of work injuries leading to disfigurement. If you have scars or skin damage from a previous work injury and you never filed a claim, it’s not too late to get assistance.

As attorneys who specialize in workers’ comp, we’ve seen it time and time again: Employees consider their work injury to be minor enough that they can “tough it out.” They go back to work right away so that they don’t miss a paycheck—and they avoid going to the doctor because of medical bills.

But it’s not about telling yourself, “I feel good enough”; it’s about getting the care you need and deserve. A burn, or other similar work injury, should receive the proper treatment to ensure that your skin heals. A visit to your physician, follow up care, and compensation for time away from work all may very well be covered by law. That’s exactly why the Workers’ Compensation Act exists—to help employees like you. You just need someone by your side to help guide you through the process and fight for your rights. With of team of 25 attorneys, who’ve won more than $275m in awards and settlements, Oxner + Permar is the leading workers’ compensation firm in the state of North Carolina.

Our team of attorneys dedicated specifically to workers’ compensation has won more than $275m in awards and settlements for our clients.