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Burn Injuries

When burn injuries leave you unable to work, New Port Richey attorney Joseph Rooth helps you get the benefits you deserve.

Serious burns can happen in a variety of ways and are one of the most painful and potentially life-threatening types of injuries. They can result in short- and long-term disabilities that prevent you from working or engaging in your usual activities. In this situation, the Rooth Law Firm provides the trusted guidance and professional legal representation you need. Since 1994, our New Port Richey Social Security disability and workers’ compensation attorney has been helping people with burn injuries get the benefits they deserve.

Common Types of Burn Injuries in Cases We Represent

Burn injuries can occur due to direct contact with hot surfaces, flames, or electrical currents. They can also result due to exposure to the sun, radiation, or harsh and hazardous chemicals. Even a seemingly minor burn injury can have major consequences in terms of your health. Potentially life-threatening symptoms associated with burn injuries may take days to appear.

Whenever burn injuries happen, it is important to seek medical treatment right away. The Mayo Clinic warns that burns fall into the following categories:

  • First degree burns, which primarily affect the outer layer of skin.
  • Second degree burns, which affect the outer layer and secondary layers of skin, causing swelling, blisters, and severe pain.
  • Third degree burns, which are the most serious type of burn injuries. These penetrate deep under the skin, potentially destroying nerves and causing permanent damage to body parts or organs.

At the Rooth Law Firm, we represent clients who suffer all of the above types of burn injuries. They can occur on the job or while you are engaged in household or recreational activities. Depending on the circumstances involved and the extent of damage, you may be entitled to benefits for burn injuries through a workers’ compensation or Social Security disability claim.

Get the Benefits You Need to Recover from Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can have major impacts on your health, both now and in the years to come. While you focus on your recovery, the Rooth Law Firm focuses on getting you the benefits you deserve. If your burn injuries occur on the job, you may be entitled to benefits through the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation. As an experienced New Port Richey workers’ compensation attorney, we can guide you through the claims process, with the goal of making sure you get the maximum amount to which you are entitled.

If workers’ compensation benefits are unavailable or your burn injuries did not occur on the job, there are other options available. Depending on the situation, we can guide you in filing an application for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Reach Out to Our New Port Richey Burn Injury Attorney Today

When burn injuries leave you suffering short- or long-term disabilities, our New Port Richey workers’ compensation and Social Security disability attorney helps you get the benefits you deserve. To request a consultation with the Rooth Law Firm, call or contact our office online today.