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Burn Injuries at Work?

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Thousands of burn injuries occur in the workplace each year. They’re unexpected, instant and often produce long-lasting damages. Burns are painful and can produce scarring and disfigurement. Sometimes they’re not visible on the skin immediately, which leads to employers not receiving proper treatment.

If you’ve sustained burns on the job, we’re here to help you explore your options.

Chemical Burns

Prior, Criner & Edwards Attorneys represent work injury cases involving chemical burns. It’s one of the most frequent types of burns caused at the workplace and must be taken seriously by both worker and employer. Chemical burns occur when soft tissue (eyelids, skin and organs) is exposed to corrosive substances, including acids, solvents, bases, oxidizers and thinning agents. They develop through direct contact or through inhalation. Some chemicals absorb into the skin and have noticeable effects while others don’t show signs of damage until minutes or hours later.

In addition to burns, chemicals can also cause throat injuries, lung damage, and though not common, neurological injuries (brain damage).

If you suffer from a chemical burn or chemical exposure workplace accident, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. You may also be qualified to file a lawsuit depending on where the chemical exposure came from and who controlled the job site where the accident occurred.

Report your exposure to your supervisor as soon as possible and get medical treatment. Then, contact our lawyers at Prior, Criner & Edwards Attorneys. We’ll make sure you’re not left with financial and long-term injury problems.

Treatment of a burn victim

Burn Ratings

  • First Degree Burn: only damages the outer layer of skin. Though the least serious of burns, it can cause pain, redness and discomfort.
  • Second Degree Burn: damages the outer and second layer of skin. Blisters and possible scarring can result on top of pain and redness.
  • Third Degree Burn: can potentially destroy nerves and is extremely painful. Third degree burns sometimes produce waxy, white or leathery skin.
  • Fourth Degree Burn: absorbed deep into the skin, causing nerve damage and charred muscles and bones.  Fourth degree burns are often fatal.

Call today for a free consultation and explore your options - (910) 341-3202

Our Attorneys

Our attorneys specialize in workman's comp, personal injury, and dispute resolution services.

We have have a long history of building long-term client relationships founded on trust and mutual respect.


Frank Prior - Attorney

Frank Prior

With over 25 years of experience in civil litigation and thousands of cases mediated, Frank specializes in the fields of workers compensation and personal injury law.

Sherman Lee Criner - Attorney

Sherman Lee Criner

Sherman is Licensed to Practice Law in North and South Carolina. He has extensive education in law and the mediation practice, professional experience and impressive memberships in many noteworthy political, civic and business organizations.

Ashley Edwards - Attorney

Ashley M. Edwards

Ashley is a NC attorney and certified mediator in North and South Carolina, Ashley has represented hundreds of clients and mediated thousands of cases for attorneys, insurance carriers and private companies. 

Client Feedback

“These guys are awesome and care about their clients very much. I would suggest anyone hurt on the job to contact them. Cannot express my appreciation enough to them!"

Trevor P.

“Ashley Edwards genuinely cares about his clients and holds himself to the highest standards in all of his professional interactions. I am happy to recommend him to anyone who needs help navigating the workers compensation process."

Patrick H.

“Ashley has been practicing compensation law in the greater Wilmington area for 15+ years. I have often turned to him for advice and counsel. He knows the law, is trustworthy, listens to his clients, and fights to do the right thing for them. He is my first call!"

Channing E.

“Mr Edwards made my case feel like it was his most important case. He is so caring and attentive."

Renee M.

“This was the first and only law firm I contacted after being injured. Everyone there has been on point concerning my case and extremely professional. I highly recommend contacting workers comp first if injured. It will be as if it's the most important case they have and they will not disappoint. Thank you to the entire team."

Stephen H.

“Wonderful Experience under difficult circumstances. They helped me understand my rights and options under the law. Mr. Edwards took the time to help and meet with me whenever I had questions. He is highly recommended for his expert advice and service. "

Ashley M.

“This is the place to go if you get hurt on the job Ashley and his paralegal Janet are really nice and super easy to talk to and they take the time to really listen to your problems and get you the help you need and deserve."

Anthony R.

“They came out took out time to listen very smart he knows what he's talking about he heard me out and took my case under difficult sircumstances and i highly advise this is the law firm to consider."

Marlo C.

“Sherman is one of the best mediators that I know---he is extremely proficient in Workers' Compensation Law and he is an outstanding communicator. I give Sherman my highest rating!"

Peer Review - Lawyers.com

“Great Experience with a caring lawyer who took the time to actually meet with me. He handled my case to the end and explained everything. Highly recommended."


“Ashley is very knowledgeable and relatable to his clients, to opposing counsel, and to all parties when acting as mediator. "

Peer Review - Lawyers.com

“Ashley didn't always tell me what I wanted to hear but he always told me the truth. He is very knowledgeable and professional... I would highly recommend Ashley if you feel the need to hire an attorney. "


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