Third Degree Burns
June 4, 2007 6:56am CST
One of the guys in my department got third degree burns on his nose, ears and back of hands. He has been out of work now for a month and called me on Friday and told him he needs another two weeks. He is not getting skin graphs, nor did the burns get infected. I feel that the time he is taking off is a little excessive and is disrupting the entire department. Does anyone have experience with this type of burn, how long is the recovery with no graphs or infection?
• United States
4 Jun 07
If you think he's just trying to milk the system, ask him to provide a note from his doctor stating that it's necessary that he remains away from work for two more weeks. If he can't do that, require him to report for work as previously expected.