I am looking for advice on what I can do about a somewhat minor injury that had occurred at work. I work for Carrols Corp. in Syracuse, NY. On Wednesday July 10, 2013 I had spilled coffee down the front of myself resulting in first and second degree burns. The majority of the burns are on my foot, and working on my feet all day it will be difficult to go back right away--I've already had some issues with taking the day of and after off. There are blisters and some skin that appears to be 'slid off.' my two main questions are:
•Is this a serious enough injury to be compensated
•Am I eligible even though the injuries were my fault?
Thank you for your time