Burn Injuries are the damage to the skin or deeper tissues caused by sun, hot liquids, fire, electricity or chemicals. Severe burns can damage bodily functions that aren’t directly connected to the affected area. Our skin isn’t just a covering; it’s helps to regulate body temperature and hydration, keeps out disease and performs numerous other functions. When a significant percentage of skin is badly damaged, victims may have to fight for their lives against diseases, severe dehydration and other threats. Severe burns destroy hair follicles, sweat glands, skin elasticity and other functions.
Burn injuries can result from negligence, defective products, fires, hot liquid scalds, gas explosions, occupational accidents, laser treatments, electrical burns and other causes.
To recover compensation for your burn injury under the legal theory of negligence, you must show that the person who caused the burn acted carelessly. Negligence law applies to virtually every personal injury action, and requires the plaintiff to first establish that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care and the that the defendant failed to meet that standard.
Compensation for Burn Injuries:
- Economic Damages – like current medical bills and future medical bills, Loss of pay, etc.,
- Non Economic Damages – compensation for physical pain and sufferings.
- Punitive Damages – Punishing the person liable for the incident.
Workplace Burns – Employee suffer from burn injuries due to the negligence of the employer in the maintenance of machines and equipments.
Explosions – This is one of the most severe burn injuries and can even cause death.
Burn Injuries from Entrapment – Individuals injured or killed in fires may be victims of being trapped by someone else’s failure to care for a property or maintain adequate fire exits.
Automobile Accident – Many car accidents results in car fire due to defective part of the vehicle manufacturer.
A burn injury victim may face expensive medical bills and burdensome insurance paperwork following the accident. Schatten Law Firm helps to recover compensation for your injuries and deal with insurance companies on your behalf.
In some cases, we are able to secure a settlement even before lawsuit goes to trial.