Burn Injury Survivors Often Require Compensation To Recover
The American Burn Association conducted a five-year study that determined that burn injuries are a leading cause of unintentional death and injury in the U.S. Almost 500,000 people went to emergency rooms due to burns. Most are treated and released. However, many suffer injuries that change their lifestyle forever.
Most burn victims are hurt in their homes, including apartment renters. The second most common place for burn injuries is the workplace. In any situation that led to burn injuries, you might be able to legally recover money to help you return to your life. Call the personal injury and burn injury attorneys at Britton Law
Common Causes Of Burn Injury
Burns that happen in a driving accident, at work or even at home, usually happen with little warning. Many could have been prevented if the proper care and preventative measures are taken.
If you have suffered burns, and someone else’s negligence caused your pain, we can work to help you recover the money you need.
These injuries can happen due to:
- Apartment/hotel fires
- Car accidents
- Chemical accidents
- Defective products
- Gas explosions
- Workplace fires
Who Could Be Held Responsible For Burn Injuries?
There could be scarring, contraction (the wound heals by drawing surrounding skin inward, often leading to the loss of movement), nerve damage, abnormal perspiration on the burn surface, and skin discoloration.
People who could be held liable include:
- Product manufacturers if the product they produced was defective
- Apartment/hotel owners and management
- The person/entity who should have known water was too hot
- A company that had negligent employees or when safety measures are not followed
- If you suffered burn at work, you might be able to recover workers’ compensation for medical cost and the loss of pay. You could also have a lawsuit against those responsible.
Recover The Money You Need
If you have a prolonged, semi-permanent or a permanent injury after a burn, you want to make sure you have the money you need to cover both short- and long-term costs. Our legal team is small, but that works to your advantage. You and your case will be our top priority and you will work with us throughout the legal process.