Burn Injury (2024)

Editorial Team


Reviewed By Adam Ramirez, J.D.


Experiencing a burn injury, even one that appears minor, can lead to lasting adverse effects, and severe burns can profoundly change your life. When such injuries result from another's negligence, pursuing compensation is the next step.

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Legal Help for Burn Victims

In the aftermath of a burn injury, where another party's fault is evident, securing the services of a skilled burn injury lawyer can be crucial. These legal professionals are adept at assisting victims in claiming rightful compensation from those responsible. ConsumerShield stands ready to connect affected individuals with premier burn injury attorneys, providing essential resources and guidance along the way.

Understanding Burn Injuries Eligible for Compensation

Burn injuries encompass a range of types and severities, from superficial burns needing only basic care to critical ones necessitating extensive medical intervention and potentially leading to long-term impairment or disfigurement. Key varieties of burns that often give rise to legal claims include:

  • Thermal Burns: These are caused by exposure to fire, hot surfaces, steam, or scalding liquids, causing skin and tissue damage.
  • Chemical Burns: Exposure to harsh chemicals, such as acids or solvents, can result in significant tissue harm and acute pain.
  • Electrical Burns: Contact with electrical currents can cause deep tissue damage and may lead to severe complications, including cardiac arrest.
  • Radiation Burns: These burns arise from exposure to ionizing radiation sources, including medical treatments or accidents, and can have grave long-term health consequences.
  • Friction Burns: Often seen in accidents that involve skin abrasion against rough surfaces, these burns can occur from road accidents or contact with machinery.
  • Scald Burns: Resulting from contact with hot liquids or steam, these burns are common in both domestic and industrial settings.

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Potential Compensation in Burn Injury Cases

Success in a burn injury lawsuit can lead to compensation covering:

  • Medical expenses incurred and future medical care
  • Lost earnings during recovery
  • Pain and suffering endured
  • Disfigurement and related psychological impacts
  • Loss of consortium and life quality

The exact compensation amount will largely depend on the specifics of your case.

What Can a Burn Injury Attorney Do For Me?

If you have a legitimate claim for a burn injury, a ConsumerShield lawyer will be able to thoroughly prepare for your case and fight for your claim. Your attorney will know how to deal with insurance companies, analyze the evidence, bring in relevant witnesses and experts, negotiate a settlement, etc.

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