Defective products, occupational hazards, and other people’s negligence can all lead to burn injuries. The person or business who caused the burn injury is accountable for damages to the sufferer. Even if the injured victim contributed to the accident in some way, he or she may be entitled to partial damages depending on the defendant’s degree of responsibility.
If you were burned as a result of someone else’s negligence, that person should be held liable for your medical expenses. By filing a personal injury claim, you can compel them to do so. However, before filing your claim, you must ensure that you have had a competent doctor prepare a complete treatment plan for you. Doing this ensures that all of your medical expenses are included in your claim and that your compensation will cover all of the treatment you require to recover.
Compensation for a burn injury may include damages for lost wages, medical expenses, and ongoing medical treatment. Victims and their families may be able to collect damages by filing a personal injury case, which may include:
- Health-care costs
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of income potential
- Physical disability, disfigurement, and scarring
- Loss of consortium and appreciation of life’s activities
- Pain and suffering
Types of burn injuries you can file a claim for
Lawyers are aware of the difficulties you’re facing and are prepared to assist you in holding all responsible parties accountable. Experienced burn injury lawyers handle a wide range of burn injury claims, including those involving:
Burns produced by coming into contact with very hot materials are called thermal contact. Anything designed to generate high temperatures, such as an oven or an electric iron, might inflict burns by even the slightest contact. Thermal burns can also be caused by defective items that malfunction and overheat. Because of their high conductivity, heat-generating items with metal surfaces are especially hazardous.
Burns Caused by Chemicals
Chemical burns, also known as caustic burns, occur when a person comes in contact with irritant-containing materials. Ammonia, bleach, car battery acid, and pool chlorinating agents are all common causes of chemical burns.
Electrical burns are more likely to cause subcutaneous damage than chemical or thermal burns. Exposure to electricity can also lead to heart issues, brain trauma, and harm to other organs.
Burns Due to Gas Explosions
A faulty gas heater, gas stove, or gas line can cause a gas explosion. Gas explosions often result in life-changing injuries that never heal entirely.
Burns Due to Automobile Accidents
Burn injuries can occur in car collisions when a vehicle catches fire, a hot beverage is spilled, or gas or oil comes in contact with the body.
Fire-Related Burn Injuries
Direct contact with flames causes about half of all burn injuries. Indoor and outdoor fires, unattended cigarettes, kitchen fires, and fireworks accidents are common causes of these injuries.
Burns Due to Scalding
Scalding accounts for around a third of all burn injuries. Direct contact with steam, spilled coffee, and other hot liquids can cause scalding injuries.
These liquids may reach temperatures above 200 degrees F, causing agonizing burns.
Contact a California Burn Injury Lawyer
The Zucker Law Firm can assist you or a loved one who has suffered a burn injury in an accident that was not your fault. We not only manage all of the legal aspects of your claim, but we can also guarantee that you’re seeking the correct amount of compensation in your claim. To book a free initial consultation, call 951-309-9703 or send us an email using our contact form.