Have you recently suffered a serious burn injury that’s left you in pain and unable to function as you did before? Burns can cause extensive nerve damage and require hospitalization and surgery. Even minor burns can be debilitating. Most of the time these injuries come out of nowhere and can affect anyone from kitchen staff to children playing at home. In fact, each year around 1.1 million burn injuries require medical attention.
If you’re one of these people and feel your injuries were caused by negligence, you need someone to protect your legal rights. By working with a personal injury attorney, you can seek compensation from the party who’s at fault, and ensure you are not overwhelmed by financial hardships. Your attorney can evaluate the events of the accident and navigate the legal process on your behalf.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may require ongoing medical treatment. However, this may not be the only financial loss you incur. The party who’s liable for the accident may also be obligated to compensate you for other things. This is something your attorney will determine when building your case. You may have a legal right to pursue compensation for the following:
When seeking damages for your burn injuries, negligence is the primary basis for your case. Your attorney must prove the accident was caused by the negligent act of a person or business. For example, if your injuries occurred at work and poor or unsafe conditions were a contributing factor, your employer may have a legal responsibility to compensate you for your injuries. If your burns were caused by a defective product, your attorney can pursue compensation from the manufacturer. This often happens when a person receives chemical burns from household products or electrical burns from a faulty appliance.
If you’ve sustained a severe burn injury, you may be living with the scars for the rest of your life. You may also be inundated with medical bills and have to deal with a loss of income. When this happens, you need someone in your corner to protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
At Fetterman & Associates, our burn injury attorneys have years of experience helping victims get the compensation they deserve. Contact us today at (561) 983-4584 to set up a consultation.
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