Can I Get Compensation for a Burn?

If you suffered a burn injury, you may be entitled to significant compensation. As with all legal claims, applicable statutes of limitations apply, so it is important to contact the experienced burn injury attorneys at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION as soon as possible. Our law firm has numerous, multi-million dollar burn and catastrophic injury recoveries for our clients.

Burns can be caused by a variety of factors, including residential and commercial fires, defective household devices and products such as kitchen appliances, heating pads, space heaters, beauty products, flammable clothing, children’s products and candles, as well as from chemicals, steam, fire and hot liquids.

Depending upon the cause and nature of the burn, you may be entitled to recover monetary compensation from an individual or entity that was careless or negligent resulting in an injury to you. Generally, the liability of another person or business, and the type of damages suffered by you, determines the type of compensation that you may be entitled to recover. For example, if you were injured as the result of a burn from a defective heating pad or a chemical burn from a beauty product, you may be entitled to compensation. It is important to hold on to any product or device that has caused a burn injury.

The type of compensation that you may recover from a burn injury can include: (1) actual damages that you have suffered, such as medical bills and lost wages; and (2) “general” damages, such as emotional trauma, physical pain and disfigurement (for example, scars). Burn injuries can be very painful and cause long term effects such as scarring, constant pain, mobility issues, emotional trauma and an impact on one’s immune health. Burns can impact more than the skin. An injured person’s nerves, muscles, bones and blood vessels may be effected as well.

As to the type of burn injury, these include first degree burns, second degree burns and third-degree burns, which are based upon the deepness and severity of the burn’s penetration of the skin. Third degree burns can be life threatening and are the most serious. First and second-degree burns can also cause significant pain and potential disfigurement. There may be a rehabilitation process for more serious burns, which can include hospitalization, surgery, skin grafts, plastic surgery, medication, fluids, wound care, follow-up doctor visits and therapy.

The actual amount of a potential monetary recovery would depend upon the nature of the injury and the potential liability of another person or business. The responsible person or party that caused you to suffer a burn injury, may include a company that designed, manufactured, marketed and / or sold a defective or dangerous product.

Have You Suffered from a Catastrophic or Serious Burn Injury? Contact Us Today.

Burn injury cases and product liability cases can be complex and complicated since there may be multiple parties to hold liable for negligence. At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, our experienced Los Angeles burn injury and product liability attorneys can sort through the details of your case and start the process of pursuing negligent people and companies that caused your burn injuries while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

Our team has a long record of success in burn injury cases, and we have recovered well over a half billion dollars for our clients. Learn how we can help you, too.

Call Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation at (866) 884-1717 to schedule a free consultation.