Burn Injury Lawyers
Regardless of the cause of a burn injury, the physical and psychological scars last a lifetime. An experienced burn injury lawyer can help get you compensated, not only for your pain and suffering, but also to cover overwhelming medical bills and lost wages.
Have You or a Loved One Suffered Serious Burn Injuries?
Apartment fires, workplace injuries, and electrical burns are just a few of the ways our past clients have sustained burn injury claims. Unfortunately, in most cases, the injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence and could have been avoided. If you’re wondering whether or not you have a case when it comes to your own burn injuries, contact Washington Law Center today.
Do I Have A Case?
How Do Burn Injuries Affect Peoples’ Lives?
Burn injuries result in immense pain and can potentially lead to disfigurement, life-threatening infections, and deep emotional distress.
The victim of a burn injury may find themselves out of work for an extended period of time, in which case, the burn victim may be entitled to compensation for their pain, suffering, and lost wages.
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What Are Types of Burn Injury Lawsuits?
What Are Common Types of Burn Injuries?
There are four main types of burns:
- Thermal burns – caused by contact with fire, steam, hot liquids, or other sources of extreme heat
- Light burns – caused by sunlight or ultraviolet light
- Chemical burns – caused by an acid, alkali or chemical explosion
- Radiation burns – caused by contact with nuclear radiation
The three levels of burn severities:
First-Degree Burn: These burns are characterized when burns occupy the top layer of skin with minor inflammation and redness. These burns will usually heal within a week and can be easily treated with topical cream and cool water.
Second-Degree Burn: With these burns the damage goes beyond just the top layer of your skin. The skin may be extremely red and blister. Second-degree burns may take weeks to heal and should be handled and bandaged properly.
Third-Degree Burn: This is the most extreme of three categories of burns. The damage will extend through all layers of skin and can affect your internal organs. The wound will be black or white, dry and have some charring. These burns can cause permanent nerve damage and potentially death. If you have third degree burns, you need to seek emergency medical treatment immediately.
What If My Landlord Was Negligent and I Suffered Burn Injuries?
Landlords who avoid their duties to their tenants are often the cause of fires that result in burn injuries. State and federal laws dictate how landlords and property managers must help protect tenants from fires and the potential risks of a fire. Rules about smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and more are in place to help prevent fires and therefore preventing injuries from fire.
Despite these laws being in place, many landlords and property managers blatantly ignore them. They fail to comply with government regulations, parent company policies and procedures for fire safety. If your property manager was negligent in following fire safety laws, they can be held responsible for any burn injuries that have occurred from a fire.
What if a Defective Product is the Cause of My Burn Injury?
In certain circumstances, the negligence of a landlord isn’t the main culprit behind a fire or injury. The cause could be from a serious defect in a product that was intended to protect your family in case of a fire.
Certain types of smoke protectors have come under scrutiny for failing to detect fires in a reasonable amount of time. These are often the cheapest type to purchase and they are often found in the homes after deadly house fires. These detectors have been known to take up to 30 minutes longer to sound an alarm and alert a family of a fire. There are even states that have banned these types of smoke detectors. In other cases, the defect of a product itself could be the cause of a fire. Because these situations are complicated, it’s best to contact a lawyer who has experience with these types of cases.
How Much Does A Burn Injury Lawyer Cost?
There’s a misconception that personal injury lawyers cost too much money and that you can’t afford one. Washington Law Center is different. We do not get paid upfront and we don’t charge you unreasonable fees before any work has been done. Unless we get you compensated in your personal injury case, there are no lawyer fees.
What Is My Burn Injury Claim Worth?
No two burn injury cases are the same. It is important to find an experienced attorney who puts in the work to learn and understand all the details of your case before giving you a number or making false promises to you and your loved ones. Washington Law Center is committed to results and always has your best interest in mind.
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Recent Case Results From Injury Clients
$1,000,000 – Man Injured by a Forklift (2018)
Settlement for a man injured by a forklift along with L&I benefits with the potential to receive life-long benefits.
$900,000 – Elevator Accident Causes Life-long Injuries (2019)
Settlement plus significant L&I benefits for victim and her spouse after an elevator injury causing life-long injuries.
OVER $100 MILLION AWARDED TO OUR CLIENTS BY VERDICT, SETTLEMENT, INJURY PENSION OR JUDGMENT