Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. has represented countless burn victims and thus, our attorneys know how difficult and devastating burn injuries can be. Burn injury victims may suffer from chronic physical pain and require extensive medical care to treat their injuries. They also frequently suffer significant emotional pain due to scarring and disfigurement. Severe burns can cause permanent impairment and disability, as well.
Some burn injuries are the result of unfortunate accidents that could not have been prevented. Other times, however, burn injuries are the result of someone’s negligent or reckless conduct. If you have suffered serious burn injuries due to someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Many burn injuries, especially 2nd and 3rd degree burns, require extensive medical treatment and pain management. Corrective surgeries, such as skin grafting, may be necessary when burns result in scarring and disfigurement. Severe burn injuries can be debilitating. In these cases, patients require physical therapy and rehabilitation to improve function and gain back their independence.
Doctors and other medical professionals know that patients suffering from severe burns are at a heightened risk of developing an infection due to missing protective layers of skin. Medical professionals have a duty to not only treat your burns but also to provide appropriate preventive and follow up care. If you sustained injuries from an infection due to substandard medical care, you might be entitled to compensation under a medical malpractice claim.
See below for some common accidents that result in burn injuries.
As mentioned above, when our attorneys pursue your claim, they will seek maximum compensation, which includes compensation for future damages and expenses related to your injuries. Medical experts will evaluate your injuries and provide opinions as to what types of ongoing and future medical care you will need.
In addition to medical bills and future medical expenses, you may also be entitled to recover for lost wages, loss of earning capacity, property damage, pain and suffering, including emotional damages. When accidents lead to fatal burn injuries, surviving family members may be able to recover compensation under a wrongful death claim. Compensation can include loss of financial support, funeral expenses, loss of inheritance, and loss of parental guidance.
If you or a loved one has suffered severe burn injuries in an accident caused by someone’s wrongful conduct, contact a personal injury attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. to schedule a free consultation. Our New York City personal injury attorneys will discuss your accident and evaluate your claim and potential recovery options.