Burn injuries can happen anywhere and at any time. For example, perhaps your child was at school and an accident happened in the chemistry lab, causing a chemical burn. Perhaps you were driving to work and the gas tank of your car caught fire following a minor fender-bender. Maybe your husband or wife was working in a factory and an explosion happened.
Seeking immediate medical care for burn injuries is essential because these kinds of injuries are at high risk of complications. Many people with serious burns contract fatal infections. Also, scars from burn injuries can leave lifetime disfigurements. The problem is that this kind of medical care is often more expensive than anyone can afford, so what can burn victims do to get the help they need?
Sometimes, a personal injury claim can help individuals seek financial compensation to pay their medical recoveries. For example, if a burn injury was caused by another party’s negligence, then the injured person may have a viable claim for damages. At-fault parties might include a negligent employer, a negligent school, a negligent automaker or a negligent automobile driver.
At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, we help people pursue all manner of personal injury claims and we have extensive experience representing people with burn injuries. If such a claim is successfully navigated, injured parties may be able to get money to pay for reconstructive plastic surgery, money for pain and suffering, money for medical care and money for temporary or permanent disability. In addition, spouses of those who suffered burn injuries may have the ability to pursue claims relating to loss of consortium, loss of companionship and other claims for damages.