Pursuing Compensation for Burn Injuries and Disfigurement
There are a variety of accidents that can leave you or a loved one suffering from traumatic burn injuries. Burns can be excruciatingly painful, require many months of recovery, and cause disfiguring scars. Severe burn cases can also result in complications that can lead to death. The medical costs from months of hospitalization, repeated surgeries, and rehabilitation can be overwhelming for any family.
Types of Accidents that Can Result in a Burn Injury Include:
In order to ensure that you receive the best quality treatment, it is important that you obtain a fair settlement from the insurance company. Having an attorney on your side is often necessary when fighting a large insurance company for a large compensation package to cover your needs.
Schedule your free consultation with our Long Island burn injury lawyers today when you call (631) 752-8580. We can discuss your case virtually or in our welcoming, newly renovated office.
Types of Burn Injury
Just as different types of accidents can cause burns, there are several different forms burns can take. While we may think of burns as something caused by fire, they can also be caused by other hazards, and the burns that these hazards create may not look like typical fire or heat burns. It’s important to understand that, no matter what caused your burn or what it looks like, you deserve to be compensated for burn injuries that you’ve incurred due to the negligence of another.
Common Burn Types Include:
- Fire and heat burns
- Electrical burns
- Chemical burns
- Friction burns
- Freezer burn
- Radiation burns
Just as there are different types of burns, there are different degrees of burn severity. When you seek medical attention or legal compensation, you will likely hear your burn referred to as a first-, second-, or third-degree burn. These terms describe the depth and severity of your burn, and you can receive different levels of compensation depending on the degree of your burns.
Degrees of Burn Injuries:
- First degree burns only affect the outer layer of skin
- Second-degree burns occur when the underlayer of skin is also damaged and may result in blisters and red, swollen, shiny patches of skin
- Third-degree burns completely destroy two layers of skin, damaging the nerve endings and leading to numbness, and may appear black, brown, white, or yellow instead of red
- Fourth-degree burns are the most life-threatening and destroy not only skin but muscle, tendons, and bone
Monetary Damages for Burn Injuries
When a person has suffered a catastrophic injury, proper medical care will be critical to their recovery. Our firm knows that the exorbitant costs of treatment can cause the accident victim and his or her family considerable stress and financial hardship.
We Will Work to Get You Compensation For:
- Other medical bills
- Home care
- Physical therapy
- Loss of current and future wages
- Pain, suffering, and emotional trauma
Personal injury claims are filed with the negligent party’s insurance carrier. It is not uncommon for an insurance company to offer inadequate compensation or discount the merits of a claim. If this should occur, our legal team will be prepared to take the matter to court and fight for your rights to damages.
You Can Receive Compensation for Your Suffering
When a burn injury is caused by another person’s negligence, the victim is often entitled to personal injury compensation. The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. is a highly respected law office that protects the rights of accident victims and helps them obtain monetary damages for their injuries. If you or a loved one were burned in an accident that wasn’t your fault, please contact us immediately.
A Long Island burn injury attorney at our firm can review your case and discuss your legal options regarding injury compensation. We understand how serious and life-changing this type of accident can be and will do everything possible to compassionately guide you through recovery of damages for your losses.
We have successfully fought for victims of accidents on Long Island and the surrounding areas of Suffolk, Nassau, and Queens for more than forty years, and we are prepared to fight for you as well. Get in touch with us today to get started with a free consultation.
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We are committed to getting you the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have sustained. We are determined to fight for you. We have a no recovery, no fee policy, so you don’t pay unless we win.
- You Will Not Pay Us Unless We Win Your Case
- Our Firm is Backed By Trial Success & Client Satisfaction
- We Will Review Your Personal Injury Claim For Free
- We Have Over 150 Years of Combined Legal Experience
Thousands of Successful Cases and Hundreds of Successful Trials
When you’re the victim of a burn injury, you deserve to take all the time you need to recover. Let the experienced Long Island burn injury attorneys at The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Our family law firm has 2 generations and over 150 years of combined experience, and we’ve been a part of the Long Island legal community for over 45 years. In our careers, we’ve won thousands of cases, including hundreds of court cases, and millions of dollars in damages and compensation for our clients.