You may be eligible to file legal action over your burn injury. However, this is something that should be discussed with a licensed attorney because the legal process can be quite complicated. Our Flint burn injury lawyers offer a free legal consultation to discuss whether you may have a valid case. If you do and hire our firm to represent you, there are no upfront fees for our services. Our attorneys do not receive compensation unless our clients receive compensation at the end of the legal process.
… I would definitely recommend Jay Trucks & Associates to anyone because they did great for me…
– S. O’Boyle
For more than 30 years, our firm has recovered over $500 million in compensation representing more than 1,000 clients, including a $400,000 recovery for a 40 year old worker that suffered severe burn injuries to both hands in a worksite gas incident.
Our founder Jay Trucks is a graduate of Central Michigan University and earned his law degree from Detroit College of Law. He is also a member of the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association.
Our phone lines are open 24/7 and there are no upfront fees if we take on your burn injury case.
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Am I Eligible to File a Claim?
Most personal injury claims are based on the legal theory of negligence, which refers to the failure of another party to exercise reasonable care to prevent you from suffering an injury.
For example, maybe a product manufacturer was negligent in designing or manufacturing a product and this directly led to your injury. Another example would be a driver who was speeding or texting, which directly led to your accident. Our Flint burn injury lawyers would also need to show your injuries resulted in damages.
On the other hand, you may have been injured at work. For example, there may have been an explosion or exposed wiring that caused you to suffer a severe burn injury while you were working. In a workers’ compensation claim you do not need to prove someone else is at fault. In fact, you could be at fault and you would still be eligible for compensation if the accident was work-related.
If you suffered a burn injury in a preventable accident, you may have a claim. However, it is difficult to determine if you may have a case without speaking to a qualified lawyer.
We are ready to take your call so you can find out how we may be able to help you.
What is a Burn Injury Claim Worth?
The value of a burn injury claim depends on many factors, particularly the severity of your injury. The longer an injury is expected to affect a victim, the more valuable a claim is likely to be. That is because you may have ongoing medical bills for prescriptions, follow-up treatments, testing, physical therapy and other medical interventions.
Our licensed attorneys have the resources to carefully investigate an accident, your medical records, expenses you have incurred since your injury, and we could consult industry experts if necessary. We know how important compensation is in helping accident victims manage the damages they have suffered.
Damages Available for Burn Injuries
If you were injured on the job, our attorneys may be able to pursue compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. Generally, employers pay for all medical treatment that is reasonable and necessary to treat your injury. If your claim is approved, you may also receive compensation for a portion of wages lost as a result of a partial or total disability that hurts your earning capacity.
After motor vehicle accidents, victims may be able to obtain compensation from the no-fault coverage in their own insurance policy. This compensation covers medical expenses, a portion of lost wages and the cost of hiring help for household services.
If our attorneys are filing a lawsuit, we may be able to pursue compensation for past and future medical expenses and lost wages, along with things like:
- Future lost earning capacity caused by your injury
- Permanent disfigurement and scarring
- Physical pain from your injury
- Emotional suffering (depression, anxiety, lost sleep, etc.)
- Damage to your property
- Exemplary damages
- Lost companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life
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Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Lawyer
Determining an accurate value of a claim is something that our attorneys have done countless times. We understand non-economic compensation (pain and suffering, lost enjoyment of life, etc.) can be just as important as medical expenses. We know compensation does not change what happened, but it can be vital as families and victims try to manage the damages they suffered.
We also have the ability to consult industry experts, such as medical experts and vocational experts, to determine the value of your damages.
We want you to be focused on medical treatment of your injuries. We are prepared to manage insurance claims, legal filings, settlement negotiations, trial preparation, and the other aspects of pursuing compensation on your behalf.
You may not know that those who hire attorneys often recover more than those who do not. This may be because of experience, legal knowledge and familiarity with how liable parties attempt to avoid responsibility for their actions.
Deadline for Filing a Claim
Burn injury victims have three years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury lawsuit, under Michigan’s statute of limitations. That means you must file a lawsuit within those three years, or you lose the right to do so. There are exceptions that your attorney can discuss with you in a free legal consultation.
Workers’ compensation claims must be filed within two years of the injury and employers must be notified of the injury within 90 days.
You also have just one year from a motor vehicle accident to file a claim for no-fault insurance benefits in your own car insurance policy.
Our Flint burn injury lawyers are available to discuss potential legal options after a burn injury.
Call us (800) 762-8623. No upfront fees.
How Are Burn Injuries Classified?
There are a few different types of burns based on the source of the heat that causes the injury.
- Chemical burns are caused by harsh chemicals that burn when they make contact with the skin, such as detergents, solvents and acids. Chemical burns often happen in the workplace.
- Electrical burns are caused by contact with high-voltage electric current. Exposed wiring in the workplace may cause these burns.
- Thermal burns occur when the victim touches something that is very hot, like a hot liquid, hot metal or hot surface. These burns could also be caused by steam.
- Radiation burns result from exposure to X-rays and ultraviolet radiation. Sunburns are a common type of radiation burn.
Burns are also classified by degrees, from first to fourth. First is the least serious and the outer layer of skin is red and usually heals within a week.
However, second-degree burns can go below the outer layer of skin and cause swelling and blisters to develop. These burns often require medical treatment.
Third-degree burns may get below the inner layer of skin, causing the burn site to appear charred, blackened or white.
Fourth-degree burns are the most serious and often require skin grafts because the skin is completely destroyed. There can also be nerve damage and intense pain that may require prescription medication to manage.
Contact Our Flint Burn Injury Lawyers Today to Learn More
With more than $500 million recovered on behalf of our clients, we have a track record of success. We are prepared to put our experience and legal knowledge to work on your claim to pursue maximum compensation for your damages.
The consultation is free and comes with no obligation to take legal action if we find you have a case. You only pay us if you receive compensation.
Our attorneys are focused on your best interests and keep our clients informed throughout the legal process. Ph: (800) 762-8623.
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