Serious burn injuries can cause permanent damage that may require painful treatments like skin grafts. The cost of managing these injuries can quickly get out of control.
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Fortunately, you may be able to seek compensation to help manage these costs, along with the physical and emotional toll of your injuries. Our Lansing burn injury lawyers are available to determine if you have a case and what it may be worth. Over more than three decades representing Michigan residents with severe injuries, we have obtained more than $500 million in compensation, including a $400,000 recovery for a worker that was burned in a gas line accident.
An initial consultation with a lawyer at our firm is free of charge and comes with no obligation to take legal action if you have a case. We also charge no upfront fees – we only get paid when you get paid.
Call us anytime, 24/7. Phone: (800) 762-8623
Do I Have a Case Over My Burn Injury?
It depends on how your injury occurred, which is something you can discuss with one of our licensed attorneys.
If you were injured in a workplace accident, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation and you do not need to prove that your employer or another party is at fault. You only need to show you suffered an injury in a work-related accident.
However, if you suffered a personal injury outside of the workplace, you generally need to prove the injury resulted from another’s negligence. That means another party owed you a legal obligation to act with reasonable care to prevent you from getting hurt. If our Lansing burn injury lawyers are able to prove another party breached that duty of care, and we could provide evidence linking that breach to your injury and resulting damages, you may have a case.
We encourage you to contact us right away to discuss your burn injury. There is limited time to pursue a case and we want you to receive any compensation that may be available.
Schedule your free consultation today by calling (800) 762-8623. No cost or obligation.
Compensation for a Burn Injury Victim
If you have a case, our attorneys are committed to pursuing maximum compensation for your damages. We have seen how important compensation can be as victims look to move forward with their lives.
In a workers’ compensation claim, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer pays all medical expenses for treatment that is reasonable and necessary. If you suffer a total or partial disability, you may be eligible to receive a large portion of wages lost as a result of not being able to work at all or having to work in a diminished capacity.
In a car accident insurance claim, you can pursue compensation from your no-fault insurance policy to cover medical bills and lost wages.
In a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for things like:
- Medical expenses now and in the future
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Skin grafts
- Property damage
- Permanent disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
The value of a burn injury claim is a complicated issue, which is why it is important to discuss it with a licensed attorney. Our Lansing burn injury attorneys are prepared to pursue maximum compensation so you have the funding necessary to get the treatment you need and make ends meet if you have a diminished earning capacity.
How Can an Attorney Assist Me?
Dealing with insurance companies and attorneys for at-fault parties can be stressful, time-consuming and complicated. This is not something most injury victims want to deal with, or even something they are prepared for.
It can also be a bad idea for injury victims to deal with insurance companies on their own. Insurers know how to use your own words against you and trick you into saying things that hurt your chances of recovering fair compensation.
Injury victims who hire attorneys often recover more compensation than those who do not hire attorneys. Our Lansing burn injury lawyers have extensive knowledge of the legal process and a track record of recovering compensation for injury victims. We could also consult industry experts to help us prove the value of future medical costs and link your injuries to the accident.
Have questions? Phone: (800) 762-8623
How Much Time is There to File a Claim?
The deadline for a personal injury lawsuit is three years from the date of the injury (Michigan Compiled Laws 600.5805). If you miss the deadline, you may lose the right to file a lawsuit over your injury.
There are exceptions to this deadline, such as for claims filed against government entities and claims filed by minors. It is important to contact a trusted lawyer right away to learn more about the deadline that may apply to your claim.
The deadline for a workers’ compensation claim is two years from the date of the injury, but you must notify your employer of the injury within 90 days of it occurring.
If you were burned in a car accident, you have one year from the date of the accident to file a claim for no-fault insurance benefits with your car insurance.
Degrees of Burn Injuries
Burns can be categorized based on their severity. This is done in degrees, with the lowest degree being the least severe and the highest degree being the most severe.
This includes burns that affect only the outer layer of skin, such as a sunburn. The skin may be red and painful to the touch, but these burns usually heal on their own over a relatively short period of time, like a week.
These burns penetrate down to the lower layer of the skin. The site of burn is not only red but may also be swollen and blisters often develop. These may require medical treatment.
These burns go through the outer layer of skin and may penetrate below the inner layer of skin. Victims may suffer damage to the tissue below the skin. Instead of skin that is red, the site may appear white or charred or blackened.
These burns may penetrate down to the muscle and bone, destroying nerve endings and causing intense pain. These probably require skin grafts to cover the damaged area. Healthy skin from other parts of the body are removed and placed over the damaged area.
Why Do Burn Injuries Occur?
Burns may be caused by things like motor vehicle accidents, fires and explosions in the workplace, defective products (home appliances, exposed electrical wiring in the home, etc.), and exposure to radiation.
There are also chemical burns caused by exposure to chemicals on the skin. Hot liquids can also cause thermal burns that may be second-degree burns or even worse.
People who work in factories and in construction may be at higher risk for burn injuries because of the potential for fires and explosions, exposure to electrical wiring with high voltage electric current, and exposure to dangerous chemicals.
No matter how your burn injury occurred, you may be eligible to pursue compensation.
Call a Lansing Burn Injury Attorney Right Away
Time may be running out for you to file a claim for compensation for your brain injury. You can call Jay Trucks and Associates at anytime to schedule a free consultation with a licensed attorney. There is no obligation so there is no risk to you in contacting us.
Our experienced attorneys have a proven track record of success representing injury victims across the state of Michigan. We are prepared to manage the legal process on your behalf so you can focus on your medical treatment.
Learn more about how we may be able to assist you. No upfront fees. Call today: (800) 762-8623.
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