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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.

My experience with Jay Trucks & Associates was very good…. Thank you for all you have done for me.
– M. Sevarns

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.

First-Degree Burns

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.

Second-Degree Burns

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.

Third-Degree Burns

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.

Fourth-Degree Burns

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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Burn injuries can cause permanent damage, including disfigurement, physical impairment and psychological issues. If you or someone you love suffered a burn injury, compensation may be available to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

… I would highly recommend this firm to anyone looking for the best representation. Thank you for all you have done to settle my case!
– SS

We recommend contacting a licensed Grand Rapids burn injury attorney from Jay Trucks and Associates. Our attorneys have been helping injury victims throughout Michigan recover the compensation they need for over 30 years, including $400,000 for a case involving a 40-year-old worker who severely burned both hands in a gas line incident.

Contact one of our Grand Rapids burn injury attorneys at Jay Trucks and Associates today for a free review of your claim. We charge no attorney fees unless we win fair compensation for your burn injury claim.

Call Jay Trucks and Associates today at (800) 762-8623 or fill out a free case evaluation form.

Do I Have a Case?

There are many aspects of your accident and injury that should be reviewed to determine if there is a valid claim. If you were injured because of another’s negligence, we need to determine if we could prove negligence occurred and link it directly to your injuries. This is the legal standard applied in most personal injury cases.

However, in a workers’ compensation claim we do not need to prove negligence, only that you were injured in a work-related accident.

These are issues you can discuss with a licensed Grand Rapids burn injury lawyer in a free consultation.

What Damages Can I Claim for a Burn Injury?

There may be several different forms of compensation available to you, depending on the circumstances of your burn injury claim:

Economic Damages

These are damages that are quantifiable and can be easily proven with the proper documentation, including:

Non-Economic Damages

When an injury victim suffers damages that do not have a defined value, these are considered non-economic damages. If you have a viable claim, this is something our lawyers can help identify and accurately calculate for you.

Some examples of these types of damages are:

There may be other forms of compensation available to you, depending on the details of your claim.

Call Jay Trucks and Associates anytime, 24/7 at (800) 762-8623.

When Should I File my Claim?

If you were injured at work, you are required to tell your employer within 90 days and you have two years from the date of injury to file a workers’ compensation claim.

Most personal injury victims in Michigan only have three years from the date the injury occurred to file a valid claim. However, there could be instances where this deadline could be sooner or later. For example, if your burn injury was a result of medical malpractice, you may have only two years to submit a valid claim.

Speak with a licensed attorney today from Jay Trucks & Associates to learn when your claim is due. There are no hidden costs or upfront fees and you are not be obligated to allow us to represent you. We only receive payment when we successfully recover compensation for your burn injury claim.

Ways a Burn Injury Lawyer Can Help

There are several advantages to hiring a licensed Grand Rapids burn injury attorney. We know how to accurately value an injury claim and pursue full compensation, including the cost of future damages you have not suffered yet.

An attorney can handle all communication with the insurance companies and opposing lawyers. Most people may not realize that insurers and opposing lawyers are adept at finding ways to get victims to say things that may be held against them to lower the value of a claim. For example, if you tell an insurance adjuster that you feel better, he or she could use that statement as justification to lower the value of your claim.

Our lawyers understand that injury victims may have several questions about their claim, which is why we are available anytime, 24/7.

Schedule a free review of your claim by calling (800) 762-8623.

Steps to Take After Sustaining a Burn Injury

It is important to seek medical attention immediately to have your burn examined by a health care professional. Some severe burn injuries can leave permanent damage if left untreated.

Having proof that you saw a medical professional right away may also help strengthen your claim. If you do not see a doctor immediately after the accident, the insurance adjuster could use this against you by saying that your burn injury is not as severe as you claim it to be, or that your injury was caused by something besides the accident.

Other steps to take include:

Common Causes for Burn Injuries

Although there are countless ways a person could sustain a serious burn injury, these are the more common types of situations:

Burns are also categorized in degrees from first to fourth. Fourth-degree burns go all the way to the muscle and bone, killing nerves and resulting in intense pain. Skin grafts are often required and there may be a high risk of infection from dead tissue if it is not removed.

First-degree burns are often sunburns that do not require medical attention, while second-degree burns usually do require medical treatment.

Contact us for a free evaluation of your claim and we can help determine if you have a significant chance at winning a settlement to cover your losses and damages.

Schedule a Free Claim Review with a Grand Rapids Burn Injury Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one suffered from a serious burn injury that was caused by the negligent actions of another party, we are ready to help you hold them accountable for your damages.

The Grand Rapids burn injury lawyers at Jay Trucks and Associates have been holding negligent parties liable for their actions for more than three decades throughout the state of Michigan. We are focused on helping the common folks get fair compensation for their medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Take advantage of our free claim review and you will not be charged any legal fees unless we win compensation for your burn injury claim.

Jay Trucks and Associates: (800) 762-8623.

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.

Call (800) 762-8623 today. Free consultation.

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

Contact us today at (800) 762-8623.

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.

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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Have you suffered serious burns due to a defective product or as a result of negligence from another person? You may be qualified to receive financial compensation for your damages and/or losses.

The Clare burn injury attorneys at Jay Trucks and Associates are available to discuss the details of your claim during a free consultation. Our injury attorneys have been fighting for fair compensation on behalf of injury victims throughout the state of Michigan for more than 30 years, including a $400,000 settlement for a 40-year-old heavy equipment operator who suffered serious burn injuries to both hands from a gas line accident.

Contact our firm to set up a no cost, no-obligation consultation. There is no risk to you because we only get paid if we successfully recover compensation for your burn injury claim.

No Upfront Fees. Ph: (800) 762-8623.

Do I Have a Case?

This is a question for a licensed attorney, as there are many issues that must be weighed, including how your injuries occurred, how another party may be at fault, whether you need future care, and where your injury happened.

Our firm has decades of combined experience building cases against negligent parties. We have extensive experience calculating the value of a claim, and we know how to evaluate future damages that have not been suffered yet.

For more information on how Jay Trucks and Associates may be able to assist you, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

Types of Compensation Available for Burn Injury Victims

The types of compensation available for burn injury victims varies and depends on the severity of the injury and how it effects the victim physically, mentally, socially and financially. For example, victims may be able to recover economic damages, which are quantifiable financial losses such as medical costs related to the injury, including future care, if needed.

Some examples of economic damages may include:

  • Doctor’s appointments
  • Surgeries, including skin grafts
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Medical equipment needs, such as a wheelchair
  • Home care
  • Long term care, if needed
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of earning capacity

Non-economic damages are not as easy to quantify because they involve a victim’s amount of pain and suffering along with other psychological effects caused by the injury, such as:

  • Mental trauma
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If you lost a loved one because of a serious burn injury, you may be able to recover funds for funeral and burial costs and loss of income if he or she was responsible for helping to support the family financially.

There may be other forms of compensation available to you, depending on your situation. Contact a knowledgeable Clare burn injury attorney at Jay Trucks and Associates to learn more about the various forms of compensation that may be available to you.

How Much Time Do I Have to File a Burn Injury Claim?

There are various factors involved in filing a claim and when it may be due. For example, if your burn injury occurred at your job, you have only 90 days to report the injury and two years to file a claim with your employer for workers’ compensation benefits.

If your burn injury did not occur at your place of employment, the statute of limitations in Michigan says that personal injury claims must be filed within three years after the date you sustained your injury. However, there may be other circumstances that may affect when your claim is due.

You can have a qualified attorney review your claim to determine the correct due date. If you miss the deadline for your claim, you may lose the chance to be compensated for your damages.

Call Jay Trucks and Associates at (800) 762-8623 anytime, 24/7.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Burn Injuries?

Depending on the details of your claim, there could be numerous people and entities that could share either full or partial liability for your burn injury.

Some of the more common parties include:

If you have a valid claim, our attorneys are prepared to help you navigate the legal process.

Common Types of Burn Injuries

Burns can usually be placed into one of four categories, based on the source of the heat or fire that caused the victim to be burned:

The American Burn Association (ABA) estimates that there are over 450,000 burn injury victims every year in the United States and in 2014, there were 3,275 people killed by fire and smoke-related injuries. If you or a loved one suffered a serious burn, seek medical attention immediately and contact a Clare burn injury lawyer for a free consultation.

Dial (800) 762-8623 today to schedule your free case evaluation.

How Severe is Your Burn Injury?

The severity of your burn injury will generally dictate how much compensation you may be able to recover. Burn injuries are commonly classified in degrees of severity, such as:

First-Degree Burns

These burns are known to be the least severe, only affecting the first lawyer of skin. A sunburn is considered a first-degree burn. These burns can also be caused by accidentally pouring hot liquid on your skin or suffering a minor electrocution from a wall socket.

These types of burns usually heal on their own within a week or so. Some common remedies include applying cool water, a cold compress or ointments and gels such as aloe.

Second-Degree Burns

When the top two layers of skin are affected, this is categorized as a second-degree burn. These types of burns usually cause some thickening or blistering of the skin.

Treatment involves pouring cool water over the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes and drying the area with a clean cloth or sterile gauze (do not use material that can leave lint on the area). Since you may need a skin graft to cover certain areas, victims should seek medical attention from trained medical professionals.

Third-Degree Burns

These types of burns are the worst because they cause permanent damage to all layers of the skin and may cause damage to the tendons, muscles and bones as well. These burns usually cause the skin to have a leather-like texture and appear black, white or yellow in color.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends having all third-degree burns treated by an experienced healthcare professional.

Let Jay Trucks and Associates handle the legal process on your behalf so you can rest and recover from your burn injury. If you have a viable case, you will not be charged any lawyer fees unless we win compensation for you.

Call a Clare Burn Injury Lawyer Today

Burn injuries can leave permanent damage victims deal with for the rest of their lives. Find out if you qualify for financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

The attorneys at Jay Trucks and Associates are prepared to hold negligent parties accountable for damages related to your burn injury. We have over 250 five-star reviews and have recovered more than $500 million on behalf of our clients.

Call a Clare burn injury lawyer at Jay Trucks and Associates today to schedule a free review of your claim. We charge zero upfront fees and you will not be required to make a payment for our services unless we win compensation for your burn injury.

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Phone: (800) 762-8623.

Physical impairment, disfigurement, skin graft surgeries and ongoing physical and psychological therapy are just some of the damages severe burn injury victims may endure. Often, the impact of these damages is overwhelming, which is why it is important to have a qualified attorney investigate your burn injury claim.

Everything was great, meetings went as planned, and the office personnel were helpful. I would hire Jay Trucks & Associates again if ever needed.
– J. Short

The Traverse City burn injury attorneys at Jay Trucks and Associates are prepared to hold negligent parties liable for your damages. Our firm has been helping the people of Michigan for over three decades. We have recovered millions in compensation for our clients, including a settlement of $400,000 for a worker who severely burned both hands in a gas line accident.

Give us a call today to set up a free review of your claim. We work on a contingency basis – so you pay us nothing unless we successfully recover funds for your burn injury claim. You will not be obligated to hire us, even after your free claim review, so there is no risk to you. Let us handle the legal process so you can rest and recover from your burn injury.

Contact us by filling out a free case review form.

What Can I Be Compensated For?

If you have a valid claim, there are several different forms of compensation that may be available, depending on the details of your situation. Burn injury victims may be able to recover economic damages which include past, present and future medical expenses, such as:

  • Past, present and future medical costs
  • Doctor’s appointments
  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments
  • Physical and psychological therapy
  • Assistive medical equipment or devices (wheelchair, prosthetics, etc.)
  • Home additions needed as a result of the burn injury

Other economic damages may include loss of wages from missing work and loss of future wages if you cannot return to work.

Besides the tangible losses, burn injury victims may also be compensated for physical pain and suffering and psychological anguish, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Humiliation
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

The Traverse City burns lawyers at Jay Trucks & Associates are prepared to pursue the maximum allowable compensation for your burn injury claim.

What Qualifies as a Valid Burn Injury Claim?

Determining whether you have a valid burn injury claim depends on how you sustained the injury along with other important factors your lawyer may discuss with you.

If you suffered your burn injury at your workplace, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. In these types of claims, you need to prove your injury was sustained at your workplace, during the time you were scheduled to work and while you were performing a work-related activity.

On the other hand, if your burn injury occurred outside of your place of employment, you or your lawyer must be able to prove that the injury was caused by the negligence of another party. In other words, the at-fault party was legally obligated to use reasonable care to avoid causing harm to you. Disregarding this legal obligation is considered negligence, which could make the at-fault party liable for your damages.

If you believe your burn injury was caused by the negligence of another party, contact a Traverse City burn injury lawyer today for a free consultation. We have over 250 five-star online reviews.

Our Traverse City burn injury attorneys at Jay Trucks and Associates are prepared to manage the legal process on your behalf, if we are able to validate your claim.

Call (800) 762-8623 to schedule a free consultation with a licensed burn injury attorney.

Is There a Deadline to File a Burn Injury Claim?

Michigan law states that personal injury claims need to be filed within three years from the date the injury occurred. However, there could be important factors in your claim that may cause your deadline to be sooner, which is why it is important to consult with your lawyer about the details of your claim.

For example, if you plan to file a workers’ compensation claim, you only have two years from the date the injury occurred, however, you must notify your employer of the incident within 90 days of when it happened.

If your burn injury was caused by a car accident, you only have one year to file a claim with your no-fault car insurance.

If you have any questions about the deadline for your burn injury claim, contact a Traverse City burn injury attorney for a free claim evaluation. There are no upfront or hidden costs unless we win compensation for your burn injury claim.

Ways a Traverse City Burn Injury Lawyer Can Help

Injury victims who choose to go without legal representation often recover less compensation than those who do.

If you have a viable claim, some important tasks our attorneys can help with, include:

  • Obtaining accident reports
  • Gathering necessary medical documentation
  • Collecting evidence
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Investigating the scene of the accident
  • Negotiating the value of your claim with insurance companies
  • Consulting with industry experts (if necessary)
  • Preparing your case for trial (if needed)

Since many personal injury claims are commonly settled before going to trial, most other law firms may not bother preparing for trial. The attorneys at Jay Trucks and Associates are always prepared to go to trial and fight for your rights until justice is served and you get the compensation you may deserve.

Have a question about your burn injury claim? Call us at (800) 762-8623 or fill out an online form and someone will contact you soon after.

Common Causes and Types of Burn Injuries

There are many ways victims may sustain a severe burn injury, including:

  • Auto accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Defective products
  • House fires
  • Medical malpractice
  • Explosions
  • Exposure to radiation

Burns from these types of accidents are generally broken down into four degrees, with first-degree burns being the mildest and fourth-degree burns being the most severe and requiring the most medical treatment. Burns can also be classified based on the source of the heat:

If you suffered from any of the above burn types, you may be eligible for compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other related damages.

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Burn injury victims and their families often face a long road to recovery that may include multiple surgeries, therapies and other medical treatments. Sometimes these victims are forced to miss work, and some may not ever be able to return to work, which is why it is important to have a knowledgeable lawyer who can explain your rights.

Give us a call today and learn if you could be eligible for compensation to cover your burn injury damages. We charge no upfront fees and there are no additional charges to you, unless we win compensation for your burn injury claim.

Call (800) 762-8623 anytime, 24/7 to schedule a free review of your burn injury claim or fill out a free case evaluation form and someone will contact you shortly after.

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