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Connecticut Burn Injury Lawyer

Severe burns are among the most painful injuries a person can suffer. Even if a full recovery is possible, there are often visual reminders for the rest of life in the form of scarred skin.

Victims of burn injuries in Connecticut need to know that they are entitled to seek justice if the negligence of another person, business or other entity was responsible for the injury. A Connecticut burn injury attorney may be able to seek compensation on your behalf to help ease your burden.

Why Choose Our Connecticut Burn Injury Lawyers?

  • Our lawyers know how to get results. Our reputation precedes us – insurance companies what we are capable of in court and often settle cases for more money to avoid trial.
  • Our law firm has recovered millions of dollars for clients. We have a long history of success and the experience you need for your case to be successful.
  • Our law firm has the resources other firms lack. We cover all costs associated with your cases from court fees, to hiring investigators and expert witnesses.
  • Our Connecticut burn injury lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis. This means you won’t pay anything for our legal services unless we win your case.

Types of Burn Injuries

As you probably know, burns are classified into three categories based on severity. They are:

  • First-degree burns. The least severe category of burns, first-degree burns damage only the epidermis – the outermost layer of skin. While painful, these burns will typically heal in a matter of days.
  • Second-degree burns. These burns affect the top two layers of the skin.
  • Third-degree burns. These burns are severe, damaging both the layers of skin and underlying tissue. The skin may be blackened and permanently scarred.

Treating severe burns may require skin grafts or other procedures – often more than one – to repair the damaged skin and tissue as much as possible. These treatments are painful and expensive.

What Causes Burn Injuries in Connecticut?

Any exposure to an extremely hot substance can cause a burn, but not all burns are heat-related. Common categories of burns include:

  • Thermal burns. The most common type of burn, these burns are caused by exposure to fire.
  • Electrical burns. Direct contact with high voltage can be fatal and cause serious electrical burns.
  • Scald burn. Scald burns result when the skin comes into contact with hot liquid or steam.
  • Chemical burns. The list of chemicals that can burn flesh upon contact is long. These burns may often occur in the workplace.
  • Inhalation burns. These burns occur from inhaling smoke, steam, or toxic fumes. They typically happen when someone is trapped in a building fire, for example.
  • Radiation burns. Radiation burns can result from radiation from medical treatment, such as x-rays, or exposure to nuclear radiation.

Preventable mistakes and negligence are the cause of many burn injuries in Connecticut. One person’s carelessness or recklessness could lead to another person’s life-altering burn injuries. Negligence is a legal concept that refers to someone’s failure to meet the level of care that a reasonable person would have in the same situation. Common causes include:

Compensation In Burn Injury Lawsuits

If you believe someone else would have prevented your burns, you could have grounds for a personal injury case against the person or party.   In some cases it may be a negligent driver’s insurance company, in others, it may be an employer who disregarded safety measures or failed to keep the workplace safe for their employees.

Burn victims may be entitled to compensation for economic and non-economic damages including:

  • Past and future medical treatments
  • Hospital stays and medical procedures
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Economic damages, such as lost wages and medical bills, are relatively easy to calculate.   Calculating non-economic damages, such as payment for pain and suffering is much more difficult.

The amount of compensation you receive will depend on many factors, including, but not limited to:

  • How much of your body was burned
  • Whether or not you will have permanent scarring or disfigurement and how much will be publicly visible (i.e. scars on the face, neck, and hand)
  • If you burn has left you with permanent physical limitations that impact your quality of life and your ability to earn a living.
  • How much pain and suffering you went through
  • Whether or not you suffered serious complications or infection in your medical treatment
  • The amount of physical therapy or assistive care you need moving forward

Burn injuries require significant resources to build a strong case.  Your attorney will likely need to conduct a lengthy and thorough investigation into the incident, hire experts such as medical professionals to explain the nature of your injuries and collect and document all crucial evidence needed to support your case.  Hiring the right attorney will allow you and your family to focus on your medical recovery while they take care of the red tape and legal process.

Choosing the Right Burn Injury Attorney

The job of an attorney is to seek justice for clients to the fullest extent possible. At the Flood Law Firm, this means that we act in our client’s best interests every step of the way, working hard and not stopping until we’ve exhausted every avenue of compensation.

Contact the attorneys at the Flood Law Firm today for a free consultation with an attorney if you’ve suffered a burn injury. There is no obligation on your part.

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