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.
As you probably know, burns are classified into three categories based on severity. They are:
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.
Any exposure to an extremely hot substance can cause a burn, but not all burns are heat-related. Common categories of burns include:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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.