Burn injuries happen more frequently than most people realize. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates every year, 1.1 million people suffer burn injuries that need medical attention. The federal agency also states up to 10,000 people in the United States die every year of burn-related infections. While many burn injuries are accidental, a good number of incidents also involve negligence.
If you, or a loved one, suffered a burn injury at work, on unsafe premises, in a car accident, or in another way, contact a New York burn injury lawyer at Terry Katz & Associates as soon as possible. The State of New York sets a three-year statute of limitations on burn injuries, which starts at the time of the accident. Once this date passes, you can no longer file a claim. The personal injury lawyers at Terry Katz & Associates can help. Contact our injury law firm today at 888-488-7459 to receive a free consultation or case review.
When a burn occurs, skin tissue is badly damaged to the point it dies. This can happen by being scalded by hot water, steam, or coming into contact with chemicals, radiation, or electricity, to name a few ways people get hurt.
Burn injuries can occur in a number of situations, some will be minor, but other burns are serious and life-altering. Here are the five primary types of burn injuries that can occur.
Any type of severe burn can have lifelong consequences. Sadly, hundreds of thousands of people are injured every year and suffer much pain and suffering as a result.
Burn injuries are “graded” by medical professionals on a scale of one to six based on their severity. First-degree burns are less serious than sixth-degree burns.
A healthcare professional should evaluate any type of burn as soon as possible because burns are frequently more serious than they look. The personal injury attorneys at the Terry Katz & Associates Law Firm handle all types of burn injuries and can provide guidance on how to proceed after a burn occurs to ensure victims receive the correct medical treatment and compensation to pay for their burn-related medical bills.
The American Burn Association states burn injuries are one of the leading causes of unintentional death and injury in the United States, with about 486,000 fire or burn injuries seen by hospital emergency rooms between 2011 and 2015. Common causes of burn injury include:
Premise liability is also another contributing cause to injuries relating to burns. For example, sometimes accidents also occur at privately-owned property, including but not limited to apartment buildings, residential homes, restaurants, hotels, and other types of businesses. Essentially, anywhere a property owner has a duty of care to protect people invited onto their premises from harm can fall under premises liability.
Any person who has suffered a serious burn injury due to another party’s careless action or reckless decision may potentially have a burn injury case. The key to building a successful burn injury case in New York City is to prove negligence.
The attorneys at Terry Katz & Associates will meticulously look at the accident’s circumstances and determine what course of action to take. Our lawyers are well-versed in New York’s workers’ compensation and lawsuits involving personal injury claims.
If another party’s negligence caused your burn injury, you may want to pursue financial compensation for your injuries. Under New York State law, any party that contributes to an accident causing a burn injury can be held responsible for any damages suffered. Liable parties may include:
Even if you’re not sure who caused your accident, this doesn’t mean there isn’t a premise liability case. Our NYC burn injury attorneys can ascertain blame once all relevant information related to the accident is gathered. In New York, burn victims are permitted to pursue different types of damages, including:
The attorneys at Terry Katz & Associates will examine your personal injury case, determine liability, and then work to ensure you receive the maximum financial compensation for your medical expenses and other costs related to your injuries.
A burn injury can have a significant impact on a victim’s life. Any party who breached a duty of care should be held responsible for their actions or failure to act. In New York State, burn injury victims have the right to pursue justice for their injuries or if a family member’s accident is fatal for wrongful death. Don’t wait, call 888-488-7459 for a free burn injury consultation.