Severe burns can happen anywhere, at any time. These burns can range from spilling coffee on yourself during the morning rush, to burns from a fiery car accident.
If a burn happens because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim.
Causes of negligent severe burns include:
- Improper installation of a stove that causes a pot of boiling water to spill
- Unsafe workplace conditions can cause a fire, explosion, or chemical spill, burning the skin or lungs
- Missing or broken smoke detectors in a rented residence
- Product defects that cause a fire or electrical shock
- Cars with defective parts that catch fire during use or after an accident
- A defective boiler in a workplace setting that explodes, causing severe, and sometimes fatal, burn injuries
Effects and Expenses of a Burn Injury
Burn injuries are serious injuries that can require extensive hospital stays, surgeries and rehab. Burn injuries can also require a significant amount of medication in order to prevent infection and promote healing. These expenses can quickly add up. It’s important to receive proper medical treatment or else your skin, lungs or mind may never fully heal.
While you focus on healing, Buzzell, Welsh & Hill focuses on getting you the compensation that you deserve. If your accident happened at work, you may also need to file a workers’ compensation claim, further complicating the process. We’re here to make it easy. At Buzzell, Welsh & Hill, we offer free case evaluations. Call today to speak to one of our experienced and compassionate attorneys.