In the US alone, approximately 486,000 burn injuries occur every year, with 40,000 cases requiring hospitalization. A burn injury can have a lasting impact on both the victim and their loved ones.
Severe burns that permanently damage a significant portion of the body are considered catastrophic and can lead to victims and their families being awarded substantial compensation.
Even individuals who suffer less serious burn injuries may be entitled to monetary damages. An experienced Philadelphia burn injury lawyer at Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC, can help you obtain compensation after suffering from others’ negligence.
Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC has a track record of successfully handling personal injury cases for over 30 years. We diligently and passionately seek restitution, and provide compassionate legal advice. Contact our personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.
Burn Injuries Can Have Lasting Effects
A burn injury that results from another person’s negligence can be caused by a variety of circumstances.
Common situations in which victims are left with severe burns can include defective products, motor vehicle accidents, neglected property, and more.
A burn can range from a mild, first-degree burn that involves only the skin, to serious, third-degree burns that damage the skin, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. Complications from serious burns can include infection, shock, blood loss, and tetanus.
In addition resulting scarring can be bothersome and require multiple surgeries in order to function and maintain mobility.
Burns are considered a catastrophic injury when they cover a significant portion of the body. Catastrophic injuries can have a lasting, negative impact on both victims and their loved ones. Serious burns can be especially damaging to quality of life because they can leave victims with permanent disabilities and disfigurement.
Victims who suffer from severe burns are likely to need skin graft surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychological therapy. Those who are injured more severely usually require extensive rehabilitation, and possibly lifelong assisted care. Severe burns can also cause financial and emotional stress for both the victim and their family.
We provide thoughtful, diligent representation as we fight for your right to full compensation. Our lawyers are dedicated to providing compassionate advice and counsel that helps you focus on recovery.
If you or a loved one suffered severe burns due to the negligence or reckless behavior of another person, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Damages can include lost wages, loss of earning capacity, physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, and past and future medical expenses. Burn injuries can lead to extensive scarring and disfigurement and can cause lasting discomfort.
For this reason, damages for physical pain and suffering, as well as emotional distress, can be higher than with other types of injuries, especially if the scarring is visible. In tragic cases, a severe burn can result in the wrongful death of the victim. In these instances, the victim’s loved ones may receive compensatory damages for further loss of companionship and consortium.
How Our Philadelphia Burn Injury Attorneys Can Help
The experienced team at Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC, has successfully handled thousands of personal injury cases, including those involving catastrophic burn injuries. We will fight for your right to full compensation.
Our lawyers are dedicated to providing compassionate advice and counsel that allows you to focus on your recovery. For assistance with a claim for severe burns caused by the negligence of someone else, contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our highly-experienced attorneys. We can immediately get to work fighting for your rights.