At Morgan and Morgan’s Orlando office, our attorneys realize that victims of burn injuries are often left with physical and psychological scars, overwhelming medical bills and lost wages. When a burn injury results from another’s negligence or during the scope of employment, the victim may be able to seek compensation for these and other losses. Insurance adjusters will work hard to minimize payouts to burn injury victims; therefore, it is important for victims to contact a skilled burn injury attorney at soon as possible after an accident to determine whether they are owed compensation for their injuries.
Have you or a loved one suffered a burn injury? If so, contact our Orlando burn injury attorneys, free of charge, to find out if you can recover compensation for physical pain, medical bills and other damages. There is no cost or obligation to have your claim reviewed.
When an employee suffers a burn injury at work, they may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance which provides employees who were injured on the job with wage replacement and medical benefits. In exchange for these benefits, the employee forfeits their right to sue their employer for negligence. Because insurance companies will try to limit payouts or deny benefits entirely, workers who have suffered a burn injury on the job should speak with an attorney immediately to discuss their legal rights and options.
Workers’ compensation benefits do not offer payment for pain and suffering, loss of life’s enjoyment, loss of consortium or disfigurement; however, these damages may be available for burn injury victims who pursue third party claims. In these cases, the worker will fill a suit against a third-party, such as a subcontractor or product manufacturer, to seek damages which may supplement their workers’ compensation benefits. Our Florida burn injury lawyers handle both workers’ compensation and third-party claims stemming from a number of accidents including refinery fires, chemical plant explosions, construction site accidents and chemical exposure.
In addition to workplace injury claims, our Orlando burn injury lawyers handle lawsuits involving:
Though first-degree burns can heal quickly, second, third and fourth degree burns can cause severe injury and disfigurement. If you or a loved one has suffered a severe burn injury, contact our Florida burn injury lawyers today for a free consultation. The statute of limitations in Florida limits the amount of time a burn injury victim has to file a claim, so do not hesitate to contact us today.