Charleston, WV Burn Injuries
In addition to being painful, a burn injury can be psychologically damaging. Unfortunately, other people’s actions sometimes lead to fire hazards. If you were burned due to someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
In times like these, you can count on us to protect your rights. We’re a team of over 500 skilled and experienced attorneys across the United States, including here in Charleston, West Virginia. We don’t get paid until we win your case, so fill out a free, no-risk case evaluation form to find out how we can help.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can come from various types of fires, but there doesn’t necessarily need to be a flame for an injury to occur. The following examples show the range of situations that could lead to a burn injury:
- Electrical fires
- Chemical fires
- Commercial fires (Malls, restaurants, clubs)
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Scalding water
- Defective products
Accidents happen, and there’s no way to stay fully protected at all times. If you were injured, our burn injury lawyers may be able to help.
Damages from Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can range from minor to life-threatening. Our attorneys can evaluate the short- and long-term implications of your injury to get a full picture of your losses, then fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
These are a few of the damages that you may be able to recover:
- Medical expenses for hospital stays, prescription medication, and ongoing rehabilitation
- Lost wages if you lost your job or missed time from work
- Pain and suffering for the physical and emotional toll of your injury
Burn Injuries at Work
After an on-the-job injury, you would normally file a workers’ compensation claim. In the case of burn injuries, however, this may not be the best course of action. That’s because if you file a workers’ compensation claim instead of a burn injury lawsuit, you might not be able to claim the same damages. Workers’ compensation may cover wage-related losses but not additional damages like pain and suffering or disfigurement.
The burn injury attorneys at our Charleston, West Virginia office can review your case and help you decide the best course of action.
Landlords are expected (and legally obligated) to take certain measures so that their tenants are left with a safe living environment. If your landlord has blocked fire exits, installed unsafe electrical wiring, or failed to provide you with fire extinguishers or smoke alarms, you may be the victim of their negligence.
Getting Started with Morgan & Morgan
At Morgan & Morgan, we understand the impact that a burn injury can have on a person’s family, career, and quality of life. We fight For The People, and we won’t settle for anything less than full and fair compensation. We have the resources to take on the biggest bullies and win, and we don’t get paid until after we win your case.
Burn injuries can have long-term ramifications, so don’t hesitate to contact Morgan & Morgan’s Charleston, West Virginia office. Fill out a free case evaluation form to learn what we can do for you.