Our Prestonsburg attorneys understand that there are many difficulties that arise after a person suffers a burn injury. The burn victim may have to deal with physical and psychological scars, expensive medical bills, and lost wages. They may also have to contend with expensive surgeries in an effort to obtain a semblance of a normal life.
Fortunately, our burn injury attorneys can help to recover compensation for your burn injuries and work directly with your insurance company, while you rest and heal from your injuries. The attorneys in our Prestonsburg office have a long track record of success when handling burn injury cases and can help you receive fair compensation. You don’t have to feel like you are helpless and alone during this tragic time. Our attorneys will be with you every step of the way and will fight to try and get you the best settlement possible.
If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury in Prestonsburg, we may be able to help. To learn what our Prestonsburg burn injury lawyers may be able to do for you, please fill out our free case evaluation form today.
Workplace Burn Injuries
Despite numerous safety measures and regulations, burns in the workplace account for a significant proportion of all burns, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. work-related fires and explosions account for more than 5,000 burn injuries each year.
When an employee suffers a burn injury at work, they may be eligible for worker’s compensation. This insurance provides employees who were injured on the job with wage replacement and medical benefits. However, the benefits offered by an injured worker’s employer may not be sufficient in cases of severe burn injuries.
In this case, the worker may choose to file a suit against a third-party, such as a subcontractor or product manufacturer, to seek damages which may help to supplement their worker’s compensation benefits. This is where our burn injury lawyers come in, because they have experience handling both worker’s compensation and third-party claims involving accident due to chemical plant explosions, refinery fires, and construction site accidents.
Types of Burn Injury Lawsuits
In addition to workplace injury claims, our burn injury lawyers handle lawsuits involving:
- Electrical cord fires;
- Scalding water and pipes;
- Apartment building fires;
- Defective products;
- Truck accidents and tanker explosions;
- Locked fire exits;
- Electrical accidents;
- Recreational fires (hotel, nightclub, restaurant, retail outlet);
- Thermal burns;
- Chemical spills; and
- Acts of arson.
How We Handle Prestonsburg Burn Injury Claims
Your burn injury attorney will determine if you have a valid claim for damages under Kentucky law. In handling your case, your attorney may do the following:
- Gather all relevant evidence, including fire department reports, police records, and photographs of the scene of the accident;
- Review medical records and reports that have been prepared by your treating physicians;
- Work with medical experts to evaluate the extent of your injuries and the costs associated with any necessary future medical procedures or rehabilitation services; and
- Retain safety inspectors, electricians, or accident investigators to help establish the cause of the accident and determine who may be held liable for your injuries.
Personal Injury Burn Settlements
In some cases, our Prestonsburg burn injury attorneys are able to secure a settlement before a burn injury lawsuit goes to trial. Many times insurance companies offer insubstantial settlements that do not fully compensate a burn injury victim for all the damages he or she has suffered. Your attorney may negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to help ensure you receive proper compensation.
If settlement negotiations do not result in an adequate settlement offer, our Prestonsburg burn injury attorneys have the capabilities and resources to take your case to trial.
Compensation for Your Burn Injury
An attorney at our Prestonsburg office may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries. The following types of damages may be available to a burn injury victim:
Economic Damages: A burn injury victim can receive compensation for all medical expenses after an accident. This includes compensation for all future medical costs and any rehabilitation expenses that are needed for your recovery. If you missed work due to your burn injury, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages. If you are no longer able to perform your work duties, you may be able to claim damages for your reduced earning capacity.
Noneconomic Damages: In many burn injury lawsuits, victims receive compensation for damages due to pain and suffering. Damages for pain and suffering are intended to compensate a burn injury victim for the physical pain and mental anguish that was caused by the accident. Also, a burn injury victim may receive financial compensation for any disfigurement caused by the injury.
Punitive Damages: In cases that involve reckless conduct, the court may award punitive damages to a burn injury victim. Punitive damages are designed to punish the person who is liable for the incident and serve as a warning to others from engaging in similar behavior.
Our Prestonsburg Burn Injury Attorneys Can Help
If you suffered a severe burn injury due to another’s negligence in Prestonsburg, we can help. Our burn injury attorneys may be able to help you recover the compensation needed to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and for your pain and suffering. If you are ready to pursue a claim, please fill out our free case evaluation form today.