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What are Burn Injuries?

Burn injuries occur when the skin or other tissues of the body are damaged due to exposure to heat, electricity, chemicals, radiation, or friction. [1] According to the American Burn Association (ABA), there are an estimated 450,000 burn injuries in the United States each year that require medical treatment. [2]

Have you recently suffered a burn injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence?

Contact us today for a free consultation with our burn injury lawyers in Los Angeles. Let us fight for your rights and help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

What are Burn Injuries?

Types of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are classified into three types: 

  • First First-degree burns: These burns are the mildest form of burns, causing redness and mild pain to the outer layer of the skin. They are commonly caused by sunburn, minor flash burns, or contact with hot liquids.
  • Second-Degree Burns: Second-degree burns are more severe, causing redness, blistering, and significant pain. They affect the outer and underlying layers of skin and can be caused by scalding liquids, flames, or explosions.
  • Third Degree Burns: These are the most severe type, causing white or blackened skin and damage to all layers of the skin, often extending to the underlying tissues. They can result from prolonged exposure to hot liquids, fires, or faulty products such as defective electrical devices.

Causes of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can stem from various encounters with heat, chemicals, electricity, and even the sun. Let’s explore some prevalent causes:

  • Contact with Toxic Chemicals
  • Contact with Hot Objects
  • Electricity Contact
  • Flames and Fire
  • Hot Surfaces
  • Inhaling Hot Air or Smoke
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Scalds
  • Sunburn
Causes of Burn Injuries

Types of Compensation Available for Burn Victims

Compensation for burn victims can vary and may include both economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages typically cover tangible expenses such as medical and rehabilitation costs, lost wages due to the inability to work, and funeral and burial expenses for those who lost a loved one in a burn-related incident.

Non-economic damages, on the other hand, cover intangible losses such as emotional pain and suffering.

  • Disfigurement
  • Emotional Distress
  • Future Medical Expenses
  • Legal Fees and Expenses
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Lost Wages
  • Medical Treatment
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Property Damage
  • Punitive Damages
  • Rehabilitation Costs
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Wrongful Death Damages

Statute of Limitations for Burn Injury Cases in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, the Statute of Limitations for burn injury cases is generally two years from the date of the injury. This means that an injury victim must file a compensation claim within two years of sustaining a burn injury in order to pursue legal action. However, there are exceptions to this two-year limit.

If filing a claim against a government agency, an administrative claim must be filed within 6 months of the injury. This administrative claim serves as a notice to the government agency of the intent to file a lawsuit.

Other exceptions may apply. Contact our personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles to discuss your specific legal options and what time limits apply.

Statute of Limitations for Burn Injury Cases in Los Angeles

Why Do I Need a Burn Injury Lawyer for My Case?

If you have suffered a burn injury, it is essential to seek the assistance of our burn injury lawyers to protect your rights and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Here are some reasons why hiring our burn injury lawyers will be helpful for your case:

  • Legal Experience and Expertise: Burn injury cases can be complex, involving various legal aspects such as liability, negligence, and insurance claims. Our burn injury lawyers have the experience and expertise to navigate through these complexities and build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Investigation and Gathering Evidence: Our experienced burn injury attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident and gather evidence to support your claim. This may include obtaining medical records, interviewing witnesses, consulting with experts, and reviewing any available surveillance footage or accident reports.
  • Determining Liability: We will help determine who is liable for your injuries. We will assess all parties involved, including individuals, companies, or government entities, and hold them accountable for their negligence or wrongdoing.
  • Negotiating with Insurance Companies: Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging, as they often try to minimize payouts or deny claims altogether. Our lawyers will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your damages.
  • Maximizing Compensation: We understand the types of compensation available for burn victims and will work diligently to maximize your compensation. We will consider all economic and non-economic damages you have suffered and fight for a fair settlement that adequately covers your losses.

Don’t hesitate to contact our team today for compassionate and skilled legal representation.

FAQs About Burn Injury

Complications may include infections, scarring, changes in skin color or texture, and in severe cases, damage to internal organs or tissues.

The long-term outcome depends on the severity of the burn. While many people recover well from minor burns, severe burns may lead to long-term physical and emotional challenges. Rehabilitation and support are essential for burn survivors.

Sources:

[1] Burns. (2023, October 13). https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/burns

[2] National Burn Awareness Week 2020. (2020, January 16). American Burn Association. https://ameriburn.org/national-burn-awareness-week-2020/

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Los Angeles, CA 90025
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