Burns are a common yet unexpectedly serious consequence of many personal injuries. Exposure to extreme heat, friction, caustic chemicals, or even radiation can damage layers of skin and destroy the underlying tissues. If another person or company has acted in a way that caused you to suffer a burn that required medical attention, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses.

A Melbourne burn injury lawyer stands ready to demand that negligent defendants provide proper compensation following these injuries. This can include pursuing cases following car accidents, premises liability injuries, or medical malpractice. Our consultations are free, and there is no fee for our services if we do not recover compensation for you. Reach out to a skilled catastrophic injury attorney from Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law today.

Degrees of Burn Severity

Medical science groups burns into one of three categories. The least serious are first-degree burns that affect just the topmost layer of skin. The middling versions are second-degree burns. These injuries affect the underlying nerve tissue and may require medical intervention to prevent infection.

A third-degree burn is the most severe and extends into the layer of fat beneath the skin. These injuries completely destroy the tissue in the affected area. Doctors will typically need to apply skin grafts to limit the damage and may even amputate the affected areas. As a result, a person’s losses because of these injuries are always substantial.

Claims for Compensation

The claim for compensation following a burn injury needs to accurately measure its impact. Of course, an injured person can demand payments for all medical care connected to the burn. This usually includes both past costs and future expenses. However, burns can also affect other parts of a person’s life. Many claims demand payments for lost quality of life, emotional trauma, scarring, and the lost ability to work. A Melbourne burn injury attorney from Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law has prior experience representing insurance companies and knows the true value of these cases. Our attorneys can place an accurate estimate on your claim and demand appropriate compensation from at-fault parties.

When is Another Party Liable for a Burn Injury?

As serious as a person’s losses may be, they can only collect compensation if they can prove that another party’s actions caused their burns. This can involve proving fault for a car accident, failure to keep a visitor safe on property, or a violation of the duty of care of a physician. A Melbourne burn injury attorney can work to legally prove that another party was liable for the incident.

An attorney can also help to pursue the case within the applicable time limits. According to Florida Statute § 95.11, most people alleging personal injury due to an accident have four years from the date of an injury to demand payment. However, if the incident results in a death, this time limit shortens to two years.

Speak with a Melbourne Burn Injury Attorney Now

Suffering a severe burn that causes significant damage can throw your life into chaos. Not only will you need extensive medical care to limit the physical effects of the incident, but you may also struggle to maintain your income or regain some normalcy in your routine.

A Melbourne burn injury lawyer is ready to take the lead in your case. Our attorneys are not afraid to take on the large companies and insurance providers that share liability for these incidents. They are willing to bring your case to trial if that is what is necessary to deliver the compensation that you deserve. Reach out to our team now to schedule your free consultation.

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