According to data from the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), over 1,000 people were hospitalized for work-related burn injuries in New Jersey from 2000 to 2017. Unfortunately, many other victims are injured every year when they are burned in negligent accidents.
You do not have to feel like you are alone after a serious accident like this. If you suffered burn injuries and you believe someone else was responsible, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your hardships.
Burn injuries can be physically, mentally, and financially devastating. The person who caused your accident could be held accountable for the pain and suffering they caused. Here at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C., our attorneys fight for accident victims across multiple states. We may be able to fight for you and your loved ones after a burn accident.
If you retain a Fair Lawn burn injuries lawyer at our law firm, we can be there to represent your case at every stage of the legal process, from start to finish. From gathering evidence to negotiating settlements to trial services and more, our attorneys can be there to take care of the legal details during this challenging situation.
To learn more about your legal options after a burn accident in Fair Lawn, contact a Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. representative today at (201) 585-9111 to get started with your free consultation.
Recoverable Losses for Burn Injury Victims
In addition to the physical impact of these accidents, burn injury victims often accrue thousands of dollars in hospital bills and financial losses. That does not even account for the wide-ranging effects burn injuries can have on your personal life and mental health.
Thankfully, you can seek economic and non-economic compensation for your losses when you take legal action against the offender who caused your accident.
In the city of Fair Lawn, recoverable losses can take many forms, including:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Loss of past and future income
- Loss of benefits
- Decreased earning capacity
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of quality of life
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues
- Overall pain from bodily injuries
- Assistance with permanent disfigurement and disabilities
- And more
Common Types of Burn Accidents
While most people associate burns with open flames, many different scenarios can result in burns to the skin. Some of the most common ways to get burn injuries include:
- High amounts of radiation
- Long-term exposure to the sun
- Heated metals, glasses, steam, and liquids
- Defective tanning beds or other products
- Elderly neglect
- Child abuse
- Exposed electrical wiring
- Dangerous chemicals, including acids, lye, and paint thinner
- And more
Proving Who Caused Your Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can happen almost anywhere, from apartments to work environments to grocery stores and beyond. Accordingly, many different parties may ultimately be held liable for your burns. Some of the most common liable parties may include landlords, construction companies, property owners, store managers, and more.
After a traumatic accident like this, you may find it challenging to balance your recovery with your attempts to prove liability. Fortunately, you do not have to worry about launching an investigation on your own. If you retain a Fair Lawn burn injuries lawyer at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C., you can rest easy while we work to gather evidence on your behalf.
We can use many methods to help us determine liability in your case, including:
- Eyewitness reports
- Police files
- Medical documents
- Legal precedents
- Local and state laws
- Videos and photographs
- Expert witnesses
- And more
If you feel confused or uncertain about your rights in a burn injury case, our attorneys can help you understand your legal options as your case progresses. For more information, contact a Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. team member today at (201) 585-9111 to receive your free consultation.
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Understanding the Severity of Burn Injuries
If the court decides to award you a settlement for your pain and suffering, the financial value of your case will largely be based on the extent of your physical injuries. As such, it is important to receive a proper diagnosis for your injuries so you can prove your injuries during your legal proceedings and seek the justice you deserve.
According to the Mayo Clinic, burns fall under three basic categories based on the severity of the injury:
- First-degree burns: The least serious burns only affect the epidermis (the outer layer of skin). Side effects are usually minor, including mild pain and redness around the affected area.
- Second-degree burns: As the burns increase in severity, they affect multiple layers of skin. Side effects may include white or red skin, swelling, blisters, scarring, and severe pain.
- Third-degree burns: The most serious burns reach all the way down to the fat below the surface of the skin. As the skin turns white, brown, or black, the burns may affect the nerves and cause numbness. These third-degree burns can result in permanent scarring and disfigurement.
Burn Injury Lawyers Fighting for Victims in Fair Lawn
Here at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C., we realize how serious burn injury accidents can be. We understand burn accident cases and can help you navigate the legal process throughout every step of your claim. If you are looking for guidance or assistance with your legal case, a Fair Lawn burn injuries lawyer can be there to fight for your rights.
Lastly, keep in mind that you only have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim after a burn accident. According to New Jersey Revised Statutes §2A:14-2, these cases are subject to a two-year statute of limitations.
To learn more about what we can do for your case at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C., contact a representative today at (201) 585-9111 to get started with your free consultation.