Thermal Burn Injuries
While an injury for a thermal burn can be mild, many are severe and can cause catastrophic injury. The National Institutes of Heath (NIH) state that burns are a frequent cause of injury to children, and, after motor vehicle accidents and drowning are the third most common cause of injury resulting in death.
Most importantly, it is estimated that a majority of burns are preventable.
The attorneys at Schiffman Firm have helped secure just compensation for many thermal burn victims
These include those persons injured by defective products, fires due to faulty wiring or other causes, faulty electric lines, smoke or fire alarms which don’t work properly, gas well and other explosions, defective flammable products, and many other causes.
Thermal burn injuries can be among the most painful, disfiguring, and harmful of injuries. Burn injury treatment can include painful debridement and/or skin grafts. Burn injuries require long courses of medical treatment with hospitalizations and staggeringly high costs. The injured party will also suffer significant disfigurement and pain and stress.
We have almost a century of expertise and know the proper experts to consult, Our consultants include expert fire investigators who have the skill to determine the cause and origin of a fire. The success of your case may rest on the proper examination of the scene. It is imperative to have the scene thoroughly analyzed utilizing correct forensic methods.
We also work with specially trained engineers who regularly examine and test products to determine the defect which caused the fire or the explosion. The testing and retention of a faulty product may be critical to your case. Similarly, experts with whom we work examine and analyze electrical lines and underground conduits.
If your thermal burn injury occurred on the job or related to your work assignment, you may also have a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are available to pay medical costs and lost wages but will not compensate you for pain and suffering. Often, two actions, one for workers’ compensation benefits and one for unsafe premises or defective product or negligence can be brought thereby giving an injured person two routes to compensation. As you may imagine, this requires experience in handling these types of cases.
If you or your loved one receives a thermal burn injury, the experience which Schiffman Firm brings to the case is crucial. We have achieved million dollar settlements of cases in which burn victims were led to believe that they did not have a valid case to pursue.
We offer our services throughout Western and Central Pennsylvania.
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If you or someone you care about has sustained a thermal burn, you need the right attorneys. Contact us today for a free case assessment. In most instances, there are no costs or fees for our representation in personal injury cases unless we recover money on your behalf.