Burn injuries can be excruciating, leaving victims with long-term physical and emotional damages. As you face the mounting cost of medical care, surgeries, rehabilitation, and counseling, it is essential to have an experienced burn injury lawyer fighting for full compensation and benefits for you. At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., in Cary, North Carolina, we have represented burn victims in the Raleigh area since 1994. We handle workers’ compensation and personal injury claims.
We work on a contingency basis for premises liability and personal injury. A contingency fee basis means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. Reach out today for a free consultation with a burn injury lawyer. We also offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas such as:
There are several known causes of burn injuries in the U.S. To begin with, burns may occur due to:
The injuries resulting from burns are categorized and classified as first-to-forth-degree burns.
This is the most common type of burn that exists. An example of this burn is the unintentional splashing of oil on yourself while cooking. These burn injuries are usually not severe and can be relieved by splashing cold water on the affected areas. Moreover, you can bandage the area to protect it against germ infections. However, if you received a first-degree burn that became infected and significantly impacted your life, and the burn wasn't your fault, you may be able to get compensation. Contact a burn injury lawyer at the Law Offices of John M. McCabe today.
First-degree burns are characterized by:
Second-degree burns are associated with increased pain, swelling, and blistering. The burn does affect not only the first layer of the skin but also the preceding ones. For safety, you should seek medical care immediately after a second-degree burn.
Third-degree and fourth-degree burns are the most severe types of burn injuries. This is because the burn can reach a point of interfering with the bones and the adipose tissues (fat layers). In addition, numbness and tingling in the affected regions are some of the results of damaged nerves. These burn types may occur if you are exposed to flames for extended periods. It is essential to note that patients under this type of burn need special and intense medical care.
Here’s a list of what to do if you have been burned.
You will need to see a doctor like any other type of injury. If the burn injuries are not severe, you can consider first aid. However, you'll need intense medical care for more severe burn injuries like third-and fourth-degree burns.
Personal burn injury lawyers with the required expertise will help you preserve your rights and get compensated. Based on the nature of the incident, your experienced burn injury lawyer can take you through the various types of damages you may seek compensation for.
Taking photos of your injuries and putting in writing some basic details relating to "where," "when," and "how" the burn occurred will play a vital role when filing a lawsuit.
Your burn injury attorney will provide you with two options for taking legal action depending on the extent of the losses you've suffered and the severity of the burn.
Some of the potential damages you'll be paid for here are; lost wages, disfigurement, loss of sensation, mental anguish, scarring, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.
This provides total compensation to the extent of your injuries. You will be compensated for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
As you face the aftermath of your burn injury, you can rely on our firm to stand by you at every stage of the process. We will take on the insurance company and make sure you are treated with the respect you deserve. We help people who were burned as a result of:
While we will be your strongest advocate as you take on your employer or the insurance companies, we will treat you with the personal attention and compassion you need during this difficult time. Our team has the necessary skills and experience to handle a workers’ compensation case, a personal injury case or both simultaneously, freeing you to focus on your recovery.