How to Seek Compensation for a Burn Injury

April 24, 2014 | J. Price McNamara
How to Seek Compensation for a Burn Injury

Have you sustained an extensive burn because of another person’s negligence? It could be as simple as using a curling iron that malfunctions, starts a fire and burns you in the process (this has happened!). Or, maybe you’ve gotten a radiation burn in an unfortunate x-ray incident. In these distressing instances, legal counsel can make all the difference. J. Price McNamara ERISA Insurance Claim Attorney can help you seek compensation for burns.

How did you get burned?

Some of the many ways people have acquired burn injuries include, but are not limited to:
  • Heat: This includes flames from a burning or car fires.
  • Radiation: Could be caused from the sun, x-rays, or sun lamps.
  • Chemicals: Chemical spills that get into contact with your skin.
  • Electricity: Faulty electrical equipment, including curling irons, electric appliances, poor wiring, or power tools.
If you are burned in any of these manners through no fault of your own, then compensation may be sought. Clients typically seek compensation for:
  • Medical Bills
  • Lost income
  • Emotional and Physical Pain
In the midst of dealing with insurance companies, medical bills, and your injuries, you should have someone on your side. Burn injury patients usually go through lengthy and painful skin grafts to heal. Skin grafting is a procedure which involves replacing burnt tissue with healthy tissue from another part of the patient’s body.

Contact a Baton Rouge Personal Injury Lawyer

Because burn injury compensation cases are quite complicated, it’s imperative to speak with an experienced attorney when filing a claim. J. Price McNamara ERISA Insurance Claim Attorney can provide aggressive and effective legal representation by limiting the amount of cases at any given time. This makes for a more comprehensive, personal approach to each case—you deserve the individualized attention! If you have sustained a burn injury in the Baton Rouge or Metairie area, contact our offices today and we will get back to you promptly.
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Losing my own brother, then my father and sister after long, disabling illnesses just a few months apart drove a career change for me. Before that experience, I never truly understood the place you’re in. I never understood the dramatic impact that receiving (or not receiving) the disability and life insurance benefits you paid for and counted on can have on your life especially when you need to focus on family and healing. What I experienced with my own family now drives the way I view my clients and my work, and I will never forget it!

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