How to Seek Compensation for a Burn Injury


bandaged arm of a child because of a skin lesionHave 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. The Law Offices of J. Price McNamara 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. The Law Offices of J. Price McNamara 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.