Posted by Samuel Fishman on 12/17/2020

Things You Need To Know About Burn Injury Compensation In Philadelphia

Things You Need To Know About Burn Injury Compensation In Philadelphia

If you have survived a burn injury, you already know the kind of pain you have to go through during an accident and the healing process. Burn injuries not only create tremendous physical pain, but they drain a person emotionally. Add to that, the expense of medications and various medical bills, and the entire healing process becomes even more challenging. 

Any number of incidents can cause burn injuries. One that comes readily to mind is, of course, a burn caused by fire. Burns related to fires, chemicals, or explosions can cause severe injuries. 

If you believe that your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence or intentional conduct, you may want to file a claim against the individual or entity in Philadelphia. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the degree of injury caused. In other words, it will depend on the severity of your injuries.  

Grading the severity of a burn

Burns are defined in terms of “degree.”  Burn degrees are divided into four main categories: 1st-degree burn, 2nd-degree burn, 3rd-degree burn, and 4th-degree burn. 

  • First degree burns- This involves burning the top layer of the skin where the patient does not experience blisters. They tend not to be complicated or severe. 
  • Second-degree burns involve burning the first and second layers of the skin, which is called the dermis. Patients experiencing second-degree burns can have blisters and severe pain. It can also cause scarring.
  • Third-degree burns- A person suffering from a third-degree burn may feel less pain than a second-degree burn. The burn reaches a person’s fat layer beneath the skin, which causes substantial damage to the nerves. This causes numbness in the affected area. However, patients may experience considerable complications during the treatment and healing process.
  • Fourth-degree burns- This type of burn goes beyond the skin layers, fat layers, and muscles. It can even reach a person’s bones. Patients surviving fourth-degree burns find it takes significant time to heal. The scars caused due from the burning remain with them for a lifetime.

How to seek compensation for burns

If the burn is the result of a person’s or company’s negligence or intentional conduct, then you can file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering and financial loss. Contact Burn Injury Lawyer to get professional help with your case.

It might be difficult for a burn patient or his family member to file a lawsuit by themselves. During a medical emergency caused by a burn, it is essential that the victim seek medical care. Family members are often also emotionally drained when they have a loved one who is suffering from the pain of burns.

In such cases, it is recommended that  you consult an attorney expert in handling burn cases to obtain the compensation you deserve. 

With the help of an attorney, the process can be easy and fast. Experienced counsel knows the laws applicable to burn cases.

Why should you hire an injury lawyer to file your burn case?

A burn injury case can be more complicated than you think. When you work with a seasoned injury lawyer, you will be able to understand what you should expect out of your case and the best practices to get what you deserve. There are a number of   things that a burn lawyer will do for you. These include (are not limited to):

  • Evaluate your case and give you an idea of your compensation amount
  • Explain and evaluate the various factors that influence the compensation amount
  • Identify the liable party for the accident
  • Handling insurance companies and other settlements
  • Answer your questions related to your case
  • Preparation of the case in a way to bring you the compensation you deserve
  • Filing the case for you and representing you in court when needed

The Law Office of Samuel Fishman has been serving burn victims for the last 20 years. The Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers here are highly experienced and hard-working. They work closely with doctors and nurses to understand the case in-depth, and develop the victim's personal injury case.

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