Five Things to Know About Burn Injury Claims


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Five Things to Know About Burn Injury Claims

Burn injuries are commonly described as catastrophic injuries because they can have significant effects on a person’s life. Not only can burn injuries be extremely physically painful and debilitating, but they can also result in emotional and psychological trauma due to their disfiguring nature. If another person or party is responsible for your burn injury, I want to help you obtain compensation for your losses. The following are five things to know about burn injury claims in Ohio.

  1. There Are Different Types of Burn Injuries

According to WebMD, the following are different types of burns:

  • Friction burns;
  • Cold burns;
  • Thermal burns;
  • Radiation burns;
  • Chemical burns; and
  • Electrical burns.
  1. Burn Injuries are Classified According to Their Severity

Burn injuries are classified according to their severity, as WebMD explains:

  • First-degree burns: The least serious type of burn injury that typically heals with treatment.
  • Second-degree burns: More serious type of burn injury that affects the outer layer of the skin and the layer underneath (called the dermis). This type of burn injury will typically blister and likely will require medical treatment. Second-degree burns are often classified as superficial second-degree burns (less serious) and deep partial thickness burns (much more serious)
  • Third-degree burns: This is one of the most serious types of burns that affects all layers of the skin. These burns damage nerve endings and cause permanent disabilities and disfigurement.
  • Fourth-degree burns: This is the most serious type of burn that destroys all of the skin in addition to bones and muscles. Fourth-degree burns are often fatal.
  1. Most Burn Injury Claims Will Need to Be Filed Within Two Years from the Date of the Injury

 Under Ohio law, most burn injury lawsuits must be filed within two years from the date of the burn incident. Failing to file your burn injury claim within this time window can lead to a time-barred claim, and you will not be able to seek compensation for your losses. Do not wait to file your claim when I can get started on your case.

  1. Burn Injuries Can Arise Out of Different Types of Personal Injury Cases

Burn injuries can occur in many different kinds of accidents and as a result of different types of personal injury cases. For example, friction burns can be common in motor vehicle collisions and motorcycle accidents, while thermal burns can result from a defective kitchen appliance. Regardless of the type of personal injury case, I can help you to file a burn injury claim.

  1. You Should Work with a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer for Your Best Chance at Financial Recovery

Burn injury claims can be complicated, and it can be difficult to negotiate effectively with an insurance company or to prove fault in a complex burn injury lawsuit. For your best chances at a fair settlement offer or damages award, you should work with an aggressive catastrophic injury attorney. Many burn injuries are indeed catastrophic, and I will do everything I can to help you obtain the money you deserve. Nobody should have to suffer a catastrophic burn injury, but when these injuries do happen, it is essential to get you the compensation you need.

Contact My Office for Assistance with Your Burn Injury Claim

Burn injuries can be devastating and catastrophic, and they can happen in so many different circumstances. Whether you suffered a burn injury in a motor vehicle collision or after using a defective consumer product, I want to help you seek the financial compensation you are owed. It is critical to hold anyone responsible for your burn injury accountable for their negligent behavior. Do not hesitate to get in touch with me about your options for filing a claim. I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call me at 877.944.4373 for more information about how my firm can assist you.

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