Did you recently suffer a burn injury in or around the Cleveland, Ohio area? You may be eligible to file a claim for compensation. Burn injuries, like other catastrophic injuries, often occur because of someone else’s careless or reckless behavior. For example, you might have hired an electrician who was negligent in completing a task at your home, and a home fire erupted as a result. Or, for instance, you might have suffered a serious burn injury at work due to a defective tool or machine. Burn injuries can happen in many different ways, and they can also range greatly in terms of severity. Even when burn injuries are not fatal, they can be life-altering and debilitating.
If you or someone you love suffered burn injuries because of someone else’s negligence, I can tell you more about how you can file a claim. In the meantime, the following are five things you should know about burn injuries.
You Have Two Years to File a Claim
It is extremely important to know that your burn injury claim has a statute of limitations that limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. Under Ohio law, most burn injury lawsuits have a two-year statute of limitations. The time window will begin on the date you sustained the burn injury and will remain open for two years. Once two years have passed, your claim will become time-barred. Do not wait to file your lawsuit. I can help you get started today.
Hundreds of Thousands of People Sustain Burn Injuries Every Year
Each year, an average of 486,000 people sustain burn injuries that require medical treatment, according to the American Burn Association. This figure does not include people who sustain minor burn injuries at home that do not require treatment from a healthcare provider. Of those injured, about 40,000 need to be hospitalized due to the severity of their injuries, and approximately 30,000 must be hospitalized at a specialized burn center.
Burn Injuries can be Fatal
Some burn injuries are fatal. If someone you loved sustained deadly burn injuries, you should contact me to find out about filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Burns Have Many Different Causes
A person can sustain burn injuries in many different kinds of accidents. According to Healthline, the following are the most common causes of burn injuries — boiling liquids, scalds, chemical burns, electrical burns, and fires.
Burn Injuries Range Greatly in Terms of Severity
According to Healthline, burn injuries can range significantly in terms of their severity. While “most people can recover from burns without serious health consequences,” very serious burns “require immediate emergency medical care to prevent complications and death.” Burns are classified according to three levels: first-degree burns (the least serious type), second-degree burns (more serious than first-degree burns), and third-degree burns (the most serious and life-threatening type of burn injury).
Call Me Today to Learn More About Filing a Burn Injury Lawsuit
Do you need assistance with a burn injury claim? Like other catastrophic injuries, burn injuries can result in severe pain and suffering, extensive medical bills, and lost wages. I can help you seek the financial compensation you deserve. Call my office today at 877.944.4373. I’ll Make Them Pay!®