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Burn Injuries

Scranton Burn Injury Attorneys

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restaurant chef cooking over an open flameSevere burn injuries are not just painful, they are also debilitating. Continuing day-to-day activities or going to work can be impossible while you are healing from a burn. Scar tissue can also cause a lifetime of complications, depending on how widespread it is and what body parts were burned. The answer to such serious situations and injuries should be to take legal action against the party that caused it.

If you suffered a severe burn in Scranton due to someone else’s negligence, then reach out to Fellerman & Ciarimboli at (877) 989-4878 today. Our Scranton burn injury lawyers can use their 40+ years of collective legal experience to elevate your case and prepare it for the scrutiny of the harshest opposition. When defense attorneys and insurance companies push to get your case or damages dismissed, we push back!

Contact our law firm now if you need info about filing a burn injury claim.

How Severe Was Your Burn?

The severity of your burn injury will greatly affect how your case develops. For example, mild burn injuries will probably call for a smaller amount of compensation than a severe burn.

Burn injuries are sorted into degrees based on the extent of the burn, including:

  • 1st: A first-degree burn is mild and often requires first-aid techniques to alleviate, like applying a cold compress to the wound. Pain from the burn will be temporary and there should be no lasting effects.
  • 2nd: A second-degree burn is moderate and should be treated by a medical professional to reduce the risk of healing complications and infection. Pain can be severe depending on the burn location. A lawsuit could be justified.
  • 3rd: A third-degree burn is severe and requires immediate medical attention. Surgery and extensive hospitalization are likely. Months of rehabilitative therapy might also be necessary.
  • 4th to 6th: Burns ranging into the 4th, 5th, and 6th degrees are generally considered not to be survivable due to the extensive, deep damage done. A wrongful death lawsuit will be justified.

Damages in a Burn Injury Claim

The damages available to you for your burn injury claim could be:

  • Cost of emergency medical care and hospitalization
  • Cost of rehabilitative therapy, perhaps for years
  • Lost wages and lowered income capacity
  • Pain, suffering, and permanent disability

The compensation that we pursue for you in your burn injury case should be reflective of all that you have experienced and endured. Calculating the economic damages depends on adding together all of your costs that can be tracked on paper, like medical bills and missing paychecks. Your noneconomic damages will take more work because they are meant to represent abstract concepts like your anguish and hardships. We will want to work closely with you to get a full understanding of how much your burns have impacted your day-to-day life and what that has done to your overall wellbeing. Only then can we accurately calculate and demand a damage total on your behalf.

How Long Do You Have to File a Burn Injury Claim in Pennsylvania?

Every state has a "statute of limitations" which prevents you from filing an injury claim after a certain amount of time has passed. In Pennsylvania you have up to 2 years after the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. If you wait too long- you will forfeit your right to pursue compensation in court.

If your burn injury was sustained in the workplace and you are considering filing a workers' compensation claim, you have 120 days to report the incident to your employer. However, you should always report an injury immediately after it occurs in order to preserve evidence and take advantage of any witnesses who may have been present.

Legal Guidance for Burn Injury Claims & Lawsuits

Most catastrophic injury claims are able to settle before they reach the courtroom, but this is not guaranteed. There could be a chance that the defendant will refuse to cooperate, and their insurer will drag the case into litigation. In either situation, you can rest a little easier knowing that Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC is on your side. Our burn injury attorneys in Scranton are able to negotiate fair settlements and fight adamantly on your behalf in court.

Free consultations are available for inquiring burn injury clients. Get help from our burn injury lawyers in Scranton today.

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