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Our Irvine burn injury attorneys have helped burn victims for several decades now and always worked to make sure that our clients get the maximum assistance they need. We work hard to make sure that victims get the compensation they deserve.

Are burn injuries common?

Burn injuries are very common in the United States, and specifically in Irvine as well. For every 2 to 3 hours in the United States, there is one person that has suffered a burn injury. This is such an alarming rate, especially because the majority of these burn injuries are preventable. 

Medical Costs And Burn Injuries

There are several different types of medical costs that you might have to face in the event that you have suffered a burn injury in Irvine. For example, you may need:

  • Imaging: medical providers use imaging to see how deep the burn is, and if there are any other internal injuries that the burn has caused
  • Prescription medication: you most likely will need medication for your Burns to prevent any infections, and for pain management
  • Surgery:  if the burn is very deep, you may need surgery 
  • Physical therapy: you may need physical therapy after suffering burn injuries, especially to cope with the burns, and learning how to resume back to normal life

Why should you hire our Irvine burn injury attorneys?

Our burn injury attorneys work to investigate the circumstances of the accident and communicate with insurance adjusters and other parties to stand up for your rights and make sure that you get the legal care you need. Burn injuries could cause permanent scarring and could impact your life forever. Because of the permanent damages burn injuries cause, you must have a top-rated and skilled attorney on your side.

Contact our Irvine attorneys at Heidari law for more information on how we can help you with your injury case.

What are the different types of burn injuries?

Usually, when people think of burns, they think of a thermal burn that is simply caused by fire. But there are several other burns that you have the right to file a lawsuit for in the event that a negligent party caused your injuries. No matter what burns you have suffered, give our attorneys a call. Knowing exactly what burns you have suffered is important when seeking compensation, such as medical bills and lost wages.

Below are the different types of burn injuries:

  • Chemical burns: chemical burns occur when skin comes into contact with a chemical or a toxic substance.
  • Radiation burns: radiation burns occur when the skin comes into contact with radiation, or sun exposure.
  • Electrical burns:  electrical burns occur when there are loose wires, and the high voltage comes into contact with skin. Not only could this affect the skin, but also have internal damage such as difficulty breathing and nerve damage

What should I do after a burn injury?

After a burn injury, there are specific steps that you should take. this includes:

  1. Report the injury: if you were injured while on the job, you may have a workplace accident which could qualify you for a workers compensation claim. For example, if you were a construction worker and suffered an electrical burn because the electric wires were left open and not properly taken care of by the construction company, you may have the right to file both a worker’s compensation claim and a lawsuit for your construction accident injuries.
  2. Seek medical help: you should seek medical attention immediately after suffering a burn because a burn will require medical assistance. Usually, burns will need medical intervention, or else they would heal improperly, or cause an infection.
  3. Take photos of the accident scene: taking photos of what caused the burn injuries will help our attorneys piece together what happened. The more time passes by, the less likely you are to be able to take photos of the accident scene. you should take photos and videos as soon as possible.
  4. Contact an Irvine burn injury attorney: our Irvine burn injury attorneys will help you get the compensation you need, and give you advice on what steps you should take next for your lawsuit. 

How to prove a burn injury lawsuit?

In order to prove a burn injury lawsuit, there are elements that you must have to show occurred. these elements include:

  • Duty: you must show that the other responsible party had a duty to act in a reasonable manner, and should have prevented the incident from occurring. For example, if you were a construction worker who was burned while at work, you must assert that the construction company, also known as the employer, had a duty to keep the construction site reasonably safe and free from any dangerous conditions. 
  • Breach: you must show that the responsible party breached their duty. This means that the party should have kept the construction site safe, but failed to do so, and so they breached the duty.
  • Causation: you must prove that the breach, and the party’s failure to follow the safe practices caused the incident to occur.
  • Damages: your skilled attorney will then have to show that you suffered damages, such as burn injuries from the accident. 

What kind of damages could I recover?

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Future lost income
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

Burn Lawsuit And Pain And Suffering

Pain and suffering is one of the most important types of compensation you could receive if you have suffered a burn injury. Burn injuries could lead to permanent scarring and disfigurement, which could take an emotional toll and affect on the victim’s self-confidence. 

Have You Suffered Burn Injuries In Irvine? We Are Here To Help 

Schedule a consultation with our experienced Irvine burn injury attorneys.

Our burn injury attorneys have experience representing all different types of burn victims, from electrical burns to chemical burns. No matter what burns you have suffered, it is very important that you get a skilled and qualified attorney on your side.

Our lawyers know what it takes to litigate a case and take the case to trial. In the event that both parties are not able to settle, our attorneys will represent you in trial in front of a jury. Call us today for more information. Our consultations are free of charge, and allow you to get comfortable and speak to our attorneys one-on-one without the pressure.

Do I qualify for compensation for my burn injuries in Irvine?

To see if you qualify for compensation, and to hold the responsible party for your burn injuries, give our attorneys a call to set up a one-on-one consultation. Several of our clients ask us how much their case may be worth, we cannot give a direct answer unless we learn all the circumstances of the accident when our clients come in for a one-on-one case evaluation. 

Our attorneys are contingency fee attorneys, and only get compensation in the event that we win compensation for you through a settlement or through a trial judgment.

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