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Hire a Burn Injury Attorney and Get Professional Legal Representation

Burn victims experience severe trauma. The physical injuries are painful, uncomfortable, leave lifetime scars, and cause great distress to a person’s life. At the same time, the emotional scars can be just as devastating. The law firm of Smith Alston Darner & Lee is here to help you through these difficult times.

Our skin is what protects our vital organs and everything in our bodies. It is our largest defense system. A severe burn can be fatal or have other serious repercussions. If your burn injury was the result of someone’s negligence, you may have a valid injury claim and be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.

Many burn incidents could have been prevented with proper safety protocols, adherence to regulations, safety equipment, and so forth. When unsafe behavior leads to a burn injury in the workplace you may have a claim for Worker’s Compensation. This may entitle you to compensation to cover medical expenses and lost wages as a result of your burn injury.

Common Burn Injuries and Causes

A burn can happen in a variety of situations and from a broad range of negligent behavior. Some of the major kinds of burns and circumstances include:

  • Car accidents
  • Chemical burns
  • Electrical burns 
  • Scalding 

How Serious Burns Can Affect A Person’s Life and Wellbeing

Burns can be a catastrophic injury that dramatically alters the course of someone’s life. These types of injuries have effects throughout several aspects of your life, including: 

  • Your ability to work
  • Your health
  • Physical appearance
  • Emotional wellbeing 
  • Medical bills 
  • Financial stability

What to Expect From Your Initial Consultation

After you seek medical attention, it’s in your best interest to call the office of a trusted burn injury attorney. When you call us for a free consultation, you will sit down and talk with one of our attorneys. We will lay out the facts and details of your case and advise you on what steps to take and how we can help you. We work honestly and ethically to help all of our clients receive the compensation they deserve. Seeking compensation is a way to restore the balance in your life and get help for your medical bills and emotional and psychological trauma. 

Types of Benefits You Might Be Eligible For

There are several benefits that you might qualify for or be entitled to with your negligence or workers’ compensation claims. They may include:

  • Medical benefits
    • You are entitled to coverage for medical bills related to your injury. This might include a visit to the emergency room, visits with your doctor, or scar revision specialists. 
  • Lost wages
    • If you lose any time from due to the injuries sustained, you may be entitled to lost wages. The amount of wage loss compensation you may be entitled to depend on the amount of time missed and your salary or hourly pay. 
  • Disability
    • There are several categories of disability including temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, and permanent disability.

      Temporary total disability concerns the time period, if any, during which the doctor says that you are not released to do any work. Statutory benefits are set at a percentage of your average monthly earnings.

      Temporary partial disability benefits cover any time in which the doctor says you are able to do some work, but during which you continue to be under a doctor’s care. Your benefit will be a percentage of the difference between your average monthly wage and the amount you are currently making.

      Permanent disability is the stage at which your injury is not expected to improve, and you may then be eligible for permanent disability benefits, which is ordinarily a percentage of permanent disability. Note that your employer (or the insurance carrier) can challenge the existence and amount of the disability.

Contact the Personal Injury Experts Today & Get Compensation

A burn injury can be debilitating. It can cause you to miss work or even have limited mobility or long-term consequences. We will get you the compensation you deserve to cover your medical expenses and pain and suffering. All of our attorneys speak Spanish and are ready to help.  Call us at 602-892-5000 for more information, or feel free to come by the office at 6816 E Brown Rd #101 Mesa, Arizona 85207.

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