According to the World Health Organization:
All manner of things could cause such burn injuries, but more often than not, they stem from the singular root cause of another person’s negligence. If you or a local loved one suffered such a grievous, agonizing abrasion, learn how a Chicago burn injury lawyer can help you recoup some of those losses and seek the accountability you deserve.
There are a few types of burn injuries one could suffer:
Friction burns are extremely common in motor vehicle crashes, particularly when a motorcycle is involved and the motorist is more vulnerable and exposed to safety hazards. The latter three types of burns, on the other hand, are usually commonly caused in the home or workplace.
In either case, in either residential or commercial properties, there are very rigorous rules and regulations implemented that are supposed to keep the risk for such burn injuries at a minimum. The National Fire Protection Association has over 300 codes and suggested standards for burn injury prevention in properties, and OSHA rules mandate that workplaces must have a fire prevention plan implemented.
Even if no visible person(s) presently resulted in your burn injury, the entity that owns the premises may still be negligent and culpable in your injury by not adequately following these safety standards. Moreover, even if you don’t work in a job with an active burn injury risk, electrical fires could still happen in an office job.
If your vehicle suddenly catches fire and you crash, even without another negligent driver, the vehicle manufacturer may be partially at fault for providing you a defective product. A wide, complex miasma of factors could result in your injuries, which is why it’s important to sift through these complexities with the help of an experienced Chicago Burn Injury Attorney.
Obviously, compensation and damages you are eligible to claim vary widely case by case. They could range from a couple of thousands of dollars to well over a million dollars. The types of damages you could be eligible to receive in such a burn injury case include:
Out of pocket, researchers have ascertained that the mean cost of burn injuries is a little over $15,000. That may not sound like a lot in the grand scope of a person’s total net worth, but when you consider that the average person struggles to afford a $400 emergency expense (per the Federal Reserve), then it’s a difficult burden to shoulder.
It could mean the difference between making utility bills, rent, car payments, or other essential living expenses. This is a not burden to be taken lightly and not one which you should shoulder alone.
We’ve won millions in worker’s compensation and complex personal injury cases before in our dedicated, passionate advocacy for the injured. If you’re seeking justice, accountability, or some recouped losses in light of a burn injury, then we’re ready and willing to fight for you.
Burn injury cases fall under a two-year statute of limitations in the state, but if you or a loved one was victimized in a case, do not hesitate to contact our office to speak with the team at Saks, Robinson, & Rittenberg Ltd.