Philadelphia Burn Injury Lawyer

Our Philadelphia burn injury lawyer represents clients who have suffered serious burn injuries as a result of traffic accidents, work site and construction accidents, unsafe conditions on premises, and defective products. According to the American Burn Association, 40,000 people suffered burn injuries requiring hospitalization (30,000 of which were at hospital burn centers) in 2016, alone. Residential fires resulted in 2,745 deaths and vehicle accident fires caused another 310.

Burns Caused by Car and other Vehicle Accidents

Burn injury cases handled by a Philadelphia burn injury lawyer frequently involve severe burns received in vehicle crash fires or explosions. Thermal burns, caused by contact with fire and other extreme heat sources, can cause catastrophic and horrifically painful injuries or death. Individuals responsible for traffic accidents resulting in victims’ burn injuries can be liable for victims’ burn-related damages. Compensable damages in burn injury cases may include, but are not limited to:

  • costs of skin graft and other burn-related surgery
  • lost wages and earning capacity
  • disfigurement
  • pain and suffering
  • loss of quality of life / emotional distress

Burns Caused by Construction and Work Site Accidents

Our Philadelphia burn injury lawyer also handles cases involving burn injuries sustained in construction and other work site accidents, including:

  • electrical burns / electrocutions from contact with electrical sources, faulty electrical equipment
  • chemical burns from chemical explosions and contact with acids, alkali agents, solvents, and corrosive chemicals
  • work / construction vehicle crash fires and explosions
  • machinery and tool burns
  • work-site premises fires and explosions
  • thermal burns from other fires, steam, boiling substances

A worker who sustains burn injuries in a construction and other work site accident may be entitled to workers’ compensation for his or her injuries. The worker may also be entitled to third party damages from responsible parties other than an employer or fellow employee. For more information on work site and construction injury lawsuits, see Philadelphia Work Site / Construction Accident Lawyer.

Burns Caused by Defective Products

A large number of defective products can cause serious burn injuries to unsuspecting users. Burn victims who have used or were exposed to these products may be entitled to compensation from product producers and distributors. Accidents resulting in serious burns from defective products include:

  • thermal burns from defective glass fireplace screens that conduct too much heat
  • thermal burns from defective furnaces and other defective appliances that catch fire, cause explosions, or release scalding steam
  • electrical burns from defective electric appliances
  • electrical burns from defective tools
  • thermal burns from restaurant hot drinks served at scalding temperatures
  • light burns from defective tanning booths or tanning lamps
  • burns caused by defective stoves, ovens, microwaves, grills, or hotplates
  • burns from house, apartment building, hotel, retail, and other fires caused by defective fireplaces, electrical systems, boilers, and other household equipment or machinery
  • burns caused by defective toys
  • burns caused by other defective household products and workplace equipment or products

For more information about defective product injuries, see Philadelphia Defective Product Lawyer.

Burns Caused by Negligently Maintained Premises

Individuals and entities responsible for the management and maintenance of land, buildings, and other premises may be liable for burn injuries caused to visitors to the premises. Examples of negligence that result in such liability include:

  • managers and owners of apartment buildings, retail establishments, hotels, restaurants, and other premises who negligently fail to install and maintain smoke alarms, fire alarms, sprinkler systems, and fire extinguishers
  • managers and owners of buildings who negligently fail to inspect, maintain, and repair of machinery and equipment that explodes or catches fire
  • managers and owners of buildings who negligently fail to inspect and repair electrical systems

Liability for premises related accidents and burns may depend on whether an injured visitor is an invitee, licensee, or trespasser. For more information on premises liability, see Philadelphia Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer.

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Were you or a family member burned in a traffic or work-related accident, a fire, or through exposure to a defective product? Our Philadelphia burn injury lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today for a cost-free evaluation of your case.

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