Burn Injuries

Crown Point Burn Injury Attorneys

Fighting for Burn Injury Victims in Crown Point, IN

Burn injuries can lead to significant physical, emotional, and financial impacts, often leaving victims grappling with a long-term recovery process. Physically, these injuries can cause severe pain, disfigurement, and loss of mobility, which can necessitate multiple surgeries and extensive physical therapy. Emotionally, victims may suffer from trauma and psychological distress, further complicating their recovery. Financially, the costs of medical treatment, ongoing care, and loss of income can be staggering.

At Alvarez Law Offices, we understand the profound impact that burn injuries can have on victims and are committed to helping them get justice. If you suffered severe burns in an automobile accident or at work, our Crown Point burn injury lawyers can help you explore your legal options for recovering compensation through a personal injury or workers’ compensation claim. With over $1 billion recovered for our clients, our results speak for themselves, and we are ready to put our over 200 years of combined legal experience to work for you.

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How Automobile Accidents Cause Burn Injuries

The nature and severity of burn injuries sustained in automobile accidents depend on the specific circumstances of the crash. High-speed collisions can result in ruptured fuel lines or tanks, leading to fires. This is especially true in cases involving older vehicles with less advanced safety features. When a vehicle catches fire, occupants may suffer from thermal burns, which can range from minor surface injuries to deep burns affecting multiple layers of skin and underlying tissue.

In addition to the risk of thermal burns from vehicle fires, victims can also suffer chemical burns in an automobile accident. This can occur if a car's battery is damaged in a collision, causing it to leak corrosive battery acid. Such chemical burns can be particularly dangerous because they continue to damage the skin and underlying tissues until the chemical is thoroughly washed off.

Electrical burns are another major risk. Modern cars are filled with complex electrical systems, and a high-impact crash can cause these systems to malfunction or expose live wires. If an occupant comes into contact with a live wire, the electrical current can cause severe internal and external burn injuries.

Airbags, while generally a life-saving feature, can also cause friction burns when they deploy with great force during a collision. While these burns are typically less severe than other types of burn injuries, they can still cause significant pain and require medical treatment.

If you suffered any kind of burn injury because of an automobile accident that was not your fault, you may have a personal injury claim. Our Crown Point burn injury attorneys can assess what happened and advise you of your legal options for recovering compensation.

We've Recovered Billions for Clients

  • $8.5 Million Semi-Truck Accident
  • $4 Million Steel Mill Explosion
  • $3.55 Million Injured Tradesmen/Steelworker
  • $3 Million Prescription Medical Defect
  • $2.5 Million Amputation in Illinois
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How Workplace Accidents Cause Burn Injuries

Despite safety measures and regulations, workplace accidents leading to burn injuries still occur. Workers in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and chemical processing are often at higher risk due to regular exposure to heat, flammable substances, and potentially dangerous equipment.

Workers who routinely deal with open flames, hot surfaces, steam, or hot liquids face a heightened risk of thermal burns. For example, a construction worker may suffer burns from hot tar or a welding torch. Likewise, a chef in a restaurant may get burned from a hot stove or boiling water. In industrial settings, steam pipes or overheated machinery can also cause serious thermal burns.

Workplaces dealing with hazardous substances often report cases of chemical burns. These types of burns are common in industries that handle corrosive substances, such as cleaning chemicals, acids, or alkalis. Workers in these industries are at risk if these substances accidentally splash onto their skin or eyes. 

Electrical burns are a significant risk in workplaces that involve working with electrical systems or equipment. Electricians, for instance, are at risk of suffering severe burns if they come into contact with live wires or electrical components. Such burns can cause deep tissue damage that may not be visible initially, making them particularly dangerous.

Friction burnscan also occur in workplace accidents. These types of burns are common in industries where manual labor and heavy machinery use is common. For instance, a worker could suffer a friction burn if they fall and slide on a rough surface or if their skin is caught and dragged along by moving machinery.

When you suffer burns in a workplace accident, we can help you file a workers’ compensation claim, which can cover medical treatment, rehabilitation, and a portion of the wages lost during recovery. You do not need to prove negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing to get workers’ compensation benefits. If your burn injuries were caused by the negligence or recklessness of a third party – not your employer or a co-worker – we may also be able to help you pursue a personal injury claim against them. 

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Compensation for Burn Injury Victims in Indiana

Severe burn injuries will trigger numerous life-altering consequences that warrant fair compensation. No matter the circumstances, our Crown Point burn injury lawyers can help you explore and pursue all available avenues for recovering compensation. 

A personal injury claim allows a burn injury victim to potentially recover the following types of compensation:

  • Economic Damages. These are tangible costs that can be easily calculated and documented. They include medical expenses (both current and future), lost wages, loss of earning capacity if the burn injury prevents the victim from returning to their previous employment, and property damage (if applicable).
  • Non-Economic Damages. These are intangible costs that are more difficult to quantify but are nevertheless real and significant. They can include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement resulting from burn injuries.
  • Punitive Damages. In some cases, if the responsible party's actions were especially reckless or malicious, the court may award punitive damages. These are not meant to exclusively compensate the victim but rather to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior in the future.

Again, if you suffered burn injuries as a direct result of your employment, you may not necessarily be able to file a personal injury claim unless a third party was responsible for your injuries. Our team at Alvarez Law Offices can still help you file a workers’ compensation claim and secure medical benefits as well as disability benefits that will cover a portion of lost wages. We will always fight to get you the maximum compensation possible.  

You have limited time to take legal action, so discuss your options today by calling (219) 300-5204 or contacting us online! We handle cases involving auto accidents nationwide.

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