A fire injury lawyer can help you get compensation from the right parties when you have been injured by fire due to someone’s negligence. There are many different causes of fire, such as:
- electrical malfunctions
- malfunctioning radiators
- gas explosions
- manufacturing processes
- unsafe conditions at work
- car accident
A fire can happen anywhere, including:
- a single residential home
- a commercial establishment
- a high-rise building
- a vehicle
- an open area
Fire injuries can be aggravated when the site of the fire is not compliant with fire and safety code. A fire injury lawyer can assist you in analyzing your situation to ensure that the negligent parties will be liable for your injuries.
If you are looking to speak with a fire injury lawyer, we at the Law Offices of Albert Goodwin are here for you. You can call us at 718-509-9774 or send us an email at email@example.com.
Most Common Causes of fire injuries
Fire injuries can result from gas explosions, kitchen fires, steam explosion, pipe explosion, or manhole explosion. You can suffer burn injuries, smoke inhalation injuries, other severe injuries, and significant property damage. The amount of damages you can claim will depend on the severity of your injury and the negligence of the party causing the injury.
For example, burn injuries can result from:
- unsafe working conditions
- staff that are not trained to handle flammable materials
- failure to appropriately store flammable materials in a warehouse,
- defective or faulty products
Burns can also be caused by
- skin contact with chemicals
- skin contact with extremely hot surfaces
- inhaling chemicals
- defective tanning booths
- faulty electrical outlets
Types of burns
You may suffer a first-degree burn, second degree burn, third-degree burn, all the way to the sixth degree.
- A first-degree burn is a surface burn. You will only experience redness or pain.
- A second-degree burn will result to blisters.
- A third-degree burn can damage your nerve endings and will cause skin discoloration and pain numbness at the site of injury. You will likely need skin grafts in this case, a very expensive medical procedure.
- A fourth-degree burn may cause damage to tendons, nerves, and muscle beneath the skin. It can produce long-term consequences such as joint problems. In some cases, amputations may be necessary.
- A fifth-degree burn affects not just the tissue but the bone. It may expose the bone at the site of the injury and can lead to permanent internal damage, including organ failure. Amputations may also be required.
- A sixth-degree burn, the most severe of them all, usually results from a gas or car accident explosion. It does not only expose the bone, but it damages the bone. This type of injury can be fatal.
What are the damages recoverable in a fire injury case
Your fire injury lawyer will analyze your situation to see who to file a case against and what damages you will be able to recover. As previously mentioned, it would depend on the severity of your fire injuries, the type of medical treatment you need, whether long term medical treatment is required, whether you will sustain long-term damage, or if you have lost employment or had to take a leave of absence because of the injury.
Some damages you may be able to recover are pain and suffering due to serious burns, loss of enjoyment of life based on permanent injuries, disfigurement, emotional trauma or scarring, medical bills such as hospital bills, nursing care, rehabilitation, past and future medical costs, lost wages, wrongful death damages, and punitive damages.
When you have sustained injuries, it is important to call a fire injury lawyer immediately. The fire injury lawyer will tell you the kind of documentation you need to obtain to strengthen your case, such as reports of government agencies on the cause of the fire and medical reports and evaluations. Should you need assistance, we at the Law Offices of Albert Goodwin are here for you. We have offices in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY and Queens, NY. You can call us at 718-509-9774 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.