One of the most painful types of injuries that a person can suffer is a burn injury. A serious burn injury can cause significant, long-term physical and psychological damage to the victim. Burns can arise out of car accidents, construction accidents, and other accidents on the road, on the job, and elsewhere. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, it is important to get the treatment and compensation that you deserve as quickly as possible.
At Ball, Kirk & Holm, we provide skilled legal help for injured people, including those who have suffered burn injuries. Our waterloo burn injury lawyers represent people throughout Iowa who are injured as the result of others’ negligence. Schedule a free consultation today to learn how we can fight for your right to fair and just compensation.
Types of Burn Injury Cases We Handle
There are several different types of burns. First-degree burns are the mildest form and typically only require minor, at-home treatment. Second- and third-degree burns, however, can be extensive, severe, and even life-threatening. These types of burns can necessitate immediate emergency medical treatment and ongoing care. In very serious cases, severe burns can lead to infections and other complications, and may ultimately prove fatal.
At Ball, Kirk & Holm, we assist clients who have been injured or who have lost a loved one due to serious burn injuries. We are equipped to handle all types of injury and catastrophic injury cases.
Our Waterloo burn attorneys are experienced at helping people who have sustained burns as a result of:
- Auto accidents
- Gas explosions
- Electrical accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Construction accidents
- Gasoline spills
- Building fires
- Post-collision fuel-fed fires
This list represents just some of the types of burn injury cases we handle. Our firm can assist you with your case, no matter the specific circumstances involved.
Common Accidents That Lead to Burn Injuries
Accidents that often lead to serious burn injuries include:
- Accidents caused by boiling water, steam, hot beverages, and more
- Bonfires, camping, and other recreational events
- Car, truck, motorcycle, and other motor vehicle accidents
- Chemical burns
- Construction and other work-related accidents
- Contact with hot surfaces
- Electrical accidents
- Gas stove, grill, and other appliance malfunctions
- Radiation exposure
How serious does your burn injury have to be in order to sue? It varies case by case as every individual and situation is different. If left untreated, for instance, even minor burns can lead to infection and other serious harm. If your burn injury was serious enough to incur significant expenses that you are having trouble paying for on your own, then it is probably serious enough to warrant a claim. Feel free to contact us for more details.
What Kind of Compensation Can You Get for a Burn Injury?
Following a burn injury, you may be able to receive compensation for all that apply to your case:
- Medical expenses (past, present, and future)
- Lost wages or loss of earning capacity
- Property damage costs
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring or disfigurement resulting from burn injuries
- And more
Let Our Firm Fight for You
Burn injuries can be painful, cause disfigurement, and require extensive reconstructive surgery for years into the future. Our firm is dedicated to helping our clients recover fair compensation for their burn injuries. While financial compensation cannot undo the pain and suffering you have been through, it can help with the cost of medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other economic and non-economic damages. In some cases, you may be able to pursue punitive damages, meant to hold egregiously negligent parties responsible for their actions.
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The teamwork at Ball, Kirk & Holm were very informative & in constant contact.Russ, Personal Injury Client