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New York Burn Injury Lawyers

Respected Labor Accident Lawyers Fight for Maximum Compensation for NYC Burn Injury Victims

Burns are among the most serious injuries that you can sustain in an accident at work.  Unfortunately, burn injuries often happen because someone was careless in the workplace.  When you suffer burn injuries in an accident at work, you should be eligible for workers’ compensation.  In other cases, a negligent third party might be responsible for paying you compensation if you sustained burn injuries in a work accident.

At Proner & Proner, our award-winning construction lawyers have been working hard to successfully help burn injury victims recover compensation for over 50 years in New York City–and we have a proven track record of success for getting full compensation in these cases.  

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Burn injuries can be among the most difficult injuries to recover from.  Some burn injuries even cause permanent disfigurement in addition to long-term pain and suffering. We’re here to make a positive difference in your case to make sure you get all the compensation that you deserve.  To schedule your free initial consultation, call our construction accident lawyers or contact us online today.

Types of Burn Injury Claims We Handle for New York City Accident Victims

Many workers sustain burn injuries in a fire, fire accident or explosion.  However, this is far from the only way that workers are injured on the job.  Common types of burn injury cases that we have handled include:

  • Chemical burns
  • Electrical burns
  • Burns caused by scalding
  • Friction burns
  • Electrocution
  • Burns caused by exposure to hot objects or extreme heat, known as thermal burns
  • Burns and other injuries caused by exposure to flames

Our skilled New York construction accident lawyers have experience helping burn injury victims recover compensation regardless of how the accident happened.  We have the experience necessary to help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve after an accident at work. We can also help you determine whether you are entitled to file a personal injury claim against a negligent third party under New York law.

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Burn Injuries are Classified Based Upon Severity

The medical community in NYC divides burn injuries into categories based upon the severity of the injury.  These categories are known as “degrees”, and apply as follows:

  • First-degree burns are usually the least serious, cause a slight redness to the outer layers of the skin and tend to heal on their own,
  • Second-degree burns cause slight blistering and cause the skin to become thicker, and can cause scarring or changes to your skin’s color,
  • Third-degree burn injuries can cause the skin to turn white, and penetrate the top levels of the skin to create more serious symptoms and, in some cases, nerve damage,
  • Fourth-degree burn injuries are the most serious and extend through all layers of the skin, where they can injure the underlying muscles and bones.  Fourth-degree burn injuries can be life-threatening.

Serious burn injuries can have a dramatic and lasting impact on your quality of life.  You might be required to spend an extended time in the hospital. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to improve your condition.  Other burn injuries are permanent and can even result in fatality. 

Our dedicated burn injury lawyers at Proner & Proner are here to work to get you full compensation while you tackle the difficult recovery process.  Your first consultation is free, so call us today to see how we can help.

Our NYC Burn Injury Lawyers Help Clients Recover Fair Compensation

Compensation awards in burn injury cases tend to vary based upon the severity of the injury itself.  A fair compensation award should reflect both the current and future costs of the injury. Our skilled New York burn injury lawyers will work hard to get fair compensation for:

  • All medical expenses not reimbursed by insurance,
  • The cost of future medical treatment, including reconstructive surgeries and skin-grafting treatments,
  • Lost wages,
  • Lost future earning capacity,
  • The cost of rehabilitative care or physical therapy,
  • Pain and suffering,
  • Psychological counseling,
  • Permanent disfigurement,
  • Loss of enjoyment of life,
  • Loss of the company of your loved one if the workplace accident resulted in death,
  • Loss of financial support.

When you’ve been injured in a construction accident or other work accident, workers’ compensation in New York provides compensation for your:

  • Medical expenses,
  • Short-term disability,
  • A portion of lost wages.

In many cases involving severe burn injuries, you may be permanently unable to return to work.  Your recovery time could be extensive, meaning that workers’ compensation benefits could run out.  Our New York burn injury lawyers will fight for your right to receive permanent disability benefits if needed.  

Our Trusted New York Burn Injury Lawyers Are Ready to Fight for Your Right to Fair Compensation

At Proner & Proner, we’re here to help get justice for your burn injury.  Our top-rated labor accident lawyers are here to help you navigate the complex system for recovering compensation in New York.  We’ve already helped hundreds of clients get the compensation they need to move forward after an injury or accident. We know what’s at stake, so call or contact our office today for a free consultation about your burn injury claim.

Frequently Asked Questions About New York Burn Injury Claims

FAQ: Can I receive treatment for my burn injury from my own doctor in New York?  

Except in an emergency situation, your treating doctor must be approved by the workers’ compensation board in New York in most cases.  The law has changed slightly so that workers’ compensation insurance carriers and self-insured employers can enter contracts with various service providers to offer medical treatment.  In short, it’s important that you speak with your employer to make sure that the doctor who treats you is an authorized medical provider. This will help ensure that your medical expenses are covered.  Our labor accident lawyers can help you understand the details.

FAQ: Why is it so important for me to seek medical attention if I have a burn injury after a work accident?  

While burn injuries vary in severity based on degree, all burn injuries can become serious if not treated.  Even a minor burn injury can expose your body to harmful bacteria that can cause the burn to become infected.  If you don’t have medical training, it can be difficult for you to immediately know how severe the burn is. A doctor can evaluate the burn injury and prescribe important treatment to prevent it from getting worse.  Workers’ compensation should cover the cost of your medical treatment because your injuries were caused by a work accident.

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