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Burn injuries are among the most painful and devastating injuries anyone can experience. Burn injury victims often require costly plastic surgery, and may still be left with permanent scarring. Many burn injury victims also suffer from excruciating pain and psychological scars that make it nearly impossible to ever live a normal life.
A burn injury can be caused by a product defect, a workplace injury, or someone’s negligence. In essence, the individual or company responsible for a burn injury will be held liable to the victim for his or her losses.
A burn injury victim may be entitled to compensatory damages for:
A burn injury victim is entitled to file a personal injury to seek money damages for his or her physical injuries and financial losses. As mentioned, burn injury claims will generally be based on:
Some of the most common burn injury causes include:
A property owner may be held liable if a burn accident happens because of a hazard on their property. According to California premises liability law, all property owners and occupiers are legally required to maintain their property in reasonably safe conditions.
This means that every property owner has a duty of care to maintain their property, repair any hazardous conditions, or at least provide adequate warnings about any hazardous conditions on their property.
Negligence is essentially a wrongful act committed by an individual, company, or group that caused harm to someone else. In order to successfully pursue a burn injury claim, a victim must prove that:
California is a comparative liability state, which means that a burn injury victim may still recover some damages even if he or she is found partially liable for the accident. A burn injury victim’s available damages will of course be reduced by his or her degree of fault.
A company who produces or sells a defective product that causes a burn injury may be held liable for any losses caused. According to product liability law, anyone involved in the chain of distribution — including product designers, manufacturers, or sellers — can be held strictly liable for injuries caused by the faulty product
Strict liability cases typically revolve around:
In order to successfully pursue a product liability lawsuit after a burn injury, a victim must prove that the:
If you suffered a burn injury while at work, you will have to file a worker’s compensation claim in order to recover damages. An employee is not required to file a lawsuit or prove an employer’s negligence. Generally speaking, non-economic damages are not available.
An employee who suffered a burn injury on the job may have the option of filing a personal injury claim but only if their accident was:
A burn injury victim may be entitled to compensatory damages (doc) for:
In a burn injury accident, economic damages may include:
Non-economic damages may cover a burn injury victim’s losses for:
Surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death claim if a family member was killed in a fire accident. A wrongful death lawsuit allows certain surviving family members to recover damages and also hold the wrongdoer liable for their actions.
In the majority of wrongful death cases, the surviving family members who are entitled to file a wrongful death claim include:
Available damages after a wrongful death claim may include:
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A burn injury attorney at our firm can help you recover financial compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and more.