According to the Centers of Disease Control, 1.1 million burns occur to Americans that require medical attention (https://www.cdc.gov/masstrauma/factsheets/public/burns.pdf). Of these, approximately 50,000 require hospitalizations, and 4,500 of these cases result in death. Unfortunately, there are thousands of burn injuries each year that occur in situations that are completely preventable. They can happen on the job, with a specific chemical, or by using a defective product. When serious burn injuries occur, you may be able to file a burn injury claim against a company to obtain proper compensation for your injuries and emotional trauma. If you live in the area of Boulder, CO and are interested in seeking legal assistance in fighting a claim, attorney Christopher W. Jeffress can assist.
Knowing Your Rights After Burn Injuries
If you or one of your loved ones has experienced a burn injury that was preventable, you might be able to sue the company or organization to seek compensation. Burn injuries can happen in many different situations, including car accidents, workplace situations, or even construction accidents. Additionally, you may be able to sue a third party even in a worker’s compensation situation if the burn occurred due to a defective product, in which a product liability claim can be filed.
What Type of Burns May Be Covered in a Burn Injury Lawsuit?
- Electrical burns
- Radiological burns
- Chemical burns
- Thermal burns
In addition, burn injuries are categorized by the depth of their damage, from first-degree burns to fourth-degree burns, with fourth-degree burns requiring immediate and specialized burn care at the hospital. It may seem overwhelming when medical bills pile up for your stay and care. However, Christopher W. Jeffress can help.
Why Jeffress Law?
If you reside in the area of Boulder, Fort Collins, Longmont, or Loveland, CO and want to work with an experienced legal professional who can help you with your burn injury claim and lawsuit, look no further than Christopher W. Jeffress. He has experience working for insurance companies and offers inside information that can help you get the right compensation for your burn injuries. Call 303-993-8685 or text 303-225-9101 to request an initial legal consultation to determine if you have a solid case for compensation.