Houston Burn Injury Attorney
Those who sustain burn injuries can face long recovery times and are often significantly scarred or disfigured due to what happened. At Padilla & Rodriguez, LLP, we understand that you need legal help after sustaining a burn injury caused by another person’s negligence. Our Houston burn injury attorneys pledge to investigate your claim and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to.
Choose Padilla & Rodriguez, LLP For Your Case
After sustaining a severe burn injury, you want an attorney by your side that has extensive experience handling these cases. Padilla & Rodriguez, LLP is ready to get to work on your behalf.
- We believe in providing personalized attention to every client, which is why we limit the number of cases that each attorney takes.
- We have access to top experts in various fields, including expert medical providers who can assist in investigations and properly calculate total losses.
- We take Houston burn injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that clients pay no upfront or out-of-pocket costs related to their case, and we only get paid if we secure the compensation they need.
How Will An Attorney Help This Case?
Burn injuries often require extensive investigation in order to prove liability. A Houston burn injury lawyer will have the resources necessary to obtain all evidence related to the incident, including any available video surveillance, statements from eyewitnesses, company records, accident reports, and more.
An attorney will also work with experienced burn injury specialists in order to ensure their client’s well-being and to properly calculate total expected losses. Importantly, a burn injury lawyer will handle all negotiations in order to secure the compensation their client needs.
Understanding Burn Injuries Severity
According to the American Burn Association, approximately 450,000 people seek treatment for burn injuries each year in hospitals throughout this country. These incidents can happen in a number of ways, and some of the most common causes of burn injuries include:
- Electrical burns
- Steam burns or hot liquids
- Chemical burns
- Radiation burns
- Hot metal or glass
- Sunlight or UV burns
In many cases, burn injuries are caused by the negligent actions of other people. This often includes incidents that occur in the workplace because employers fail to ensure that their workers are safe. It is not uncommon for burn injuries to occur due to state code violations, OSHA violations, or because an employer failed to provide proper safety equipment or training for workers. Burn injuries can often also occur due to the negligent actions of property owners as well as defective products.
Burn injuries can require skin grafts, requiring removal of layers of tissue from one part of the body and transplanting the tissue to the burned area. Sometimes painful debridement procedures are required. The most severe burn injuries can cause the victim to lose the use of hands, arms, legs, or feet. Burn injuries can lead to permanent disabilities and a lifetime of medical care. Weeks and months of hospitalization are not uncommon after a serious burn injury. Burn injuries can even reach the windpipe, esophagus, and other internal organs. For more information on burn injuries, visit www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/burns.
How Much Compensation Is Available For A Burn Injury Case?
The total amount of compensation available injury victims will vary depending on the circumstances related to each particular case. However, the team at Padilla & Rodriguez, LLP has a long history of helping clients who have sustained these injuries, and we regularly help them secure the following:
- Coverage of all medical bills related to the burn injuries
- Costs of all physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Coverage of any reconstructive surgeries needed
- Lost wages if a victim cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Possible punitive damages in cases of gross negligence
Get In Touch With Us
If you need a Houston burn injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (713) 574-4600.