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Catastrophic accidents are common on construction sites and can cause a variety of horrifying injuries, sometimes leaving survivors permanently disfigured or disabled. Burn injuries can be particularly severe and often require expensive surgeries and skin grafts to repair damaged tissue. If you have been burned in a preventable accident, you may be able to recover damages with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.

The Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri has been representing victims of catastrophic accidents for nearly three decades, gaining invaluable experience and various accolades along the way for our excellence. As a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA) and having been named one of Silicon Valley's best lawyers, we have established ourselves as a highly respected San Jose personal injury firm through our dedication to our clients.

A hard-hitting representation for your personal injury claim awaits – call (408) 912-2217 today to schedule a consultation with our burn injury attorney in San Jose!

Identifying Common Causes of Burn Injuries

Fires are not the only type of accident that can cause burns. When building codes are ignored, or faulty electrical components fail, several different types of accidents can occur and put innocent people at risk. Many times, those injured are left with costly medical bills and may be unable to return to work, furthering the need for full compensation from responsible parties.

Burn injuries can result from several different types of accidents, including:

  • Explosions
  • Open flames
  • Severe car accidents
  • Arson
  • Electrical accidents

Most of these accidents are completely preventable if reasonable care is given. Regularly scheduled building inspections can reveal potential hazards far ahead of time and give property owners sufficient time to fix the issue. If ignored, property owners and other negligent individuals can be held liable if an accident occurs.

Types of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can be classified into various types, each with its own set of challenges and complications. Understanding the nature of the burn is crucial in building a strong legal case. The common types of burn injuries include:

  • Thermal Burns: These burns result from contact with hot surfaces, liquids, or flames. Thermal burns are often associated with fires, scalding liquids, or contact with hot objects.
  • Chemical Burns: Chemical burns transpire when the skin comes into contact with harmful substances like acids, alkalis, or other corrosive materials. These burns can lead to severe tissue damage and long-term complications.
  • Electrical Burns: Electrical burns are caused by electric currents passing through the body. They can result from contact with faulty wiring, exposed power lines, or electrical appliances. Electrical burns may cause internal injuries and complications.
  • Radiation Burns: Radiation exposure, whether from the sun, X-rays, or other sources, can lead to radiation burns. These burns can vary from mild to severe and may require specialized medical attention.
  • Friction Burns: Friction burns, also known as abrasions, occur when the skin rubs against a rough surface. While they may be less severe than other types of burns, friction burns can still cause pain and discomfort.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Burn Injury Claim?

When pursuing a burn injury claim, it is essential to understand the potential damages that can be recovered. The following damages may be recoverable in a burn injury claim:

  • Medical Expenses: Burn injuries often require extensive medical treatment, including surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing care. Compensation may cover present and future medical costs related to the burn injury.
  • Lost Wages and Income: Burn injuries can result in substantial time away from work, leading to lost wages and income. Compensation may be sought for the income lost during recovery and any potential future earnings impacted by the injury.
  • Pain and Suffering: The physical and emotional pain associated with burn injuries can be overwhelming. Compensation could be awarded for the pain and suffering endured by the victim.
  • Disfigurement and Scarring: Severe burns can cause permanent disfigurement and scarring, affecting an individual's appearance and self-esteem.
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy: Burn survivors often require extensive rehabilitation and therapy to regain functionality and adapt to life after the injury. Compensation may cover the costs associated with these necessary services.
  • Loss of Consortium: In cases where the burn injury affects personal relationships, such as marriages, compensation may be sought for the loss of consortium experienced by the victim's loved ones.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Burn Injury Claim in California?

In the state of California, the statute of limitations for burn injury claims is typically two years from the date of the injury. However, there may be exceptions based on the circumstances of the case. Failing to file within the specified time frame may result in the forfeiture of your right to pursue a claim. We will assess the details of your case, gather evidence, and ensure that all necessary legal procedures are initiated within the applicable timeframe.

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