Depending on the severity of a burn injury, a victim may require a lengthy hospitalization and/or plastic surgery. It is very important for a patient not to sign legal waivers or agree to accept payment from a responsible party without talking to an attorney first. Your doctors may recommend plastic surgery long after the initial burning accident. Any settlement or verdict should take the costs of that future plastic surgery into account.
This is just one of the crucial factors to consider in a burn injury case. If you have suffered a burn injury in Brick Township, Toms River or anywhere in Ocean County or Monmouth County, contact King, Kitrick, Jackson, McWeeney & Wells, LLC. Our attorney focus on New Jersey personal injury law and are passionate about helping those who have suffered severe trauma.
Gas fire explosions, chemical burns and machinery malfunctions are a few of the ways that people suffer burn injuries in and around Brick Township and Toms River. The injuries vary in severity:
• First-degree burns, reddening top layers of skin
• Second-degree burns with weeping blisters
• Third-degree burns, destroying all layers of the skin
• Inhalation burns, including smoke inhalation and carbon dioxide inhalation
• Thermal burns, scalding or chemical burns
• Radiation or light burns, sometimes caused by cancer treatments or welding work
As with any serious injury, it is important to get top-notch medical evaluation and treatment after a burn injury at a construction site or in a factory. A detailed investigation can uncover the ultimate causes of the accidental fire or contact with hot objects. If a person or organization was negligent and contributed to or caused the accident, there may be justification for bringing a lawsuit against that negligent party.
Contact a Burn Injury Lawyer
Get experienced legal counsel from an Ocean County burn injury attorney at the law offices of King, Kitrick, Jackson, McWeeney & Wells, LLC. Our years of experience and attention to detail will serve you well after an accidental injury involving heat or fire in New Jersey. Contact us to learn how our lawyers can get an investigation underway right away to discover the cause of the accident. Call (732) 920-8383 or by send us an email.