Have you or a loved one suffered a severe burn injury? Was it caused by the negligence of a third-party? If so, you may be able to pursue compensation for the damages you have sustained.
The Rhode Island burn injury attorneys at Decof Barry Mega & Quinn, P.C. have decades of experience successfully representing people who have suffered devastating injuries from fires, burns, and electrocutions. We have the resources, knowledge, and experience required to deal with the most complex and challenging burn injury cases.
Contact our firm at (401) 200-4059 for a free, no obligation review of your case. There are no fees if we are not successful in obtaining compensation for you.
Determining the Cause of Your Burn Injury
Burn injuries can be caused by various acts of negligence, carelessness, or wrongdoing. One of the primary missions of our firm, should we take on your case, will be to determine what caused your injuries and therefore who should be held responsible.
The following are examples of incidents that can cause severe burns:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Defective electronics or other consumer products
- Industrial accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Chemical exposure from spills or other accidents
Our burn injury attorneys in Rhode Island utilize the expertise of accident reconstruction specialists, medical professionals, investigators, and others to accurately ascertain cause and liability. Call (401) 200-4059 today to schedule a free consultation with our firm.
Compensation for Your Medical Expenses
With the cost of medical treatment and psychological trauma typically associated with severe burn injuries, it is important to recover fair compensation from the party or parties who are to blame.
A Rhode Island burn injury attorney can help you get on the road to recovery by securing compensation for the following types of expenses:
- Emergency medical care and hospital bills
- Skin grafts and transplants
- Reconstruction and plastic surgery
- Loss of income and potential future earnings
- Vocational rehabilitation
Due to the catastrophic nature of burn injuries, you may also be able to pursue non-financial damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and loss of quality of life. To find out what your burn injury might be worth, contact Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn today.
Common Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are serious and can be caused by hot objects, electrical currents, chemicals, radiation, and more. Whether your burn injury was caused at work or at home, it's important to know the severity of the work
Identifying the burn's severity:
- First-degree burns: Damage to the outer layer of the skin without blistering
- Second-degree burns: Damage to the epidermis and the layer beneath it; a second-degree burn may leave a scar
- Third-degree burns: Damage to the skin and underlying tissue; may cause nerve damage and could require skin grafting
- Fourth-degree burns: Damage to the muscle, tendons and bones and injury could be fatal; the victim may have no pain because of the extensive damage
Some of the most common types of burn injuries include:
- Electrical burns
- Thermal burns
- Chemical burns
- Burns from hot liquids
- Radiation burns
Burn victims or close relatives of victims who have died because of serious burns may pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim. If you've been seriously burned in a Rhode Island, contact our skilled burn injury lawyers. Our firm takes pride in holding landlords, drivers, business owners, and others accountable and obtaining compensation for those who deserve it.
To learn more, call (401) 200-4059. We are standing by to offer our insight and guidance. Contact us online to schedule a consultation.