Burn Injuries

Minneapolis Burn Injury Lawyers

Expert Representation for Your Burn Injury Lawsuit in Minneapolis, MN

Nurse treating a patient with a burn injuryBurn injuries are among the most common types of injuries in the United States. According to the American Burn Association, an estimated 486,000 people obtained medical treatment for burn injuries in 2016. 40,000 burn victims were hospitalized for their injuries. In many cases, these injuries can be very serious and may require extensive medical treatment. If you or a loved one has suffered from a burn injury caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s important to understand your legal rights and options. A skilled Minneapolis burn injury attorney can help you seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

At GoldenbergLaw we have been helping injury victims for over 38 years. Call (800) 903-1643 today to speak with one of our burn attorneys about your injuries in a free consultation.

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What Are Some of the Most Common Causes of Burn Injuries?

Whether it be in the workplace or out on the road, there are many types of accidents that can lead to serious burn injuries. Many of these accidents are caused by negligence. Some of the most common causes of burn injuries include:

If you have suffered serious injury as a result of someone else’s negligent actions, you may have grounds to pursue compensation for your burn injuries.

What Are the Different Types of Burn Injuries?

The type of burn injury you may have sustained will depend largely on the type of accident you were involved in.

Some different types of burn injuries include:

  • Chemical burns

  • Scalding burns from exposure to hot liquids

  • Electrical burns

  • Flame-related burns

While all burn injuries have the potential to be serious, there are varying degrees of burns, with first degree being the most minor and third degree being the most serious:

  • First degree burns – A first degree burn typically results in reddened skin but with no blistering; it may also be swollen and painful. This type of burn typically heals within a week or two.

  • Second degree burns – If you suffer a second degree burn you will likely see the skin begin to blister and thicken; it will also be red and sore. Second degree burns typically take several weeks to heal.

  • Third degree burns – If you experience a third degree burn your skin will appear thick, white, and leathery; this type of burn is often so severe that it causes nerve damage, which means you may not experience as much pain as you would with a second or third degree burn. Third degree burns do not have a definite healing time frame, and if not treated properly can result in permanent damage or scarring.

Want help pursuing a burn injury case in Minneapolis? Call Goldenberg Lauricella today at (800) 903-1643 for compassionate legal representation.

How Long Do I Have to File a Burn Injury Claim?

According to Minnesota state law you have up to 2 years after the date of your incident to file a personal injury claim against the party responsible for your burn injury. If you wait more than 2 years to file a claim, your case will most likely be dismissed.

What Is the Average Burn Victim Settlement?

There is no average settlement for burns. Each case is unique, therefore the exact amount in damages that you may be able to recover is unique. In general, most burn injury settlements seek to compensate victims for the following:

  • Medical treatment expenses

  • Pain and suffering

  • Lost income from missing work or being unable to return to work again

  • Permanent disfigurement

  • Loss of quality of life

In some cases you may also be able to pursue punitive damages if the responsible party acted in a particularly egregious manner. No matter your situation, you can trust that Goldenberg Lauricella will fight to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.

How a Burn Lawyer Can Help

Let us help you pursue a burn injury settlement that can help offset the medical expenses you are facing. The team at Goldenberg Lauricella prioritizes seeking compensation for our clients so that they are able to move on with their lives and get the treatment they need. With the help of our compassionate burn injury attorneys in Minneapolis, you can begin to move forward after your accident.

If you need help pursuing burn injury compensation, call (800) 903-1643 today to speak with our burn injury lawyers in Minneapolis, or contact us online.

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