The Legal Process for Burn Injury Claims in Florida

The Legal Process for Burn Injury Claims in Florida

Burn injuries can be very serious and not only cause long-term pain and suffering but they can also be fatal. If you suffered a burn injury in Florida, it may be possible to file an injury claim and obtain compensation. It is important to understand your rights and to learn more about what you can do after a burn injury accident, reaching out to a Tampa personal injury attorney at Fulgencio Law can be incredibly helpful.

Burn Injury Claims in Florida

The Legal Process for Burn Injury Claims in FloridaBurn injuries will fall in one of the following four categories of severity:

  • First-degree burns are the least severe of all burn injuries. Only the very outer layer of the skin will be affected by a first-degree burn.
  • Second-degree burns will affect deeper layers of the skin and be incredibly painful often causing blistering. 
  • Third-degree burns are very severe and will penetrate throughout all of the skin’s layers. Intensive treatment will be required including potential surgery and skin grafts.
  • Fourth-degree burns are the most extensive and can not only affect all layers of the skin but also can damage bones and soft tissues under the skin like tendons.

Depending on the classification of the burn injury you suffered after your accident, you may require substantial medical treatment, therapy, surgery, pain care, wound care, and other health care. All of the costs associated with the medical treatments you receive can be included in an injury claim. Other damages can be included as well such as the pain and suffering you experienced and the mental anguish that your accident and physical bodily harm caused. 

To obtain the full amount of compensation you are owed by the liable party who caused your accident, there are several steps to take. These are:

  • Make sure to seek medical attention no matter what the severity of your burn injury is. Keep all medical notes and documentation related to the medical treatment you received for your burn injury and the diagnosis you were given.
  • Make sure to keep all documentation related to your injury. Take pictures of the injuries, journal how you are feeling and how your life has been impacted, keep medical bills, and track medical appointments.
  • Connect with an attorney who understands and has a history representing burn injury victims for guidance and support on filing your claim.

Burn injuries may result from unsafe workplace environments, car accidents, healthcare mistakes and medical malpractice, defective products, arson, and more. Burn injuries can cause substantial harm to the skin and they can be disfiguring, lead to infections, and cause victims to suffer permanent disability.

Speak with an Attorney at Fulgencio Law Today

Burn injuries are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. When burn injuries are severe, managing recovery can be incredibly challenging and lead to organ failure. Burn injuries not only affect a victim’s physical body but also their mental health and their quality of life. It is essential that burn victims get the total amount of compensation possible from an injury claim.

If you have questions or would like help with a burn injury claim, you are welcome to reach out and call a Tampa burn injury attorney at Fulgencio Law at (813) 463-0123 to schedule a free consultation.

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