Burn Injury Lawyer
in Charleston, WV

Burn injuries are among the most devastating types of injury a person can suffer. These catastrophic injuries can be life-threatening and painful. The medical care required is often extensive, and burn accident victims may be left with lasting physical and emotional scars. A person’s livelihood and family life are often impacted as well.  

If you’ve suffered a burn injury in an accident, a burn injury lawyer from Warner Law Offices, PLLC can be your strongest legal advocate. Our personal injury lawyers in West Virginia have decades of experience fighting for clients’ rights throughout West Virginia and the surrounding areas. We can help you hold the responsible parties accountable for your harm. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.  

How Can Warner Law Offices, PLLC Help?

The road to recovery after a serious burn injury can be incredibly challenging. Through no fault of your own, your family may suddenly face immense physical, emotional, and financial consequences. When seeking compensation for a catastrophic injury, having the right strategy is as important as having the right lawyer for burns.  

With Warner Law Offices on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing your attorneys will 

work hard to secure the compensation you deserve. Clients trust our firm and recommend us to others. Our services include: 

  • Investigating and researching all possible sources of liability and compensation 
  • Locating and preserving evidence, including police reports, witness statements, and videos or photos taken at the scene of an accident 
  • Securing and coordinating with qualified accident, medical, financial, and other experts 
  • Negotiating and litigating cases to secure full and fair compensation from the responsible party 

Our team of seasoned accident attorneys offers its clients personalized service and unparalleled expertise in personal injury law. For over 20 years, our firm has fought for accident victims, recovering more than $40 million in settlements, verdicts, and judgments for clients and their families. We’ll fight just as hard for you.  

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Catastrophic Burn Injury Claims in West Virginia

A burn is a skin injury caused by heat, cold, radiation, chemicals, or electricity. Roughly 2.4 million burn injuries are reported annually in the United States. Between 8,000 and 12,000 burn victims die yearly, and almost 1 million endure significant or permanent disabilities. 

Burns are classified as first-, second-, third-, or fourth-degree, based on the following criteria: 

  • First-degree burns cause discomfort and redness, extending into the first layer of the skin or the epidermis.  
  • Second-degree burns are characterized by superficial skin blisters, which fill with clear fluid and can be more painful. These burns extend to the superficial dermis and may involve the deep dermis layer.  
  • Third-degree burns cause charring of the skin. They create hard, leather-like scabs. These burns may be painless due to the destruction of nerve endings.  
  • Fourth-degree burns injure the body parts under the skin, such as the muscles or bones. In many cases, amputation is necessary.  

Both superficial and extensive burns can cause life-changing damage to the body that is costly to repair. Burn injuries that sever nerves prevent the burn victim from feeling and responding to pain in the affected area, putting the burn victim at risk for future injuries. When a burn injury destroys sweat glands, the skin may be unable to regulate temperature, resulting in the body’s overheating or dehydration. 

Burn injuries don’t only affect body functions. They can also change how the body appears. Permanent scarring can create psychological and physical damage, requiring extensive surgeries and rehabilitation to reconstruct the affected skin and muscles. 

To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer from our firm, call 304-345-6789 or contact us online today.

Causes of Burn Injuries

While you might burn yourself in the kitchen or working in the garage on your car, many burns result from the careless or negligent actions of others. In such cases, an experienced burn accident attorney can help you with your claim. The most common burn injury causes include: 

The attorneys at Warner Law Offices, PLLC have the knowledge and resources to pursue just and fair compensation for burn injuries resulting from vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, defective products, and other wrongful acts. If you or a loved one is suffering from a devastating burn injury, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.  

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What Types of Compensation Can I Receive?

Settlement and jury awards are frequently large in burn cases because of the catastrophic nature of these injuries. Since each case is unique, the compensation that victims are entitled to receive varies by the severity of the injury.  

Burn victims often receive economic and non-economic damages. This can include compensation for the following: 

  • Medical bills  
  • Physical therapy  
  • Rehabilitation  
  • Nursing assistance  
  • Lost wages  
  • Funeral expenses  
  • Emotional distress  
  • Pain and suffering  
  • Disfigurement  
  • Loss of consortium 
  • Reduced quality of life  
  • Inconvenience 

Contact us if you or a loved one has been the victim of a burn injury. We are aggressive advocates and will pursue burn injury claims for the maximum benefit of our clients. 

Are Severe Burns a Disability?

You may not think of burns as being common accident injuries. But the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that they are more common than you expect. Each year, 1.1 million Americans suffer severe burn injuries that require medical treatment, and roughly 50,000 of them are hospitalized.  

Depending on their severity, burn injuries can be classified as catastrophic injuries. Returning to work after a severe burn injury can be challenging, if not impossible. In some instances, retraining or accommodations may be necessary. If you cannot secure gainful employment, you deserve full compensation for your disability.  

How To Prove Negligence

If someone else caused your burn injury, that party should be held responsible for your damages. One of the challenges in winning a personal injury case is proving negligence. This is where a burn accident attorney will be invaluable.  

If you’ve suffered a burn injury, a property owner, driver, or device manufacturer could be held liable. Even if you suffer a burn injury in an accident with an uninsured motorist, your attorney will have strategies to prove negligence and help you secure maximum recovery.  

To recover compensation for another party’s negligence, you must establish the following elements: 

  • The party owed you a duty of care. 
  • The party breached that duty. 
  • The party’s actions caused your burn injury. 
  • You’ve suffered damages because of the other party’s actions. 

Your attorney will help you establish that another party had a duty of care and breached it, causing your burn injury. For example, if there are electrical hazards on a property, the owner must warn you if they invite you onto the property.  

Contact a Charleston Burn Injury Lawyer From Warner Law Offices, PLLC

Warner Law Offices represents clients throughout West Virginia and the surrounding areas in burn injury claims. Our firm has won millions on behalf of clients, and we will fiercely pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. You pay us nothing upfront for our services. We only get paid if we win your case.  

If you or a loved one have suffered a serious burn injury, schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer from our Charleston, WV firm. Call 304-345-6789 or contact us online today to learn more about your legal options.

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