Philadelphia Burn Injury Lawyers
If your loved one suffered a burn injury, we can help you get compensation for your losses and hold the party responsible through personal injury law.
Request a consultation with us today and we’ll help determine if you have a case.
WE ARE PHILADELPHIA'S TOP BURN INJURY LAWYERS
Burn injuries suffered from fires and other accidents are often catastrophic. Victims of these types of injuries suffer from life-altering scars, psychological pain, and medical bills. If you or your family member suffered a burn injury as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you may be able to get compensation for your losses and hold the party responsible through personal injury law.
It’s important to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to make sure all of your legal avenues are pursued. This is because those liable for the fire (entities like landlords, insurance, and employers) may be using their time to work against your interests and limit your payouts. An attorney can help you hold negligent parties accountable.
Over 80 Years Of Burn Accident Case Experience.
We’ve helped our clients receive significant monetary rewards from burn accident cases in Philadelphia.
What Can Be Included In A Burn Lawsuit
Fires Caused By Landlords
Many burn injuries happen in homes because of poor safety conditions. Landlords are responsible for maintaining the properties they own. Part of that duty includes keeping the properties safe, so there are a number of federal, state, and local laws that require them to follow safety regulations.. However, they often cut corners on making repairs to save themselves money, putting their tenants at risk. If a landlord fails to do any of the following they could be liable for injuries that result from a fire:
- Maintained smoke alarms
- Keeping the building’s electrical wiring in good repair
- Having proper fire escapes
- Having fire extinguishers throughout the property that are regularly maintained
- Having fire escapes and exit routes that are kept clear
While every case is unique, some common situations where burn injuries occur and could be the basis for a lawsuit are:
- Apartment fires: Many apartment fires are caused by or made worse by the landlord choosing money over safety and failing to make needed repairs to safety hazards
- Truck and tanker accidents: The companies operating the trucks can be held liable for injuries suffered in a crash
- Car accidents: like with trucking, the driver or owner of the car can be held liable if they cause a crash
- Workplace injuries: If you suffer an injury at the workplace, they may be responsible for failing to maintain proper safety standards
- Faulty Products: If the fire was caused by a defective product, the manufacturer can be held responsible for putting out a dangerous product
These are just a few of the most common places burn injuries occur, but a cause can be brought in any situation where there are hot or flammable objects.
Fire Injuries At Work
Many employees may be vulnerable to fire injuries at work as well. When workplace burn injuries occur, they’re able to make a worker’s compensation claim. However, when they file for worker’s compensation, they give up their right to sue the employer. On top of this, the process then goes through insurance companies that try to minimize payouts and may even deny any benefits at all. If you suffer any kind of injury at work you should consult an experienced personal injury attorney to make sure all of your legal avenues are being pursued and your interests are being protected.
PA Burn Injury Lawyers
There is a statute of limitations that apply to filing lawsuits for personal injuries. In PA, you must file your lawsuit within 2 years of the date of the event if you want to get the maximum compensation.
If you or a loved one need relief after a burn injury, The experts at Thistle Law have the decades of experience needed to navigate the complex liability rules that can limit payouts. We care for all of our clients with compassion and fight with tenacity to get them the compensation they deserve. Call (215) 525-6824 or use our contact page to start your free consultation today.
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