Burn Injuries


Fighting for the Rights of Burn Injury Victims in NYC

According to research, at least 50% of burn injuries are preventable. In other words, the majority of burn injuries are caused by human error, including negligence. A severe burn injury can be life-altering, but victims of severe, avoidable burn injuries may be entitled to money through a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

The New York City burn injury attorneys at Greenberg & Stein have more than five decades of combined legal experience. Today, they are dedicated to fighting for the rights of their clients. Speak with a New York City personal injury attorney from our firm to learn more about your options with our team.

First, Second, & Third Degree Burns

There are there types of burn injuries: first, second, and third degree burns. In extreme cases, a burn may be classified in the fourth degree. However these injuries are usually fatal and involve irreversible damage to the victim’s bones and flesh surrounding the burn. Every year, an approximate 76,000 people are hospitalized for burn injuries. Additionally, an estimated 2.4 million burn injuries are reported every year across the nation. In the U.S., preventable burn injuries are caused by:

  • Electrical hazards
  • Contact with toxic chemicals
  • Hot water / steam
  • Contact with fire / thermal heat

Justice is Our First Priority

Once the skin is compromised with a serious burn, the body cools, needs more energy, and can lead to other serious problems and immune deficiencies. Burn injuries are a very serious matter, and thus you are entitled to recompense for your pain and suffering.

Not only are you dealing with intense medical bills due to your need to monitor symptoms, but this is a life-altering, life-changing event that will require skin grafts, counseling, physical therapy, and potentially cosmetic surgery to help your physical and emotional well-being.

A Serious Burn Injury can have lasting effects such as:

  • Lost Wages
  • Impaired Mobility
  • Physical Therapy

It’s important to not give up hope. The burn injury attorney at Greenberg & Stein is here to help you take a stand!

Types of Burn Injuries and Complications

We have listed common burn injuries and common complications below:

  • Fire and Flame
  • Boiling Water or Steam
  • Hot Metal or other objects
  • Defective products
    • Samsung Galaxy 7
  • Electricity
  • Radiation from treatment
  • Sun burns
  • Etc.

You can learn more about burn injuries from Mayo Clinic.

Common Burn Injury Complications

  • Infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis
  • Lung failure

These all vary based on the severity of the burn, age of the victim and gender of the victim. It should be carefully monitored by your physician. Learn more about post-burn care. We can even bring in medical experts to gather possible future complications to help strengthen your case.

You Could Recovered Damages for Your Burn Injury

If you suffered a burn injury and believe that your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, contact a burn injury lawyer in New York City from our firm. With Greenberg & Stein, P.C. on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that you case is in good hands. Our team has recovered millions of dollars for clients. We are passionate about helping others and have a strong sense of justice, so contact our office today to schedule a free case evaluation.

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