Getting a serious burn can change your life forever. If you have received severe burns either at work or from a product you were using, and your injury lawyer can prove that there was negligence at the fault of the manufacturer or in the workplace, it is possible to receive compensation for a serious burn.
Like with any injuries, you must be able to prove that the fault lies with the product manufacturer and that you were using the item correctly. In addition, you must prove that your employer didn't take a more proactive approach to keep machinery and equipment in proper working order. Fortunately, an injury lawyer can help you get compensation for pain and suffering, as well as any future lost wages. Here are some ways they can help you.
They Can Help Prove Where The Accident Happened
The first thing you need to do to prove negligence on the part of the manufacturer or your employer is to prove where and how the accident happened.
For example, an injury lawyer can help if you are a welder and were burned at work due to malfunctioning equipment. If you were burned in the process and you or any other employee had expressed concern over the maintenance of the equipment to your employer or immediate supervisor, and they did nothing to correct the problem, you could receive compensation for your injuries and also receive punitive damage compensation.
If you were injured using a product at home such as a hairdryer, oven, or even taking a shower that suddenly scalded you, it's possible that there is negligence on the part of the manufacturer. Your injury lawyer can check to see if there had been any other complaints filed against the manufacturer about that particular product. If the company failed to correct the issue, you will have a much stronger case.
They Can Help You Receive Compensation For Pain And Suffering
Burn injuries are one of the most painful types of injuries you can have. They not only take a long time to heal — meaning you may be out of work for a long time or you may not be able to return to work at all — they can also lead to emotional and psychological pain and suffering too. In severe cases, burns can leave you physically scarred, which can create emotional turmoil that is hard to recover from.
Your injury lawyer can potentially get you compensation for your emotional pain and suffering as well as your physical pain. While the courts will take into account the amount of scarring and disfigurement, it's possible to receive compensation due to emotional turmoil. For more information, contact an injury lawyer.