Oresky & Associates, pllc helps people with serious burn injuries fight for the compensation for which they are entitled. We have experience in burn injury cases, and have helped accident victims recover for damages caused by serious burns, including scalding hot water in showers, bathtubs, and sinks. We have also helped accident victims recover for injuries caused by exposed steam pipes, fire, and other related hazards. We recovered $6 million for a man with a mental disability because an institution responsible for his care failed to supervise him properly resulting in severe burns.
Let Oresky & Associates, pllc handle your legal case so you can focus on recovering from your burn injuries. Get a free consultation and secure help from a burn injury lawyer in New York City by calling (718) 993-9999.
We Can Help With Your New York City Burn Injury Case
For over 30 years, Oresky & Associates, pllc has been helping victims of accidents with severe injuries, like burns and scarring, recover settlements that provide compensation for their medical care, pain and suffering, and more. You have rights. Whatever the circumstances of your injury, Oresky & Associates, pllc can pursue compensation from the liable parties.
Here are some of the ways we help our clients:
- We handle all the paperwork and document retrieval associated with your case.
- We have professional photographers available to document burn injuries.
- We have experts to help prove the liability of the responsible parties.
- We negotiate with the insurance company to reach a fair settlement.
- We can represent you in court and bring your case to trial to obtain for you the justice you deserve.
- If you lost a family member in a burn accident, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit and fight for the compensation your family needs and deserves.
Types of Burn Injuries
We can help people who suffer serious burn injuries through a responsible party’s negligence:
- How water shower burn cases
- Scalding burns from burning hot water
- Heat or contact burns from exposed pipes
- Electrical burns, such as on a constructions site
Classification of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are classified by their severity. Those with first-degree burns suffer relatively minor symptoms and complications, while those with third- or fourth-degree burns suffer severe and, in many cases, life-threatening complications.
A first-degree burn affects only the epidermis, which is the outermost layer of skin. Those with first-degree burns experience pain at the burn site, as well as some redness and minor swelling. A first-degree burn does not cause blisters.
First-degree burns may be the result of brief contact with a hot surface. Generally, a first-degree burn can be treated at home and does not require medical attention. Some people may take an over-the-counter pain reliever to relieve the minor pain associated with a first-degree burn.
A second-degree burn affects the epidermis and the uppermost part of the next layer of skin, called the dermis. Individuals with second-degree burns experience pain, redness, swelling, and blistering at the burn site.
Second-degree burns could be caused by contact with hot surfaces, contact with dangerous chemicals, electrical shock, exposure to flames, exposure to radiation, exposure to hot water, and more.
Those with second-degree burns often require medical attention, including wound care and medication such as pain relievers or antibiotics. You may qualify to pursue a legal claim if you suffered second-degree burns, so speak with a burn injury attorney in New York City at Oresky & Associates, pllc for help with your case.
Third- and Fourth-degree Burns
A third-degree burn affects the epidermis and the entire dermis. A fourth-degree burn affects the epidermis, dermis, and underlying tissue. These are the most serious burn injures, and they often cause severe complications.
Some of the serious symptoms of a third- or fourth-degree burn include:
- Dry, leathery skin
- Black or white or yellow discoloration of the skin
- Permanent scarring
Those with a third- or fourth-degree burn may have nerve damage around the burn site.
Phases of Burn Injury Treatment
A third- or fourth-degree burn is a major medical emergency requiring immediate care. Burn injury treatment is often classified into three phases:
- Emergent or resuscitation phase of burn injury treatment: emergency care immediately following the injury to address any potentially fatal complications caused by the injury.
- Acute phase of burn injury treatment: wound care, wound cleaning, infection prevention, and other burn injury management in the days following a burn injury.
- Rehabilitation phase of burn injury treatment: scar prevention, rehabilitation, cosmetic reconstruction, psychological care, and other long-term management to rehabilitate the patient following injury.
If you or your loved one suffered third- or fourth-degree burns, you may be facing significant medical expenses, including emergency transportation, hospitalization, surgical costs, ongoing care, rehabilitation, and much more.
Oresky & Associates, pllc has been helping accident victims with their legal cases for over three decades. We have handled cases involving millions of dollars in losses and medical costs. We can help your family fight for the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, replace lost wages, and compensate for the long-term effects of the injuries, including pain and suffering.
Liability for Burn Injuries
Liability for burn injury accidents is dependent on the circumstances of each case. Let us help you identify the liable parties and pursue a legal case. In our over 30 years of experience, we have helped clients with many types of accident cases. Accidents, or negligent conduct which may lead to burns may include:
Construction Site Accidents
A property owner or contractor may be liable if you suffered a burn injury on a construction site. Some examples of accidents that cause burn injuries in the construction industry include:
- Welding accidents
- Electrical shock accidents
- Chemical burns from dangerous substances
- Heat or contact burns from hot machinery and equipment
We also help workers who suffer injuries in other workplaces. Building owners and other third parties may be liable for injuries in the workplace. Some examples of workplace accidents that may cause burn injuries include:
- Chemical burns from cleaning chemicals
- Contact with exposed electrical wires
- Exposed pipes and other equipment which cause burns
- Scalding accidents
If your burn injury occurred due to unsafe conditions on a property, the owner or manager of that property could be liable for your burns. Examples of property accidents that could cause burn injuries include:
- A hotel shower in which you were severely scalded
- An electric burn resulting from exposed wires
- Scalding accidents from sinks, showers, and bathtubs
In major car accidents, explosions and fire may occur causing severe injuries to the drivers, passengers, and innocent passengers. If you have been injured in a car accident and suffered a burn, the at fault drivers and owners will be responsible for your damages.
Recovering Damages in a Burn Injury Lawsuit in New York
If you suffered a burn, you have endured not just a physical injury, but a mental and emotional one as well. Burns are not only painful and frequently disfiguring, but often also result in those secondary ailments that can complicate a patient’s health and recovery. Some burn victims experience depression or anxiety, especially if their injury caused disfigurement.
Oresky & Associates, pllc wants you to know that you deserve compensation if another party is liable for your burn injury. A settlement or judgment will compensate you for your losses including:
- Past pain and suffering
- Future pain and suffering
- Medical treatment, both current and future
- Plastic Surgery to repair the burns
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Lost union benefits
- Pain and suffering
Burn injury attorneys in New York City from Oresky & Associates, pllc are here to help you build your case and pursue compensation. We have won millions of dollars for injury victims and families who have lost someone in an accident.
Call us today at (718) 993-9999 for a free consultation about your case. We work on a contingency basis, meaning you do not pay an attorney fee unless you recover compensation.