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Burn Injury Lawyer

Work With An Experienced New York Burn Injury Attorney

Oresky & Associates, PLLC helps people with serious burn injuries fight for the compensation for which they are entitled.

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NYC Burn Injury Lawyers

We Handle Your Case So You Can Focus On Recovering From Your Burn Injuries

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.

Recent Case Results

More Than 30 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
Construction Accident $7.5 Million Verdict for construction worker injured in fall from scaffold while performing demolition. 
Construction $7.5 Million $7.5 settlement for helper injured in fall from forklift resulting in multiple surgeries.
Construction Accidents $6.6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from scaffold sustaining serious injuries.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Settlement for electrician that fell one story off of roof during construction of an extension.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Awarded to construction worker that fell from ladder while installing window frame.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
Negligent Supervision $6 Million Awarded to 19 year old mentally disabled man that suffered severe burns as a result of institution’s failure to supervise.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Awarded to construction worker struck by falling object at construction site.
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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.

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Our Process

Our Team Can Start Working for You from the Moment You Call

When it comes to litigation, there is no time to waste. Once you call our office, we can start building your case in your fight for compensation. In three short steps, your legal journey can begin today.

01. Free Case Evaluation

Call our office, send us an email, or chat with us online to receive a free case evaluation.

02. Get Signed Up

After your free case review, we can set up your client profile and gather any information you already have.

03. Start Your Recovery

We can take over your case from here and update you as it progresses. You can focus on your health while we focus on your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

How Much Can I obtain from a Car Accident Settlement?
Several factors influence the amount you might obtain from a car accident settlement. The seriousness of your injury plays a significant role in determining this amount, as it affects your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and many other types of damages. The amount of insurance coverage available plays another significant part in the outcome of your settlement. Of course, a lawyer’s experience building personal injury cases, handling insurance companies, and negotiating fair settlements is yet another important consideration in this equation. Want to learn more about car accident settlements? Read our full article here.
Can I Get Compensated if I Was Partly at Fault for My Car Accident?
The short answer is yes - many times, you can be compensated if you are partly at fault. Again, New York is a no-fault insurance state in which your own insurance pays for your out-of-pocket costs such as limited lost wages and medical bills up to $50,000.  When you make a claim for pain and suffering as well as certain economic loss above no-fault, the percentages of fault will be considered in your recovery. Your injury from your car accident may have a certain value, however, fault will be taken into consideration at the time of trial or settlement.
Should I get a lawyer for a car accident?
You can argue that the best time to hire a car accident lawyer is shortly after your accident happens. By hiring a car accident lawyer from our firm, you:
  • Protect yourself from insurance companies
  • Have a buffer between you and the parties who caused your accident
  • Reduce the risk of your rights being violated
The insurance company may try to get you to accept a low settlement offer. These offers come quickly but generally do not cover your long-term losses. A lawyer from our team will shield you from lowball settlement offers by fighting for the full scope of your damages. You can learn more by reading our full blog post here.
How does a medical malpractice lawsuit work?
Medical malpractice lawsuits usually begin with an insurance claim. Your attorney will attempt to prove your case and negotiate a settlement that covers your damages. If obtaining compensation outside of court is not an option, you can pursue a civil suit. Want to find out more? Read our full article here.
What questions should I ask a personal injury lawyer?
When searching for a personal injury lawyer, you should ask questions about their experience, services and results.  You only have one chance to recover and finding the right lawyer can make a big difference in the final outcome of your case, the level of services that you receive, and the amount of compensation that you are awarded.   Want more information? Read our full article here.
Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
You do not need a personal injury lawyer, but one can benefit you in many ways following an accident resulting in serious physical harm. Severe injuries can lead to expensive medical care, extended absences from work, pain and suffering, and other damages. Read our full article to find out more about when it's right to hire a personal injury lawyer. 
How Do I Make an Accident Report from a Construction Accident?
If you suffered injuries in a construction accident, you must report the accident to your foreman or employer, but there are other steps you also must take if you hope to receive compensation for your injury. First things first! If you have been hurt, seek medical care and attention immediately. If you need an ambulance, ask for one to be called. Your construction foreman may or may not be aware of your accident. Do not assume they received word of the incident. Even if you verbally told your co-worker about it, this notification will not always help you if your employer does not have actual knowledge of your construction accident. Want to learn more about how to make an accident report? Read our full article here.
I Have Insurance, and I Have the Other Driver’s Insurance Information. Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Unfortunately, people are not always honest, and you need a knowledgeable lawyer to help you gather evidence that you cannot get on your own. Of course, you need the accident report, but you also may need witness statements, certified weather reports,  photos from the accident scene,  driver statements,  and other evidence to establish liability.

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
  • Disfigurement
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Lost union benefits
  • Pain and suffering

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.

First-degree Burns

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.

Second-degree burns

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
  • Swelling
  • 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

Workplace Accidents

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

Premises Liability

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

Car Accident

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.

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Speak With A Burn Injury Lawyer

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.

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