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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 25 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
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.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Settlement for Scaffold Installer that fell one story during construction of sidewalk bridge.
Construction Accidents $5 Million Dollars won by demolition worker that was knocked off ladder by HVAC duct, fracturing arm, requiring back surgery, amongst other injuries.
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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.

I recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC. They obtained an excellent result for my case. They are always there to help the community.


Jacob Oresky & Associates were with us during our most difficult time and we are greatly appreciative with their whole staff. They did a wonderful job taking care of my mom’s needs and we recommend them to all who are in need of legal help....


Jacob Oresky is really a great attorney. He worked hard on my case and treated me like family. I was extremely pleased with his representation.


I am very happy with the work they did on my case. They were very efficient and I really recommend them to everybody for what they did. Thank you for everything.


I would like to say from the bottom of my heart that since I began to work with this office I have felt like they are my family. I never felt tense in dealing with these people that love their jobs.


This is the law firm that works hard for you to the very end.


I am very pleased with the services Jacob Oresky and his staff have provided for me and my family. I will recommend him to family and friends for the outstanding work they have done.


I had an accident four years ago and I contacted the Oresky law firm. From the beginning I was treated well. They are all professionals and they treated me like family. I am very grateful to them and for all the attention they gave my case. Thank ...


Jacob Oresky & Associates were very helpful and took care of everything that had to be done while I was in recovery. Mr.Figueroa did a great job fighting for me and was very friendly as well as dedicated. Thanks so much.

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

What happens if I am partially at fault for my car accident?
As long as you are not 100 percent at fault for your car accident you can still recover money damages for your injuries from the other party who caused your accident. Most accidents involve some degree of comparative fault between the parties.
What is the Average Settlement for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Since medical malpractice covers such a wide variety of injuries and scenarios, there is no average settlement amount for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Furthermore, many individual factors can affect a settlement’s amount, such as the injury’s permanence and impact on your job and whether your case settles out of court. When thinking about your malpractice case, remember that it is a  personal injury with losses. Malpractice is then subcategorized into different types, each with its own area.  To learn more, please read our full article here.
What should I do after a car accident?
After a car accident, you should always call for help. While you wait for help to arrive, check for injuries—both your own and those of others involved in the collision. Be sure to accept necessary medical attention from any paramedics on the scene and follow up with a health care provider as soon as possible in the days following the accident. Last but not least, connect with a lawyer––and do it fast. Get more information on what to do after an auto accident by reading our full post.
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
Personal injury lawyers help victims recover compensation for injuries and damages that someone else’s negligence caused. They do this by helping clients with insurance claims and/or civil lawsuits. Want to learn 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.
Will my car accident case go to trial?
Most car accident cases settle before trial, however, you must be prepared to go all the way to jury verdict. If the defense counsel or the insurance adjuster senses that you are not ready to go the distance, they will try and settle for less than full value. Make sure your case is prepared to go all the way.
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.
How do I find a lawyer for a car accident?
Finding a lawyer to represent you in your car accident case requires research—there simply is no way around it. Begin your homework by searching online for car accident lawyers in your area (New York City, Bronx, or Queens, for example). As you review their websites, check for the following characteristics: 
  • Experience in personal injury law—and with car accidents, specifically
  • Results—financial value of settlements and awards
  • Positive testimonials that speak to you
You can read more about how to find a lawyer for a car accident here.

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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