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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 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.


Thanks to Jacob Oresky & Associates I have been helped. They are like my family and are very good people. You are in the right hands with this attorney. Thank you.


I was injured in a construction accident. I fell from a 15 feet height and fractured my feet. I didn´t have any documents and I was afraid of starting a case. Oresky lawyer told me that my legal status didn´t matter and I had the rights to sue. ...


I have known Jacob Oresky & his team for over ten years and they have been loyal, honest and committed to working for you all the way. The best lawyer in the Bronx.


My uncle unfortunately had a construction accident. He retained Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as his attorneys. They won his case and we were very pleased with the results.


The people at Jacob Oresky & Associates are warm and friendly to their clients. They know how to treat people the way you want to be treated. Jacob did an excellent job on my case. We were well prepared and won at trial. The girls at the offi...


I hired Jacob Oresky for my case and I received a quick and good answer for the expectations that I had. For those reasons, I recommend this firm.


I recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys. They did an excellent job and I am very satisfied with the results.


I have known Jacob Oresky for a long time and there is no one better to fight for you than his team. He handled not only my case, but my family members, my wife and friends.

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

Who do I sue for my injuries in a car accident case?
Claims for car accidents are usually made against the insurance companies for the owners and operators of the vehicles involved in the car accident. Sometimes a driver’s employer, a business entity or other party may need to be added to the claim and future lawsuit. Make sure that all of the proper parties are made part of your case so that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
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.
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 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.
Can I bring a car accident lawsuit if I am undocumented?
Personal injury lawsuits can be brought without regard to your immigration status. Even if you are undocumented you have the right to sue for money damages for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering.
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.
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.

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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Why You Should Contact Our Wrongful Death Attorneys

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC., we offer skilled representation to individuals who have suffered injuries in and around New York State including New York City, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn (Kings County), Staten Island (Richmond County), Westchester, Long Island, Suffolk County, Nassau County.

Our team of lawyers and paralegals is dedicated to working hard on behalf of grieving families. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation to discuss how we can help you. Call us at (718) 993-9999. You will not pay an attorneys’ fee until we resolve your case and collect money damages for you through a settlement or jury verdict.

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