Lafayette Burn Injury Attorneys
Discover How You Can Rebuild & Recover After a Burn Injury
Severe burns can happen in many different scenarios. You may be working offshore when an explosion suddenly rages through the rig. You may be working as an electrician when an ungrounded wire causes electrical burns. You may be working at a plant when a spill puts you and every worker at risk of chemical burns. You may be using an appliance at home that malfunctions. You may be involved in an auto accident when your vehicle catches fire.
These are traumatic experiences that will forever change victims’ lives. At Arnold & Itkin, we understand what is at stake for victims and their families. Our Lafayette burn injury attorneys are prepared to step in and preserve your right to the compensation that can turn your life back around.
To find out more, contact our team. Your consultation is free and confidential, and you pay no legal fees unless we win a verdict or negotiate a settlement on your behalf.
Our Burn Injury Verdicts & Settlements
Every person who comes to our firm has a story to tell. We listen and determine how to best protect their interests, creating a plan of action to pursue the level of compensation that will allow them to face a brighter future. Through it all, we take care of everything so they can focus on healing and spending time with their family.
We have gone up against multi-million- and multi-billion-dollar corporations and forced them to do right by our clients, securing results that include the following:
- $92.7 million for a client who was severely burned in a workplace accident.
- $87 million for a young man who suffered life-threatening burns in a refinery accident.
- $39.7 million for a worker who was seriously burned in a plywood plant fire and explosion.
- $12.5 million for a refinery worker who suffered electrical burns and other injuries.
- $12 million for a plant worker who was burned when a safety valve malfunctioned.
- $9 million for a man who suffered severe burns after falling through a hole at a plant.
- $7.4 million for a refinery worker who experienced severe burns and other injuries.
- $7 million for individuals severely burned in an oil refinery explosion.
Unlike some injury attorneys, who view verdicts and settlements as notches feathers in their caps, we view our results for what they represent: changed lives.
Burn Injury FAQ
What causes burn injuries?
Burn injuries may be caused by exposure to heat, fire, chemicals, electricity, or even the sun. They may range from minor to severe and even life-threatening. Some burns are so serious that they affect muscles, nerve tissue, and even bone. Immediate medical treatment is crucial after a serious burn to prevent infection and other complications, as well as provide the best chance of a full recovery.
The following are examples of accidents that can cause burn injuries:
- Industrial accidents
- Plant and refinery accidents
- Oil rig fires and explosions
- Well blowouts
- Pipeline explosions
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Construction accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Equipment malfunction
Serving Lafayette Parish and all of Louisiana, our burn injury attorneys are here to advise you of your legal options after any of the above incidents or causes.
What type of burn injury cases does your firm handle?
Our Lafayette burn injury lawyers handle all types of burn injury cases. We have extensive experience with maritime law, personal injury law, workers’ compensation claims, offshore injuries, traffic accidents, premises liability actions, product liability cases, and every state and federal law relating to burn injuries, their causes, and the parties that can be held liable. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your accident and injuries, you can count on our Lafayette burn injury attorneys’ ability to properly handle your case.
What should I do after suffering serious burns?
The first thing to do after experiencing a serious burn is to seek medical attention. If needed, call 911. If it can wait, go to your local emergency room or urgent care center and get the treatment you need. Your health comes first.
The next step is to contact an attorney. If you were injured at work, you can’t trust that your employer has your best interests at heart. If you’re filing an insurance claim, the insurance company isn’t going to put your interests before its profits. The right lawyer will be your greatest weapon against efforts to downplay your injuries or deny you the compensation that’s rightfully yours. Everything you say and do after a burn injury can affect your ability to get the medical treatment and financial compensation you so desperately need, and a skilled attorney can prepare and protect you.
The Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are categorized into categories according to the degree of severity. The least severe burn injuries are considered first-degree while the most severe are third- and fourth-degree burns. While painful, first-degree burns typically do not require professional medical treatment. While second-degree burns might not need professional medical treatment, they should always be assessed by a doctor. These burns can extend beyond the first layer of skin and should be treated with caution as they can become infected or have other complications.
Third- and fourth-degree burns are the most serious because they are life-threatening, painful, and require extensive medical treatment. These burn injuries can damage multiple layers of skin and can even cause damage to a person's muscles and bones. Adding to the difficulty of these injuries are their life-long repercussions. Even after healing physically from serious burn injuries, a person might have difficulty moving and often needs to battle the emotional hardships of living with disfigurement and severe scarring.
Regardless of how severe your burn injuries are, you deserve answers from the parties that could have prevented your suffering. Our Lafayette burn accident lawyers fight for this accountability and have recovered billions in the process.
Talk to a Lafayette Burn Injury Lawyer About Your Options
The road to recovery after a severe burn injury is long and painful. The party or parties responsible for causing you harm should be held accountable, and that’s why we’re here. At Arnold & Itkin, we believe in using the civil justice system for its intended purpose: to help people who have suffered harm through the negligent, irresponsible, and outright illegal conduct of others. Our dedication to results and commitment to never backing down has resulted in billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients.
Call (888) 493-1629 today to learn how our Lafayette burn injury lawyers can help you.