Determining the value of a burn injury claim
Several factors determine the value of a burn injury claim. One of the most important factors is the severity of the injury. This includes the extent of the burns and the likelihood of permanent scarring or disfigurement. Another important factor to consider is medical expenses. This includes everything from emergency room visits and hospital stays to rehabilitation and long-term medical care.
In addition to medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity can also play a significant role in determining the value of a burn injury claim. Pain and suffering is also a factor that will be considered. This includes the physical pain that the injury causes, as well as the emotional and psychological trauma that comes with the experience.
Other factors that may impact compensation include the age and occupation of the survivor, as well as the circumstances that led to the injury.
Types of compensation available for burn injury claims
There are three main types of compensation available for burn injury claims.
Economic damages refer to the monetary losses that result from the injury. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial losses that the survivor has suffered.
Non-economic damages refer to the non-monetary losses that the survivor has suffered, such as pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Punitive damages may be awarded in cases where the defendant’s conduct was particularly egregious or outrageous.
Steps for filing a burn injury claim
If you have suffered a burn injury, it’s important to seek compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial losses. It’s important to seek legal assistance when necessary to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Attorney Paul Samakow assists survivors of burn injuries, or their families, nationwide. Call for a free assessment and planning session.