Robenalt Law Has the Experience and Expertise to Seek Justice for People Suffering from Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are some of the worst wounds a person can suffer. In addition to physical injuries, burn victims often suffer long-term physical and psychological injuries that can result in overwhelming medical bills and lost wages.
When someone else caused the burn – whether it was a burn at work, a burn to an elderly person in a nursing home, or burn resulting from a house fire – burn victims and their families may be entitled to compensation.
Regardless of the cause of the burn injuries, successfully representing people who have suffered from burn injuries requires special care and handling.
Different types of burn injuries will require different types of experts and techniques to establish liability. But one thing burn injury cases share is that they all require medical experts to explain to the jury the nature of the burn, how the burn was treated, what type of future treatment will be necessary, and the pain that comes with a burn injury and the skin grafts that are often necessary to treat them.
Burn Injuries and Scalding in Nursing Homes
Nursing home residents are at an increased risk for burn injuries because of their decreased physical and mental abilities. Common causes of burn injuries to nursing home residents include scalding injuries from eating hot soup, or drinking coffee, tea, or other hot drinks that are served too high a temperature. These injuries may occur when staff members serve a resident a beverage that is too hot without checking the temperature.
Another frequent source of burn injuries to nursing home residents comes when nursing home staff place a resident in a bath without first checking that the water is at an appropriate, safe temperature.
Nursing home residents are particularly susceptible to burn injuries because they often have thinner, fragile skin. As a result, burn injuries to senior citizens can be especially painful.
Burn Injuries at Work
Many people are exposed to unnecessary risk of burn injuries at work from open flames, sparks, or electrical currents, or from chemical burns from flammable or corrosive liquids and gases.
Workplace burns may be caused by:
- Hot oil, grease, steam, food and beverages, and from equipment such as stoves.broilers, steamers, and fryers
- Electrical current running through the body
- A surface burn caused by a arcing electrical current or a flash burn
- Contact burns when skin comes in contact with overheated equipment or when clothing catches fire
- Chemical burns from exposure to flammable or corrosive gases or liquids
Burn injuries at work can be excruciatingly painful and often result in medical bills and lost wages. In order to pursue compensation for workplace burn injuries liability experts are often required to establish the cause of a workplace burn. Medical experts are also necessary to explain the nature of the burn, how it was treated, what type of future treatment will be necessary, and the pain that comes with a burn injury and the skin grafts that are often necessary to treat them.
Burn Injuries from House and Apartment Fires
House and apartment fires may be caused by cooking or frying, heating, candles, smoking, or electrical and lighting equipment.
Regardless of the cause of the fire, landlords have an obligation to comply with laws that require them to provide tenants with a safe environment that is free from unnecessary risk of fire.
Regardless of the cause of the fire, landlords have an obligation to comply with laws that require them to provide tenants with a safe environment that is free from unnecessary risk of fire. These responsibilities include:
- A safe, sturdy, and accessible fire escape
- Fireproof doors
- Having working fire extinguishers on the property
- Making sure wiring and other electrical systems are up to date, in good working order, and safely installed
- Properly installing and maintaining smoke detectors
House and apartment fires may be caused by a landlord’s negligence, or by the manufacturer of a defective product. Regardless of the cause of the fire, if you or someone you care about has suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, an Ohio burn injury lawyer can help. You and your family may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Robenalt Law Fights for People Who Suffer from Burn Injuries in Ohio
Regardless of the cause of the burn injury, it is wise to hire a skilled and experienced Ohio burn injury lawyer as quickly as possible. In almost all burn injury cases experts must be retained to analyse the cause of the burn injuries. Medical experts will be required to to explain the nature and severity of the burns, the type and level of pain they can cause, and the treatment that is required to treat someone who has suffered from burn injuries.
If you or someone you care about has suffered a burn injury, the Ohio burn injury lawyers at Robenalt Law are here to help.
Contact an experienced Ohio burn injury lawyer at Robenalt Law today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Call us at 216-223-7573, complete our online form, or email [email protected].
Tom Robenalt started his litigation career at a large firm in Cleveland where he defended nursing homes, employers, and landlords accused of negligently causing burn injuries. For the past 20 years, he has used that experience to help victims and the families of people who have suffered from negligent burn injuries.