Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
A severe burn can cause a considerable amount of physical trauma, pain,
and suffering. It can render a victim unable to work for some time and
can even cause a permanent disability. It can forever change a victim’s life.
Fortunately, there is hope. If your injuries occurred at work or were caused
by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled
to compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and even emotional trauma.
‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP represents clients in Jackson and across Mississippi who have experienced
serious burn injuries in
fires and explosions, and due to dangerous or
defective products. We can offer insight regarding your legal options if you or someone you
love has been burned in any type of accident.
For a free review of your burn injury claim, call
(601) 265-6869. We’re ready to listen to your story!
Burn Injury Lawsuits: Who Is Liable?
The liable party in a burn injury lawsuit may be one or more persons or
companies that contributed to the victim’s injuries. This party
is referred to as the defendant, and the victim is referred to as the
Generally, there are four elements to such a case:
- The defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff;
- This duty of care was breached in some way;
- The plaintiff suffered quantifiable injuries; and
- The breach of care was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injuries.
Let’s take a look at these elements in action, using a hypothetical
example. Joe goes to AB Coffee, his favorite coffee shop, to get a cappuccino.
When Susan, the employee at AB Coffee, hands Joe his cappuccino, the lid
is not secured correctly. The boiling hot cappuccino spills all over Joe’s
hand, causing second-degree burns. In this case, Joe may be able to sue
AB Coffee for money for his medical bills, any lost earnings, and other
losses he suffered as a result of his severe burns.
In a case involving a workplace burn injury, however, the victim does not
need to prove cause. Workers’ compensation is provided on a no-fault
basis for all work-related injuries.
Talk to a Jackson Burn Injury Attorney Today
Understanding your rights and options is an excellent start to pursuing
fair compensation for your burn injuries, and at ‘Maggio | Thompson,
LLP we offer a free consultation to help you get on the right path. When
you involve our firm, you can count on our honesty and our commitment
to putting your best interests first. If we take on your case, our attorneys
will be accessible to you. You won’t be passed off to an inexperienced
staff member who can’t help. You can reach out to us 24/7 for help
at any point during your case.
Contact us today for your free consultation. If you want an in-person consultation
but can’t come to our offices, we can come to you.