Burn injury survivors should not go it alone when seeking compensation for their injuries. Don’t face your employer or an insurance company without a legal professional by your side. If you or a loved one has been injured and require treatment, here is how a Wisconsin burn injury lawyer can help you:
Time: Personal injury cases have time limits by which a complaint with the court must be filed in order to recover compensation for expenses and damages. An attorney will make sure that time requirements are properly met. You can remain focused on physical recovery while your attorney focuses on legal recovery.
Experience: The law is complex and detailed. Representation by a legal professional with expertise specifically related to burn injury will enhance the outcome of your case. Burn injuries are often workplace related. Such cases should also be represented by an attorney with experience in workmen’s compensation and current Wisconsin law with regard to employer responsibility.
Compensation: How do you put a fair price on an injury? Certainly, a burn injury victim deserves more than just recovery of medical expenses and lost wages. A burn is often accompanied with lifetime effects such as physical scarring, pain and possible mobility impairment and long-term treatment. In cases of severe burns, a victim may be looking at necessary surgical procedures that require lengthy gaps of recovery and rehabilitation therapy in between. How do you calculate cost for future procedures accurately? Then, there is the recovery of damages for your pain and suffering. How do you determine the value of such a thing? To the victim, the loss of a pain-free life is priceless. In order to achieve adequate compensation you need a qualified legal advocate who can calculate the value of your case and aggressively represent your best interests.
Vulnerability: Being the victim of a burn injury results in greater vulnerability. Consider that, depending on the severity, a victim’s life can be dramatically affected. Inability to work, pain, anxiety, depression, medical expenses, life disruption, etc. It can be a life-changing event filled with a whirlwind of activity centered around medical treatment and recovery. Perhaps the greatest vulnerability is realizing the economic impact. Employers and insurance companies who are protecting their own interests may try to exploit such vulnerability. Don’t settle for less than you deserve. Protect yourself during this critical time in your life by placing your case in the hands of a burn injury lawyer who knows your legal rights and is firmly committed to protecting them.
Support: Survivors of burn injuries have an array of needs related to their injury. The negative effects of all the stressors associated with a personal misfortune on the scale of a serious burn injury can be alleviated with the right support. An experienced Wisconsin burn injury lawyer is not just one pillar of support. Through their experience, such attorneys can put clients into contact with a network of support.
- Specialized burn treatment centers;
- Wellness groups;
- Financial aid;
- Emotional support groups;
- Mental health professionals who specialize in burn injury recovery;
- Employment programs;
- Pain management support.
Beyond The Physical: It is common knowledge that burn injuries are very painful. They are also costly with regard to medical treatment and often require a lifetime of specialized care. In addition to the physical damage is the emotional and psychological toll such injuries often take. Depression and anxiety are common. These conditions may also require a lifetime of professional attention and treatment.
Find Representation: A burn injury is a trauma that can last a lifetime in many different ways. If you or a loved one are a burn injury victim, please contact us. Our experienced burn injury lawyers have the expertise to represent your interests and are committed to the very best outcome in your case. We will stand by you when you are most vulnerable, taking action on your behalf in order to get you the compensation you deserve for a lifetime of expenses related to your injury.