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When to Take Legal Action for a Burn Injury


Burns is one of the most painful types of injuries. Victims often spend days, weeks or even months in the burn unit of a hospital undergoing intensive treatment. Even those who do make a reasonable recovery may be left with long-lasting pain, disfigurement, or scarring.

If you were burned as a result of another person’s negligence, you should consider hiring a personal injury lawyer like the experienced attorneys at Wood Law Firm LLP to settle your case and seek monetary compensation.


It’s the job of your injury lawyer to prove the liability of the negligent party. There are many common scenarios in which a burn victim may seek compensation:

Auto Accident

  • If you or a loved one sustain burns after an auto accident due to the reckless driving of another individual, it’s best to speak with a lawyer. An experienced personal injury lawyer will gather the facts of the case with the goal of proving that the burns were the direct result of the other driver’s negligence.
  • Workplace Accident
  • Unfortunately, workplace burn injuries are all too common. If an explosion happens on the job, the victims may be able to prove that their employer is liable for their injuries. Many workplace accidents happen due to unsafe working conditions or improper training. Our goal as your lawyer is to ensure that you receive compensation for your burn injury.
  • Faulty Product
  • In some cases, a person may be involved in an explosion due to a defective product. When this happens, your lawyer will look for evidence to prove that the product was defective or improperly labeled. Not only should you get monetary compensation, but the product manufacturer should also take the necessary steps to ensure that it doesn’t happen to anyone else.


Many burn injuries occur because another party behaved in a reckless or negligent manner. However, it takes the guidance of a personal injury lawyer to make sure you get fair compensation. A lawyer will help in many ways, including:

  • Gathering Evidence. Your lawyer will use documents, photographs, eye-witness statements, expert witnesses and other testimonies to prove your case.
  • Scheduling Mediation. Many burn injury cases can be settled during mediation, where both parties meet to come to a compensation agreement.
  • Going to Trial, if necessary. If a settlement can’t be reached, your lawyer may take the case to trial. This is done to ensure that you receive adequate compensation.

After a serious burn injury, you may have extensive medical bills, lost wages and emotional distress. Please call us today for a no-obligation consultation to ensure that you receive full compensation for your injuries.