Many factories and other industrial worksites have heavy equipment and tools that use heat, steam, electricity, flame and other burn hazards. Manufacturers have a duty to design and construct these implements so that users don’t face an unreasonable safety risk. When a defective tool or piece of equipment results in a serious burn injury, the manufacturer and other responsible parties may be required to pay compensation. At the Walker Law Firm, we take on even the largest companies to stand up for the rights of burn victims who were harmed by defective products.
Houston Burn Injury Lawyer
After a serious burn, its very normal to have questions about your rights. The Walker Law Firm, will provide you answers with a FREE no cost consultation. Attorney James S. Walker works on a contingency fee, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Its that simple.
Burn injuries can also happen to people not working in an industrial plant. In fact, it’s something that could happen to any one of us in a variety of different circumstances. Children and the elderly have more tender skin than adults, making them especially vulnerable to burn injuries. Children may not understand the difference between hot and cold faucets. Elderly people may slip and fall in the bathtub and not be able to get up to avoid the scalding hot water. Regardless of what led to the accident, burn injury victims in Houston, have the right to pursue compensation for their losses if there’s a negligent party at fault for their injuries.
Walker Texas Lawyer will represent burn injury victims in cases against landlords, hotels, nursing homes, maintenance companies and other parties, if their negligence led to your burn injury in Houston. The Walker Law Firm is experienced and understands the contributing factors of negligence in burn cases, including defective valves, defective faucets, defective boilers and landlord negligence.
The costs of these injuries can be astronomical, and missing extended time at work can exacerbate the financial consequences. If you believe that another party is responsible for your burn accident, you may be able to ﬁle suit to recover damages. Common damages that you may claim include lost wages, future lost earnings, medical care costs, physical therapy and rehabilitation costs as well as pain and suffering.
What are Burn Injuries?
Burn injuries have many causes, including:
Owner negligence, such as failure to install appropriate fire safety and warning equipment, or failure to observe building codes and safety regulations. Manufacturer negligence, such as explosions due to temperature control issues or defective consumer products that overheat and cause burns. This can include overheated laptops or space heaters, electrical burns from poorly manufactured power cords, and a myriad of other problems that come from cutting corners. Post collision fires resulting from auto accidents.
What are My Rights as a Burn Injury Victim?
A burn injury lawyer can help you identify all the liabilities in relationship with your case, so you can know who to hold responsible. An attorney can also help you determine the best way to get justice for your injury.
When you’re the victim of an accident, you have the right to recover damages for:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Future wages if disabled
- Property damaged or destroyed
- Pain and suffering
Should I Consult a Burn Injury Lawyer?
A burn injury has financial, professional, and personal costs. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, why should your family have to shoulder the burden of paying for it?
If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of a burn injury, you should definitely consult a burn injury lawyer. Walker Texas Lawyer offers free, no-obligation consultations.
Contact Walker Texas Lawyer today at 713-552-1117.