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Burns can be incredibly painful and lead to several secondary illnesses, require rehabilitation, hospitalization, or various surgeries. Regardless of the size of your burn injury, whether big or small, sustaining a burn can have extreme physical implications and psychological repercussions that affect your well-being.

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A burn injury can occur when someone has exposure to fire, sun, electricity, chemicals, heat, or other forms of radiation. When you sustain a burn injury, it causes damage to different layers of your skin and potentially tissues underneath.

The severity of the burn can range from a minor injury easily treated with a first aid kit to more severe injuries that cause life-changing disfigurement or scarring and require weeks or months in a burn center. Suffering from extreme burns due to another person’s negligence can result in severe disfigurement or scarring, which may require additional medical treatments.

If you or a loved one suffered burn injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to pursue compensation for your losses. Our Tampa burn injury lawyers at Boohoff Law are ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve and fight to safeguard your best interests. Our firm helps clients with serious injuries and has recovered significant compensation for injury-related losses.

If you want to learn more about our services and past case results, reach out directly today.

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What Are Traumatic Brain Injuries?


A wide range of common accidents may lead to a burn injury, and proving the fault of a potentially responsible party often requires the services of a qualified Tampa burn injury accident lawyer. Let our experienced attorneys help you through the often tricky insurance claims process and obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries.

Whether you have a burn claim depends on how your burn happened.

Some common causes of burn injuries in Tampa that lead to claims include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents on Kennedy Blvd or Hillsborough Ave
  • Chemical spills at work
  • Construction or demolition accidents
  • Defective products in your home or office
  • House fires
  • HAZMAT truck crashes on I-275 or I-75
  • Physical abuse
  • Explosions
  • Industrial machinery accidents

After a burn injury, you should focus on healing physically and financially, so seeking advice from an experienced personal injury attorney is crucial. Put your trust in our dedicated team of burn accident injury lawyers. We can identify the cause of your injuries and handle paperwork in your case promptly.

When to Seek Medical Attention for a Burn

Always seek medical attention for a severe burn, such as one that covers a large or sensitive area like your buttocks, groin, or joints, including your knees or elbows.

Always err on the safe side and seek medical attention when treating a burn requires more than first aid or if you experience:

  • Severe scarring
  • New injuries that result from the burn
  • Signs of infection like pain, redness, swelling, or oozing
  • A burn that does not heal in two weeks
  • A burn from flames, fire embers, or hot grease
  • Chemical or electrical burns
  • Unbearable pain
  • Large blisters or areas of skin loss
  • Areas that appear white, leathery, or charred

Suffering from extreme burns due to another person’s negligence can leave you with several questions. If you have additional concerns regarding your burn injury claim, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our Tampa burn injury lawyers, who can provide you with up-to-date and accurate information regarding your legal right to compensation.

Lasting Complications from Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are especially catastrophic because they strip away the protective layers of your skin, leaving you at risk of complications. While each patient may experience a different outcome, most burns do not heal quickly or uniformly. Injuries resulting from burn accidents can cause disfigurement and severe scarring, contributing to a loss of confidence.

Some serious and lasting complications that may arise from a burn injury are:

  • Infections: Burn sites are open wounds that can easily become infected. Bacteria may cause an infection or, in serious cases, lead to sepsis which is a life-threatening and inflammatory reaction that spreads into the bloodstream. Victims suffering from severe burn injuries are often kept in a highly sterile burn unit following the accident to reduce the risk of infection.
  • Breathing issues: Inhaling hot air can burn your mouth and tongue. It may also lead to lung damage, damage, make it hard to breathe, or hurt your esophagus. Respiratory therapy may need to treat lung damage from smoke inhalation.
  • Scarring: Many burn victims are left with scars that forever alter their appearance. While plastic surgery may allow the victim of a burn injury to correct some of this damage, in some cases, it may not be possible to recover their former appearance or erase all scars. Skin grafts can help the victim by providing healthy skin to cover the affected area. In cases where skin grafts fail, it can lead to additional issues, costs, and pain for the victim.

Recovering Compensation for a Burn Injury

When someone sustains a burn injury due to another party’s negligent actions, the victim is entitled to hold them accountable and seek compensation for damages. These injuries are challenging to treat in severe cases and often require extensive treatment. The type of legal damages and the amount of monetary compensation you may be entitled to will depend on the nature and severity of your injury.

Examples of the kind of damages you can recover in a burn injury case include:

  • Medical bills
  •  Lost income
  •  Property damage
  •  Emotional pain and suffering
  •  Disfigurement and disability
  •  Lost earning capacity
  •  Loss of consortium

There are several contexts in which a burn injury lawsuit may arise. Potential examples include workplace accidents, serious motor vehicle collisions, or fires caused by defective products. In addition to the costs discussed above, a burn injury victim may also recover compensation for ongoing medical treatment, inpatient hospital care, therapy, and counseling.

Suppose a burn injury causes you to take a significant amount of time off work or leaves you with a permanent disability, making it impossible to go back. In that case, you may recover compensation for these types of long-term losses.

A burn injury is not only excruciating, but it can also leave an emotional scar and cause the victim to experience emotional distress. Victims of exceptionally negligent behavior deserve compensation for any suffering they’ve endured and may continue to experience. Our Tampa burn injury attorneys understand the pain you may be experiencing, which is why we are here to discuss your rights and legal options so you can obtain all the compensation you deserve.

Collecting Compensation for a Tampa Burn Injury

The same forms of compensation you may be eligible to receive in a burn injury accident are also typically available to anyone pursuing a personal injury claim.

Burn injuries are incredibly painful and may lead to disfigurement or severe scarring. These types of injuries often require reconstructive surgery or long-term hospital stays. The cost of treating burn injuries is often expensive and forces you into a difficult financial situation.

Pursuing compensation for a burn injury if damages arose due to the negligence of another party is essential for this reason, and you may recover compensation to cover medical bills, care, physical therapy, or other surgeries.

Here are the types of damages you can potentially seek in a burn injury claim:

  • Economic Damages: These damages compensate you for medical expenses, money lost in wages, property damage, or funeral expenses. You may also seek compensation for loss of earning capacity or income you expect to lose in the future if you’ve become disabled because of the accident or sustain a permanent injury.
  • Non-economic damages: These damages are not directly related to economic losses making them more challenging to quantify. If a burn injury has left you with a permanent impairment or caused disfigurement, this can take an extensive toll on your mental health. Non-economic damage includes compensation for intangible things like emotional pain, suffering, or loss of companionship.
  • Punitive damages: In cases involving especially reckless or negligent behavior, you may seek punitive damages to make an example of the defendant’s misconduct and deter others from committing similar actions.

Determining Liability in a Burn Injury Lawsuit

There are many ways a burn injury can happen, including product defects, workplace injuries, or another person’s negligence. In some cases, proving negligence may be straightforward, but in other cases like product defect lawsuits demonstrating fault can be more complex and involve greater challenges.

The first step in establishing liability involves identifying the cause of your injury. Next, a Tampa burn injury can help you determine whether the defendant acted negligently. Determining this will allow your lawyer to establish the damages you may receive.

The final step in determining liability is measuring the severity of your injuries and whether the effects will last a long time.

Our Tampa burn injury lawyers are ready to collect information and pertinent evidence in your case so we can get to work devising a solid strategy for your case. We will also ensure that you remain informed about the process and answer any questions or concerns you may have along the way. Depending on the nature of your injuries and the details of your case, you may qualify for compensation.

Burn Injury FAQs

Who may be legally responsible for a burn injury?

Several parties may be legally responsible for a burn injury. Any person whose negligent actions cause a burn injury can be liable for the cost of the victim’s losses. For example, suppose your burn injury resulted from a defective product. In that case, you may seek damages by suing the product manufacturer or even the store that sold the product. Speaking with a burn injury lawyer as soon as possible is the best way to establish all potential defendants who contributed to your injury.

How much can I expect to earn from my settlement?

Factors that will determine how much you can expect from your settlement include why your burn happened and the severity of the injury. Our Tampa burn accident lawyers can provide you with a better understanding of the compensation you may receive.

Should I provide the insurance company with a recorded statement?

No. Refrain from speaking with the offender’s insurance company and never give a recorded statement without the assistance of an attorney. Get in touch with one of our Tampa burn injury lawyers on your case. We will protect your rights and best interest against the insurance company.

What evidence do I need for my burn injury claim?

Obtaining all the evidence you can gather for your burn injury case will give your claim the best chance of a successful outcome. Take pictures of all your burns and any faulty equipment you suspect caused the burn. Document what happened to cause the accident in writing. It is also a great idea to gather copies of your doctor’s notes and your medical records.

Contact a Tampa Burn Injury Attorney Today

Alex Boohoff, ​​​Tampa Burn Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious burn injury, our Tampa personal injury lawyers can help you seek monetary restitution. Contact Boohoff Law at (813) 725-5606 for a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys, who will take the time to discuss your case with you.

Never hesitate to speak with our team, as we are on your side, and you only have a limited time to take legal action under Florida law. Allow us to do what we love best by fighting to protect your rights and best interests so you can have more time to focus on the future.

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