In the immediate aftermath of an accident causing severe burns, one of your first thoughts will likely be about how you will support yourself and your family during the long road to recovery. Recovering from a burn injury can take months or even years — extensive surgeries, prescriptions and rehabilitation may all be necessary.
During this time, not only will you incur growing medical bills, you’ll likely lose income and earning capacity. For these reasons, many burn victims will seek the help of a personal injury lawyer who can represent them in negotiations with their insurance company or in civil litigation against the individual or organization responsible.
A Burn Victim Lawyer Who Helps You Heal
Any doctor will tell you that avoiding stress is one of the best things you can do for yourself during the recovery period following an injury or major surgery. Placing your case in the hands of a competent burn injury lawyer can mean less worry about paying your medical bills or your financial future in general.
The attorneys at McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C. have over 40 years of combined experience representing clients in all manner of personal injury matters in Pennsylvania. Count on us for representation that puts your interests and your recovery first.
Your Options for Compensation
The best way to seek compensation for a burn injury depends on the specifics of the accident that caused it. In most cases, your first option will be to file an insurance claim. Many policies have caps on the amount they can pay out in personal injury claims — once that cap is reached, a burn victim lawyer can help you explore other options. Your options may include negotiating a better settlement with your insurer or pursuing a civil lawsuit.
If negligent actions of a person or company caused your accident — whether a defective product, explosion, car accident or other incident — a lawsuit can not only get you the compensation you need to heal properly, it can also draw attention to the situation. By doing so, you can potentially save others from suffering the same way you have.
On-the-Job Burn Injuries
Burn injuries commonly occur on the job when employees are asked to perform dangerous tasks without appropriate training or safety equipment. If you’ve suffered a major burn on the job, filing a workers’ compensation claim is your best option for a fast settlement. However, if your injury was caused by defective equipment or negligence on the part of a third party, you may still have rights to recover against a manufacturer or negligent party in addition to your workers’ compensation claim against your employer.
However you choose to proceed, the legal team at McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C. can provide informed counsel. We will give you an honest assessment of what will be required for your best chance of winning a favorable settlement. Personal Injury Representation
The burn victim lawyers at McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C. want what’s best for you during the recovery process. That’s why we represent many personal injury cases on a contingency basis — meaning we won’t charge any fees unless we are able to obtain a recovery on your behalf.
Based in Harrisburg, we offer representation to burn victims throughout Harrisburg, central PA and across the state. Call our office today to schedule your free initial appointment with our legal team.