Indiana Attorneys Litigate Burn Injury Cases
Experienced advocates strive to get full compensation for burn victims
Burn injuries can cause lasting pain, permanent loss of bodily functions and heartbreaking disfigurement. But the most tragic aspect of burn injuries is that they are almost entirely preventable and usually only happen when someone has been negligent or because of a defective product. Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, PC fights to obtain full compensation for burn victims. The principles of fairness and accountability motivate us to relentlessly pursue justice for those whose lives have been changed forever.
Causes and consequences of severe burn injuries
At Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, we represent clients who have been injured at home and in the workplace in a variety of ways:
- Arc flash burns — Electric current diverts from one conductor through the air to another. A person in the path suffers extreme burns, endures the force of an explosion and may sustain hearing damage from the noise.
- Propane or natural gas explosions and fires — These occur in residential and industrial settings, often due to defective equipment containing or transferring the gas.
- Thermal burns from hot surfaces or scalding from steam or hot liquid — Toddlers are the most frequent victims, though these accidents can also happen in industrial settings.
- Chemical burns — These occur primarily from industrial accidents, though common household products may produce similar damage.
- Fires in homes and at businesses — Poor maintenance can cause fires, while inadequate sprinklers and escape routes can compound the damage.
The causes of these events include:
- Negligence — A person's careless act can cause an injury event or make the event worse.
- Product defect — A faulty product, such as a stove, grill or home water heater, can cause serious injury.
- Premises liability — A person with a duty to make a place safe may neglect to discover and correct a condition that leads to an injury event.
When a person suffers severe burns, tissue damage is irreparable. The worst cases may require amputation of the affected body parts. All burn victims are at a greater risk for infection. Surgical skin grafts, painful in themselves, may alleviate some of the complications, but a burn victim's quality of life is never the same.
Contact trustworthy injury attorneys for your burn case in Indiana, Illinois & Michigan
Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, PC fights for victims of devastating burn injuries. We thoroughly investigate these cases to prove negligence and/or liability for defective products. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 219.769.2900 or contact our Crown Point office online.