Accidents that lead to burn injuries can be tragic, depending on the severity of the burns. In catastrophic cases, burn victims might have to endure years of medical treatments to heal their injuries, and many cannot reverse the physical damage done to their bodies. The trauma of the burn injury accident might also be life-long, especially if the burn victim has physical reminders on their body.
If you were in an accident in Pickens, South Carolina that caused you to suffer a burn injury, you might be able to fight for compensation. Burn injuries can leave both physical and emotional scars, but that does not mean there is no opportunity for some healing. If we take on your case, Hammack Law Firm will work hard to fight for medical treatment and compensatory awards you may need to start recovering from your damages. We are compassionate, empathetic, and truly believe in our clients’ cases.
Burn injuries can occur in a variety of accidents or incidents. If you decide to work with our team, we can assign a Pickens burn injury lawyer to your case based on how you sustained your burn injury. From there, your lawyer can tell you more about how they might build your case.
Call Hammack Law Firm today at (864) 326-3333 for a free case evaluation with a member of our team.
We Can Assign a Pickens Burn Injury Lawyer to Your Case
Burn injuries can occur in multiple types of accidents. When you call our law firm, we will first determine which practice area your case falls in before assigning you a Pickens burn injury lawyer. In general, your case will fall under personal injury law. However, if you sustained a burn injury while working, you might qualify for a workers’ compensation claim.
The following are just some examples of accidents or incidents that might lead to burn injuries:
Fuel Truck Accidents
Fuel trucks often carry flammable or hazardous substances in their tanks, such as gasoline, toxic chemicals, and natural gases. Should a fuel truck get into an accident, the collision might cause a spill or an explosion, which can injure all parties involved in the accident.
These accidents can become complex. If the fuel truck driver was at fault for the accident, multiple liable parties might be involved, such as the trucking company or the truck manufacturer. Hammack Law Firm can review your case to determine who is at fault for your accident.
Certain work industries are more dangerous than others, such as construction and industrial work. If you suffered a burn injury while working, you might be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim. If so, we can file your claim through your employer’s insurer or with the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC).
If your claim gets denied or contested, Hammack Law Firm may be able to help you fight for compensation and medical treatment.
Boating accidents that lead to burn injuries might involve fires that started from an electrical malfunction, the engine, or the fuel tank.
Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
If your loved one received burn injuries in their nursing home, it might be a sign that abuse or neglect took place. If you suspect a loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, seek help immediately.
In addition to these accident types, Hammack Law Firm may also be able to assist you with burn injuries resulting from car, motorcycle, or product liability accidents.
For a free legal consultation with a burn injury lawyer serving Pickens, call 864-326-3333
We Can Help You Determine Which Damages You May Be Owed
Based on how your burn injuries affected your life, finances, and general mental and emotional well-being, you might be owed compensation for the following damages:
- Medical care costs, including costs for surgeries and physical therapy
- Income loss, whether temporary or permanent
- Physical scarring and disfigurement
- Psychological trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of society
- Loss of quality of life or enjoyment of life
If you would like to learn more about the kind of compensation you might be able to receive or what evidence you might need to support your claims, call our team at Hammack Law Firm at (864) 326-3333 for a free case evaluation.
Do Not Miss the Filing Deadline
If you want to pursue compensation through a lawsuit, you must make sure to file your case within the statute of limitations. This law determines how long people have to take civil action based on negligence, a wrongful act, or some other determining factor. Depending on the kind of case, different statutory deadlines apply, and they also vary by state.
In South Carolina, you generally have three years from the date of the burn injury incident to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party, per the South Carolina Code §15-3-530. If your loved one died because of an accident-related burn injury, the three-year statutory deadline also applies to wrongful death cases.
If you are filing a workers’ compensation claim, you need to report your accident immediately, but certainly within 90 days, and file your claim within two years, according to the South Carolina WCC. Make sure you get written proof of your notice to the employer through a written statement, email, or text message
A member of our team at Hammack Law Firm can discuss the filing deadlines in your case with you during your free initial consultation.
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Let Hammack Law Firm Take Care of Your Case for You
At Hammack Law Firm, we pride ourselves on being able to treat our clients like they are our own friends and family. We care about our clients’ well-being and are ready to fight on their behalf so that they can get the justice they deserve. It is our mission to give the people of South Carolina a close-knit, small firm feel with a big law firm experience.
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If you have more questions about how to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit about your burn injuries, call our team at (864) 326-3333. We can discuss your case in a free consultation and advise you on what steps you can take next, which might include working with a Pickens burn injury lawyer from our team.
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