NYC Trial Lawyers Help Firefighters Recovering from Burn Injuries
Aggressively seeking compensation for disfiguring and disabling burns
It goes without saying that burn injuries are an ever-present risk to firefighters. However, that doesn’t mean that burns should be thought of as “part of the job.” If the fire started or spread rapidly due to some party’s negligence or violation of the law, you may be eligible for compensation. Our firefighter advocates at Barasch & McGarry are prepared to assert your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
The lingering effects of severe burn injuries
Firefighters are at risk for suffering thermal burns from open flames and hot water. Third-degree thermal burns destroy the flesh, causing pain, disfigurement, disability and a risk of infection. Firefighters are also at risk of painful debilitating burns from chemicals and electric current. Responders who battle fires where chemicals are stored are at risk of caustic exposure that can burn the skin, the eyes and the lungs, causing scarring and disability.
Electrical burns present a serious danger of brain injury, muscle damage, heart strain and internal organ failure. Electrical burns can cause great subdermal damage without appearing severe on the surface, so it is very important to get a complete medical evaluation if you’ve experienced an electrical burn.
The damages you might obtain for a burn injury include compensation for your physical pain, mental suffering, and loss of quality of life due to disability and disfigurement. In the face of catastrophic injuries, our attorneys fight aggressively to secure the compensation you deserve.
Establishing liability for NYC firefighter burn injuries
Landlords and tenants can be liable for firefighter burn injuries under General Obligations Law § 11-106 if their negligence caused the fire or created an additional hazard that caused the firefighter to be burned. In such cases, it’s vitally important to determine what sparked the blaze and if any negligent behavior allowed the fire to spread.
If a landlord or tenant’s violation of the law, such as a fire safety regulation, caused the burn directly or indirectly, they could be liable for damages under General Municipal Law § 205-a.
Consult our NYC firefighter lawyers for your burn injury case
If you suffered a severe burn injury while fighting a fire in New York City, Barasch & McGarry can help you obtain just compensation. We thoroughly investigate your case to determine whether negligence or a legal infraction gives you cause to sue, and we fight for you to deliver the best possible results. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 844.874.1564 or contact our office online.