Burn Injury Attorney – Thermal Burns

If you or a loved one has suffered a thermal burn, the experienced legal team at Breit Biniazan Personal Injury Lawyers is dedicated to supporting you through the complexities of your case. Thermal burns, often caused by heat sources like fire, hot liquids, or steam, can result in excruciating pain and lasting physical and emotional trauma. Our firm understands the devastating impact these injuries can have and is committed to providing compassionate and expert legal representation to help you seek the compensation and justice you deserve.


What is a Thermal Burn?

Thermal burns are injuries caused by exposure to extreme heat sources, leading to damage to the skin and underlying tissues. They can vary in severity, ranging from minor first-degree burns to more severe third-degree burns, which can cause extensive damage and complications. Understanding the nature and severity of your thermal burn is crucial in determining the legal steps necessary to secure your rights and recovery.

Different Types of Thermal Burns

Thermal burns can be categorized into different types based on their severity. These include first-degree burns, which affect the outer layer of skin, second-degree burns, which penetrate the outer layer and extend to the underlying dermis, and third-degree burns, which damage the deepest layers of skin and can even affect muscles and bones. Each type of burn requires specific medical attention and legal consideration, and our team is well-versed in handling cases involving various degrees of thermal burns.

What Can Cause Thermal Burns?

Thermal burns can be caused by a variety of sources, including direct contact with fire, scalding from hot liquids or steam, exposure to hot surfaces, or prolonged contact with extreme heat. Workplace accidents, defective products, or negligence in safety precautions can also contribute to thermal burns. Identifying the root cause of your thermal burn is essential in building a strong case, and our attorneys are equipped to investigate every aspect of your incident to establish liability.

How Long Does a Thermal Burn Lawsuit Take?

The duration of a thermal burn lawsuit can vary depending on the complexity of the case, the extent of the injuries, and the willingness of the involved parties to reach a settlement. While some cases may be resolved through negotiations and settlements outside of court, others might require extensive litigation, potentially prolonging the legal process. Our legal team is dedicated to expediting the process while ensuring that your best interests are prioritized every step of the way.

Can I Claim on Behalf of Someone Else?

If your loved one has suffered a thermal burn injury and is unable to pursue legal action independently, you may be eligible to file a claim on their behalf. Our attorneys can guide you through the legal procedures involved in representing the interests of your family member, ensuring that their rights are protected and that they receive the compensation they are entitled to for their pain, suffering, and medical expenses.

What Kind of Damages Can I Claim for a Thermal Burn Injury?

In a thermal burn injury case, you may be entitled to claim various types of damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, rehabilitation costs, and long-term care expenses. Our legal team has the expertise to assess the full extent of your damages and fight vigorously to secure the maximum compensation possible for your unique case.

Thermal Burn Injuries FAQs

What should I do immediately after suffering a thermal burn?

It is crucial to seek medical attention immediately after a thermal burn to prevent further damage and complications. Additionally, documenting the incident by taking photographs of the injury and the scene can be beneficial for future legal proceedings.

How do I determine if I have a viable thermal burn injury claim?

A skilled attorney can assess the circumstances surrounding your thermal burn injury and determine the viability of your claim. Factors such as the cause of the injury, negligence involved, and the extent of damages incurred will be taken into account during the evaluation process.

What if the thermal burn injury occurred at my workplace?

Workplace thermal burn injuries often fall under the purview of workers’ compensation laws. However, depending on the circumstances, you may still be eligible to pursue additional compensation through a personal injury claim. Our attorneys can assess your case to determine the most appropriate legal course of action.

Is there a time limit for filing a thermal burn injury claim?

Yes, there is a statute of limitations within which you must file a thermal burn injury claim. The time limit varies by state, so it is imperative to consult with our legal team as soon as possible to ensure that your claim is filed within the designated timeframe.

What if I am partially at fault for my thermal burn injury?

Comparative negligence laws may apply in cases where multiple parties share responsibility for the injury. Even if you are partially at fault, you may still be eligible for compensation. Our attorneys can navigate the complexities of comparative negligence to ensure you receive a fair settlement that reflects the extent of your damages.

Can I receive compensation for emotional trauma resulting from a thermal burn injury?

Yes, emotional trauma and psychological distress stemming from a thermal burn injury are valid elements in a compensation claim. Our legal team is experienced in valuing and advocating for the emotional damages incurred, in addition to the physical injuries.

What if the thermal burn injury resulted in the loss of a loved one?

If a loved one has tragically passed away due to thermal burn injuries, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Our compassionate attorneys can provide you with the necessary guidance and support during this difficult time, helping you seek justice and compensation for your loss.

At Breit Biniazan Personal Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to advocating for your rights and ensuring that you receive the support and compensation you deserve following a thermal burn injury. Contact us today for a confidential consultation to discuss your case and explore your legal options.

Don’t Settle, Hire the Best Trial Lawyers in the State

  • History of Excellence: Long tradition of success in court
  • Experienced Professionals: Over 200 years of combined legal experience
  • Award-Winning Attorneys: Attorneys have been recognized among the most experienced trial lawyers in Virginia and the country
  • Client Commitment: Dedicated to providing our clients with the attention they deserve from start to finish
  • Honorable Service: No recovery, no legal fee
  • Industry Leaders: Leadership roles in the legal community
  • Proven Results: Secured some of the largest settlements in Virginia history