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Burn Injuries

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Chicago Burn Injury Attorney

We Fight for Burn Victims Throughout Illinois

Burn injuries are common in catastrophic motor vehicle accidents, on-the-job accidents, and as a result of dangerous products and premises. If you or someone you love sustained burn injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, wrongdoing, or liability, contact our Chicago burn injury lawyers for a free review of your case.

History of Success in Burn Injury Cases

The attorneys at Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. have had their share of experience with catastrophic accident cases that resulted in burn injuries to our clients, including:

  • $100 Million Settlement
    We won a large settlement in a wrongful death trucking accident case in which a mother and father narrowly escaped with severe burns, while their six children died in the fire that resulted from the collision.
  • $39.9 Million Settlement
    In another wrongful death trucking accident case, a brother and sister sustained second and third degree burns, requiring amputation of the girl’s leg and some of her toes. Their parents perished in the fire that resulted from the collision.

Causes of Burn Injuries

Perhaps the most common type of burn injury is the one that results from exposure to open flame, but there are many more causes of burn injuries, such as:

  • Thermal Burns – Burns are caused by exposure to flame or another heat source
  • Electrical Burns – Burns are caused by coming into contact with an electrical current
  • Chemical Burns – Burns are caused by coming into contact with a chemical
  • Radiation Burns – Burns are caused by exposure to radiation

Degrees of Burns

There are three degrees of burns – first being the least severe and third being the most severe.

  • First degree burns have the appearance of red skin without blistering
  • Second degree burns are characterized by redness and blistering
  • Third degree burns are characterized by white skin with a leathery appearance

The most severe burns can result in amputation of the affected limb.

Compensation for Lifelong Disability and Disfigurement

When we represent burn victims, we take into account the lifelong nature of these injuries. In some cases, severe burns can necessitate skin grafts or even amputation. Individuals who have lost use of certain limbs or feeling in affected areas may not be able to perform the same job duties as they had before their accident, in addition to other impairments.

Contacting Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P.

Our law firm has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $500 million more than our closest competitor. If you need a serious advocate in your corner to fight for your rights, contact a burn injury lawyer at our firm today for a free case review.

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  • Experience

    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $900 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingency Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Common Burn Injury Questions

  • What Should I Do if I Was Seriously Injured?

    A: If you or someone you love suffered a serious burn injury, speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Additionally, take care to document all expenses caused by the injury, such as hospital bills and other medical costs.

  • Do I Have a Case?

    A: It is impossible to say whether or not you have a burn injury case unless you’ve spoken with a legal representative. During your initial case evaluation, an attorney can help you understand your legal options and determine whether you have a legitimate claim to substantial compensation for the accident.

  • What Counts as a Serious Injury?

    A: A serious injury (also called a “catastrophic injury”) is any personal injury that leads to lifelong or ongoing medical expenses. In many cases, these injuries result in a permanent disability the need for months or years of rehabilitation.