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Personal Injury 10.19.2021

What Kinds of Damages Are Available in Michigan Burn Injury Claims?

Burns are tissue damage caused by heat, chemical exposure, radiation, a gas explosion, or scalding water. Burns causing permanent scarring and disfigurement, can present difficulties that last a lifetime.

Almost half a million people in the U.S., seek medical care for accidental burns each year. The severity of the burn is referred to as first-degree burn and second-degree burns, heal with at-home treatments. However, third-degree burns are most severe and can be life-threatening. Third-degree burns require specialized medical care.

Because burn injuries are so horrific, they usually warrant taking legal action against the wrongdoer. If you’re suffering from burns that could have been prevented if someone had exercised reasonable care, you may be entitled to compensation.

In Michigan, burn victims may seek money for both their economic and non-economic damages. Let’s take a closer look at the various kinds element of compensation:

1. Medical Expenses

Depending on the severity of burn injuries, usually have medical expenses associated with treatment can be very high because ICU burn units are expensive. Even if you have health insurance coverage, your copays, prescription medications, costs and ongoing rehabilitation may not be completely covered.

Depending on the of type of burn, area of the body burned, and degree of the burns, multiple surgeries may also be necessary. Michigan personal injury law allows recovery of all medical expenses.

2. Wage Loss

Burn victims can be disabled from work during the treatment and recovery stage. In some cases, the burn victim is unable to return to the work because of the physical pain and psychological trauma they end up suffering for the rest of their life.

Michigan personal injury law allows burn injury claimants to seek money compensation for the wages they lose while disabled. Victims who are unable to work in their occupation can also seek loss of earning capacity compensation.

3. Property Replacement or Repairs

If the fire destroyed your property in the accident that resulted in your injuries, you can also recover the cost of repairing or replacing your property. You should save all burn related receipts and invoices so you can prove that you actually sustained these damages.

4. Pain and Suffering

Michigan recognizes non-economic damages like emotional distress, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment in life, and mental anguish. In burn injury cases, these damages are usually substantial, especially when the disfigurement or scarring is on visible areas of the body, like the face, arms, or legs.

5. Punitive Damages

Most personal injury claims do not warrant punitive damages. In Michigan we call them exemplary damages, where the victim can be further compensated based on the nature of the injury he or she suffered. If your injury was caused by the malicious behavior of someone else, you may be able to request additional damages in Michigan.

Call 1-866-HIRE-JOE to Discuss Your Burn Injury Case with a Michigan Burn Injury Lawyer

If your life has been forever changed by burn injuries that you sustained in an accident caused by someone else, turn to Joseph Dedvukaj Personal Injury Lawyers. Our compassionate team has helped more than 15,000 clients recover the funds needed to make their lives whole again.

By letting us guide your claim through the proceedings, you can focus on more important matters, like overcoming the hurdles you now face as a result of your injuries. Call 1-866-HIRE-JOE or complete our Contact Form to schedule a free case review with a burn injury lawyer in California.

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