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You Deserve Fair Compensation…
Regardless of Your Citizenship or Documentation

Burn injuries occur when skin or tissues are damaged due to exposure to heat, chemicals, electricity, or radiation. They can range from mild to severe and cause pain, swelling, blistering, and, in severe cases, permanent disfigurement or disability. Burn injuries commonly result from workplace accidents, car crashes, defective products, or premises liability incidents.

At Paxton Law Firm, we believe that all individuals, regardless of their citizenship or documentation status, deserve fair compensation for their injuries. We understand that some may fear seeking legal help due to concerns about immigration status or fears of deportation. However, Texas laws protect the rights of all individuals injured due to someone else’s negligence without legal repercussions. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate support to ensure that you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

Beware of Insurance Companies After Burn Injuries… Even When They Sound Caring or Friendly

After experiencing a burn injury, you may receive a call from an insurance adjuster representing the liable party’s insurance company. While they may sound sympathetic and helpful, you must keep your defenses up. Insurance adjusters are trained to minimize the compensation they pay out, often by tricking you into making statements that could harm your case. During these calls, insurance adjusters may ask seemingly innocent questions to gather information that could be used against you later.

They might inquire about the details of the accident, your injuries, or your medical treatment. Remember, anything you say can be twisted and used to devalue your claim. It’s crucial to avoid discussing specifics of the incident or your injuries and to refrain from providing recorded statements without legal guidance. At Paxton Law Firm, we protect your rights and ensure you don’t fall victim to insurance companies.

Steps to Take Immediately After Burn Injuries:

  • Seek medical attention, even for seemingly minor burns, to assess the severity and prevent complications.
  • Call emergency services, especially for severe burns, chemical exposures, or electrical injuries.
  • Safely remove yourself from the source of the burn, such as fire, chemicals, or electrical currents, to prevent further harm.
  • Cool the burn with cool running water for at least 10-20 minutes to reduce pain and minimize tissue damage.
  • Remove any clothing or jewelry near the burn area unless it’s stuck to the skin.
  • Cover the burn loosely with a sterile gauze or clean cloth to protect it from further injury and infection.
  • Avoid applying ice, butter, or oil to the burn, as these can worsen the damage.
  • Document the incident by taking photos of the burn and the scene of the accident, if possible, to support your claim later.
  • Report the accident to the appropriate authorities, such as your employer or property owner, if it occurred in a workplace or public setting.
  • Contact a reputable personal injury attorney, like Paxton Law Firm, to protect your rights and seek fair compensation for your injuries.

Common Reasons for Burn Injuries:

  • Workplace accidents involving exposure to chemicals, fire, or electrical hazards
  • Car accidents resulting in fires or explosions
  • Defective products, such as malfunctioning electronics or flammable materials
  • Residential fires due to faulty wiring, negligence, or arson
  • Scalding injuries from hot liquids or steam in kitchens or industrial settings
  • Electrical accidents from contact with live wires or faulty equipment
  • Premises liability incidents such as building fires, explosions, or contact with hot surfaces

Burn Injuries FAQs

How long do I have to file a claim for my burn injury?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including burn injuries, is generally two years from the date of the injury. However, you must consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure timely filing of your claim. Delaying the filing of your claim could result in the loss of your right to seek compensation for your injuries.

Lady Justice Is Blind…
but We Help Her See the Truth

Paxton Law Firm is dedicated to guiding you step by step through the claim or litigation process, ensuring you understand every aspect of your case. Our team conducts thorough investigations, leaving no stone unturned to build a strong case on your behalf. We believe in transparency and communicate openly about the potential challenges and uncertainties that may arise. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, schedule your free consultation and allow us to fight for your rights.

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