Burn Injury Attorneys

Why Hire a Burn Injury Attorney?

Advocacy

Burn victims and their families face overwhelming medical decisions and need care from a multitude of experts. We are here to help you navigate the complex medical and legal issues surrounding burns.

Complexity

In Louisiana, many parties can be held responsible for your burn injury. When you contact us for a free consultation, we will explore all avenues for financial compensation and leave no stone unturned.

Planning

Burns can have lifelong consequences. Victims may need years of care, including skin grafts, home health services, and surgeries. We will fight to assure that you receive adequate funds to prepare for the future.

We Have Won Millions In
Compensation for Victims Of:

 

Faulty Products

Manufactured goods which have caused fires, electrical malfunctions, and burns

 

Medical Malpractice

Patients scalded during administration of hot compresses or wet heat in medical settings

 

Work Injuries

Gas explosions or fires at work which injure employees or others

 

Electrical Accidents

Electrocution which occurs during installation of equipment or due to faulty installation

 

Auto Accidents

Severe accidents where the vehicle ignites after collision

 

What Sets Us Apart?

We fight for each of our clients as if we were fighting for someone in our own family.

Hiring a burn injury attorney is a uniquely personal decision. At Jason Williams + Associates, we understand the emotional and physical trauma a burn victim endures. One expert has described burn injuries as “the most painful thing that humans have to go through.” We believe that as a burn victim, you have suffered enough. We are here to ease your burden.

No burn injury is too big or too small for our firm to consider handling for you. We accept all burn injury cases and fight to get you the best possible compensation while you recover or continue to undergo treatment.

What Can I Recover?

Burns may require complex medical care for years after the initial damage. Long term effects include scarring, permanent disability, post-traumatic cysts, numbness, neurological impairment, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Medical care may be required for years after the injury, including reconstructive surgeries, home care, and occupational and physical therapy.

This is why it is so important to make sure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible. We are here to help.

Louisiana is a comparative fault state, meaning that multiple parties can be held responsible for a burn injury. Our experienced legal team will ensure that anyone involved in causing your injury will be tracked down and held accountable.

Past and Future Medical Expenses

Past and Future Physical Pain and Suffering

Past and Future Mental Pain and Suffering

Lost Wages

Loss of Earning Potential

Permanent Disability

Causes of burns

How Burn Injuries Occur

Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of accidental death in the United States. Burn injuries can arise from a number of situations. Burns are tissue injuries which are caused by thermal, chemical, or electrical agents, or by radiation.

The extent of a burn injury is determined by three factors:

  • The type of agent exposed to
  • The duration of exposure
  • The intensity of the agent

Burn Injuries and the Body

Burn injuries are often evaluated by the percentage of the body on which the burns appear. For example, a patient may be described as having 10-15% burn of their body. The extent of treatment depends on the severity of the injury.

While some victims can return to care at home after their burn has been treated, others may require more aggressive treatment, such as physical therapy or placement in a structured, supervised care facility.

Care facilities are often necessary for severely burned patients. Rehabilitation facilities help burn victims regain function and mobility. Long term care facilities may be required when a patient’s injuries are severe enough to prevent them returning home, or their family is unable to handle their complex medical needs.

First Degree

Only affects the outside layer of skin, known as the dermis

First degree burn

Second Degree

AKA “Partial thickness.” Affects the dermis and epidermis, the second layer of skin

Second degree burn

Third Degree

AKA “Full thickness.” Affects dermis, epidermis, and deeper
layers

Third degree burn

Case Study:

Wendell Fisher

Background

Mr. Fisher was on the job, fully dressed in fire retardant gear, when he fell into a pit of chemicals that was improperly marked.

Challenges

The emergency procedures used to extricate Mr. Fisher were performed improperly, leaving him with serious burns.

Victory

We fought for Wendell Fisher, using all of the legal expertise and experience in our firm, and won him a significant settlement.

 

The team at this office never made me feel like I was just a case.

This firm was like family to me through it all. This was one of the worst times of my life, and I never worried about how it was going to turn out because I knew they were working from their hearts. My case was always about me, and never about them. I thank God he pointed to me their office. Their compassion to fight for me, what they did for me, and the good I know they will continue to do, makes me so proud. They recovered a confidential settlement for me that has helped me navigate through tough times and has secured my future. Jason Rogers Williams & Associates is unlike any law firm and I would recommend them to anyone who is suffering a serious burn injury.

– Wendell Fisher, Workplace Burn Survivor

Let’s Talk