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Ohio has a high number of burn injuries and deaths compared to the national average. In 2021, the state had a rate of 7.7 deaths and 36.4 injuries per 1,000 residential structure fires, compared to just 6.5 and 20.9 at the national level.

However, in Cleveland, burns are not only caused by fires. Electrical and chemical burns often result from poor property maintenance or unsafe workplace conditions. These types of injuries can lead to severe, lasting damage and require a lengthy, painful recovery process, including extensive medical treatment.

You deserve fair compensation when you suffer a burn injury due to another’s negligence. Our Cleveland burn injury lawyers at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy can help you secure the compensation you need to heal and move forward.

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  • “They were patient with my questions and explained the legal process when I was in unfamiliar territory. Their empathy and understanding equaled their legal expertise. I cannot imagine a finer team.”

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Why Choose Our Cleveland Burn Injury Lawyers?

For your burn injury case, you need a legal team that fights to win, whether through an insurance settlement or in court. Our attorneys have secured large settlements on behalf of our clients and can do the same for you.

One notable case involves a $650,000 settlement for an injured contractor who was given improper cleaning instructions and safety gear to clean a tank previously containing hydrofluoric acid. The victim suffered severe chemical burns, resulting in the loss of five fingertips.

We also won $1.2 million for a client who suffered electrical burns due to unaddressed safety hazards. We filed claims against the electrical contractor and property owner for violating electrical safety codes, winning our client damages for surgeries, PTSD, and reduced earning capacity. 

Understanding Burn Injuries and Their Causes    

Burns can be due to abrasive chemicals, heat, or electrical hazards. These burns can range in severity from 1st degree (minor injury to the outer layer of skin) to 4th degree (burns to muscle and bone) and result in various long-term complications.

  • Fire or Heat Burns: Common causes of heat-related burns include open flames, hot liquids, steam, and contact with heated objects. These burns can lead to infections, scarring, and limited mobility in affected areas. In the long term, they can cause chronic pain and psychological distress, such as anxiety and PTSD.
  • Chemical Burns: Chemical burns are often caused by exposure to strong acids or bases found in cleaners or industrial chemicals. Complications from these burns include tissue damage, respiratory issues from fume inhalation, and potential disfigurement. Long-term effects can involve ongoing skin sensitivity, reduced functionality of the affected area, and psychological distress.
  • Electrical Burns: Electrical burns result from direct contact with electrical sources, such as exposed wires or electrical appliances. These burns can cause severe internal damage, cardiac arrest, and nerve destruction. The long-term implications of electrical burns include muscle weakness, neurological issues, and amputation of affected limbs.

Our experienced Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy team is ready to meet with you after a burn injury to explore your legal options. We can speak with you at home, in the hospital, or in any location you feel most comfortable.

In a free consultation, we can discuss potential compensation, liability laws, and the types of damages you might be entitled to, which could include the following:

  • Explaining Liability: We determine who might be liable for your injuries depending on the details of your case. For instance, if your burns were caused by a defective appliance, we can use product liability laws to prove negligence.
  • Legal Options: Your attorney can explore every legal option, such as filing a personal injury lawsuit or negotiating a settlement. They ensure you fully understand each step and how it benefits your interests.
  • Possible Compensation: We assess all damages associated with your burn injury, such as medical costs, lost wages, future earning potential, and pain and suffering. Your attorney explains these possible damages to ensure you understand the compensation you could be eligible for.

How Our Cleveland Burn Injury Lawyers Can Help

If you’re coping with a severe burn injury due to someone else’s carelessness or negligence, having solid legal representation is essential for securing the compensation you need.

At Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy, our skilled and compassionate attorneys are dedicated to helping you achieve a favorable settlement. We thoroughly investigate your accident to find evidence of negligence and use this information to develop a strong legal strategy.

We negotiate with insurers or the opposing legal team, tirelessly working to get the financial support you deserve. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and take the first step toward recovery.