A burn injury impacts the rest of your life, and you must recover compensation for your losses and lifestyle changes. You have done the legwork and gotten a burn injury lawyer to handle your case, but you need money now to manage your expenses. High Rise Financial offers legal funding so you can tap into your settlement funds when needed and not have to take a smaller payment.
Since burn injuries have permanent repercussions, they require larger settlements which take years to garner. Having a portion of your settlement now helps ease the financial burdens and allows you to wait for what you deserve.
In This Article
- What Causes Burns?
- What Are the Levels of Burn Injuries?
- What Types of Burns Are There?
- What Damages Will My Burn Injury Case Have?
- What Will Determine My Compensation Amount?
- Are Punitive Damages Available?
- Can I Get Compensation for Physical and Emotional Injuries?
- Are Workers’ Compensation Claims Different?
- Are Burn Cases Different from Other Personal Injury Claims?
- How Long Does a Lawsuit Take?
What Causes Burns?
Burns can lead to permanent scarring and deformities caused by heat, electricity, radiation, or chemicals. Bruns are scary, but they are prevalent injuries and can happen in many ways, such as:
- Fires from candles, car accidents, and stove
- Power tool malfunctioning
- Hot liquids
More minor burns can recover in a week with proper treatment. You must cover and treat all burns immediately so they can heal. Exposure to air can delay healing.
Your treatment is also essential because your settlement will be contingent on how long it takes. You must reach maximum medical improvement before your lawyer can calculate your total losses.
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What Are the Levels of Burn Injuries?
The severity of your burn will impact your settlement because the more severe, the more money you need for medical treatment. The area of the burn will also affect your payment. Generally, you will experience symptoms like swelling, blisters, pain, tenderness, and tingling.
If you inhale smoke, you will also experience choking, wheezing, coughing, a rapid heartbeat, and more. The severity of your burn can range from first-degree to fourth-degree. The higher the level, the worse the burn and, therefore, the higher your settlement.
What Types of Burns Are There?
Types of burns will also impact your settlement claim and who will pay for your losses. Remember to have a lawyer handle the legal aspect and quickly contact High Rise Financial for options for payment from your future settlement. The main types of burns you can have are:
- Electrical burns: when a spark ignites combustible materials, it leads to injuries.
- Chemical burns include exposure to chemicals like acid burns, usually in the workplace,
- Radiation burns: excessive exposure to sunlight, ultraviolet light, X-rays, and other sources
- flash/flame burns: contact with hot gasses or fire
- Surface burns: touching something hot or cold, like a hot pan
- Scalding: hot liquids or steam cause these burns
- Dry heat burns: also known as thermal burns, usually caused by exposure to dry heat like from a fire pit
- Contact burns are the most common when a person touches something hot.
The worse your burn, the more treatment you need. Many settlements will be in the hundreds of thousands. A first-degree burn can result in tens of thousands, while a third-degree burn can result in over half a million.
What Damages Will My Burn Injury Case Have?
Many compensatory damages are available for burn victims, and they will vary by the severity and type of burn. Your recovery will also impact your damages. In general, you can recover damages for:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Permanent disability or scarring
Burns are life-threatening conditions, and you will not recover fully. You will have physical and emotional scars, and you must have your burn injury lawyer recover the maximum compensation. Unfortunately, you will wait for the settlement for months or years, but High Rise Financial has solutions.
We will work with your legal team and find financial solutions to help you during this time.
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What Will Determine My Compensation Amount?
Many factors determine your burn injury settlement, such as:
- The severity of your burn
- Area of the body where they occur
- Your likelihood of recovery
- What the injury prevents you from doing
- Does your injury impact your spouse
- Your age, occupation, and education level
- Potential for disfigurement or scarring
You must discuss individual factors with your lawyer, as we will also consider them when reviewing your application.
Are Punitive Damages Available?
Yes, you can also recover punitive damages that punish the at-fault party for negligence. Punitive damages are available when the liable party intentionally causes you harm. A judge or jury awards punitive damages.
However, punitive damages are challenging to calculate, and we will focus on the compensatory damages your lawyer estimates you will receive.
Can I Get Compensation for Physical and Emotional Injuries?
Yes, while the physical pain is the basis of your claim, the emotional pain is also part of your injury claim. Emotional distress often manifests as depression, embarrassment, and other emotional concerns. The defendant must compensate you for current and future emotional distress stemming from your injury.
Are Workers’ Compensation Claims Different?
When the employer is not negligent, your burn injury claim will be paid through a workers’ compensation claim. Unfortunately, those payments are much lower than when you file a personal injury lawsuit. Your legal funding options will also be different.
If you employ the help of a workers’ compensation lawyer, High Rise Financial will also work with them to determine your ability to get pre-settlement funding.
Are Burn Cases Different from Other Personal Injury Claims?
Everyone has experienced a minor burn at some point, and these injuries are relatable. Yes, they have higher compensation amounts than other personal injury claims because of the permanent impact on a person’s life. When you present your case to a jury, they will empathize with you and award you more than in other injury cases.
How Long Does a Lawsuit Take?
It depends on your injury, but some claims resolve in a few months, and others take several years. During this time, you can lose your income and max out your savings and credit cards to pay your bills. An alternative is to seek pre-settlement funding to remove the financial burden.
Discuss your options with High Rise Financial and relieve your financial burdens. Contact us today to begin the lawsuit loan application process.
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