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Steps and Process of Filing an Oklahoma City Burn Injury Claim

While Oklahoma City residents can treat minor burns at home, more extensive or severe injuries require medical attention. These interventions might include wound care, pain management, mental health assistance, rehabilitation, and nutritional support. While necessary, these treatments are costly, and many burn-injury patients go into debt during their recovery.

If another party caused your burns, an attorney could help you seek compensation. Oklahoma burn injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw have you covered.

Classifying Burn Injuries

To follow the steps and process of filing an Oklahoma City burn injury claim you should first understand how doctors classify burns. Your medical team will look at the following:


There are four different burn degrees. The higher the degree, the deeper and more critical the burn. Burn injury attorneys in Oklahoma City will use this information to develop your case. Higher-degree burns usually yield larger settlements because they cause extreme damage, and recovery is a long road.


The percentage of your body that is burned matters. If a burn covers more than 10% of your body, you should see a doctor. Second-degree burns vary in severity and are more troublesome when they are expansive. Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers can help you seek compensation if your injuries are extensive.


If the burn covers the joints, groin, feet, hands, and face, medical professionals must implement specialized care, such as skin grafts and custom compression garments, to ensure you heal. These locations can also affect your quality of life. For example, burns on your joints can make it difficult to move, and burned hands can damage your dexterity.

A lawyer will take this information into account when evaluating your claim.


Age might impact how well a burn heals. Studies show that older adults tend to have a more difficult recovery process.

  • Other factors, including:
  • Pre-existing health issues, such as heart or lung conditions
  • Smoke inhalation injuries to the lungs
  • Additional injuries, such as broken bones

To simplify filing a claim, contact Oklahoma burn injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw for a free case review.

Securing Compensation for a Burn Injury

While our burn injury attorneys in Oklahoma City look over your medical records to get a sense of your injury costs, they will also investigate what caused your accident. This independent inquiry might involve reviewing official reports, speaking with witnesses, gathering independent evidence, and interviewing experts.

Essentially, the point of this process is to determine whether an individual, entity (such as a business), or manufacturer caused your injuries.

As a result of this search, we will help you seek compensation in one of these ways:

  • Negligence claim: Your Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers will file this type of claim if someone’s careless action caused your burns. For example, a reckless driver who caused the vehicle accident that led to your injuries would be held responsible.
  • Strict liability: If a defective product caused your injuries, Oklahoma law is clear that the manufacturer is liable.
  • Workers’ compensation: Oilfield, construction site, and electrical workers might all receive burns at work. If your employer has workers’ compensation insurance but hasn’t distributed benefits, like paid medical care, to you yet, we can review the situation. Any work-related lawsuit in cases with workers’ compensation must be against a third party, like a reckless coworker, for additional redress.

Our lawyers want to ensure that you secure the long-term support you need, so any claim evaluation we make will include contingencies for future medical needs, economic losses, and more.

Connect With an Oklahoma City Attorney

The law cannot take away your pain, but it can secure justice on your behalf. If you were burned in an accident, you deserve help, and Carabin Shaw can provide it. Our firm’s priority is putting our clients first. Appropriate compensation will help you focus on your mental and physical wellbeing without the crushing worry of medical debt.

For a free consultation and case review, call 800-862-1260.

Visits with the Attorney are by appointment only. Main office San Antonio, Texas.

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