Westminster Burn Injury
Residential fires, chemical exposure, radiation burns-- these are only a few of the many sources of burn injuries in Westminster CO every year. No matter the type or severity of a victim’s burn injuries, if they were injured due to the negligence of an individual/entity, they have a right to seek fair compensation. Hiring an experienced burn injury lawyer can help to make the process of negotiating compensation simple for victims and their families.
Over three decades of working with severe burn victims, the personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw have represented all types of common Colorado burn injury claims. Listed below are examples of commonly occurring burn injuries; however, if you don’t see your burn injury listed below, feel free to contact our experienced Westminster CO personal injury attorneys to see if you qualify to file a burn injury lawsuit.Examples of Burn Injury Claims in Westminster CO Residential Fire Injury Claims
Residential fires are the number one cause of burn injuries statewide. National news media reported 22 fatalities caused by residential fires in Colorado in 2020 alone. When victims are trapped in a burning house, they will likely sustain severe injuries even if they survive such a traumatic event.Scalding Injury Claims
Scalding is caused by contact with boiling liquids or hot steam. Scald burns are most common in dependents (such as children, the elderly, or those with special needs) as a result of caretaker abuse or negligence. Additionally, contact with boiling liquids in the kitchen or when working with combustible engines can cause severe injuries.Workplace Burn Accident Claims
Occupational burn injuries are one of the most common causes of severe burn injuries nationwide. Works in high-risk environments are statistically more likely to be injured on the jobsite. In the state of Colorado, employers are required to provide worker’s compensation for employees who are injured on the job. However, there are some cases in which an employee can sue for compensation with the help of an attorney: first, if their burns were caused by a third party (such as a coworker, customer, or vendor) or if their employer is attempting to withhold worker’s compensation by falsely claiming worker liability.Manufacturer Negligence Claims
Household appliances such as hair dryers, lawn mowers, space heaters, toasters, or weed eaters are all potential risks for burn injuries if manufactured improperly. Additionally, household cleaners (such as bleach or battery acid) can be corrosive to the skin if not properly packaged and/or tested before sale.Wrongful Death Claims
If you have lost a loved one due to a catastrophic burn accident, you deserve justice in honor of your loved one’s memory. In the state of Colorado, close family members can sue any liable parties for damages in the wake of a loved one’s death caused by severe burns. Damages in a wrongful death lawsuit could include medical debt, funeral costs, and traumatic grief.
In the state of Colorado, the statute of limitation for burn injury lawsuits is two years from the date of injury. Whatever the cause of your burn injury, it is important to contact a burn injury lawyer as soon as possible to begin the process of filing your claim or you may forfeit your right to seek compensation.Whatever the Claim, the Colorado Attorneys at Carabin Shaw Can Help
Have you suffered a severe burn from a faulty household appliance? Was your elderly loved one left to suffer scald burns by a negligent caretaker? Were you burned by a coworker during the course of your employment?
No matter the circumstances of your burn injury, if you were injured due to the fault of another, the team of Carabin Shaw burn injury lawyers serving Westminster CO is qualified to represent your claim.
To schedule your no-cost, no-obligation initial consultation with our burn injury lawyers, call our office toll-free at 800-862-1260.