Burn Injury Lawyer

The road to recovery after a burn injury is made difficult by physical pain, emotional turmoil, and mounting expenses. 

The burn injury lawyers at Rubin & Machado Ltd. in Chicago, IL, can help you recover the compensation you need to cope with these losses.

Can I hold someone accountable for my burn injuries?

For Burn Injuries Caused By Negligence You Must Prove:

Duty of Care Was Breached 

This can include workplace safety regulations, driver responsibility, or medical standards

Direct Causation

There was a direct connection between their breach of duty and your burn injuries

Measurable Losses

This can include medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and future expenses related to the burn injury.

How is the severity of my burn injury measured?

Compensation Correlates to the Extent of Your Injuries

The more severe your burn injury, the more extensive your losses will be, and often, the more expensive it will be to accommodate your needs. For example, third-degree burns can require years of surgeries and recovery. The severity of your burn injury will determine the amount of compensation that you should be awarded.

You can depend on the attorneys of Rubin & Machado to pursue the amount of compensation you truly need in order to cope with your overwhelming losses. While some firms may be all too willing to achieve a quick settlement, we are never willing to settle for anything less than what our clients deserve. If this means going to court, you can trust that we will create a compelling and fact-based case in favor of maximum compensation for you and your loved ones.

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A burn injury can cause significant discomfort and require long-term care.

Common Causes of Burn Injuries

For over 50 years, our attorneys have been handling personal injury claims, and we are equipped to handle even the most complex cases. We have represented burn victims who have been injured as a result of:

Our lawyers are well-versed in the nuances of each case type and are confident that we can provide sound legal representation, whatever the circumstances may be. 

Damages You May Receive

There are three types of damages we may be able to pursue if you have sustained an injury, including:

Economic Damages
Often, clients cannot work after being injured and are inundated with substantial medical bills. The purpose of economic damages is to help cover these expenses. Economic damages can cover lost wages, medical bills, and diminished earning capacity.
Non-Economic Damages
Suffering a serious burn can have physical and psychological repercussions. Non-economic damages are intended to address emotional distress, loss of companionship, and other intangible consequences of injury.
Punitive Damages
If the court believes the defendant exhibited gross negligence, they may award punitive damages. These damages are meant to punish the defendant for the harm they have inflicted. Punitive damages are paid in addition to other forms of compensation.

The extent of your injuries as well as how and where your injury occurred will play a vital role in calculating damages. However, your award will also heavily depend on the intent of the defendant and their ability to pay. 

The Value of a Qualified Attorney

In order to secure compensation, you must prove that another's negligence contributed to your injury. The team at Rubin & Machado has access to extensive resources and can pursue all possible avenues to uncover evidence that may establish fault. We will carefully investigate the scene of the accident, review medical documentation, and interview eyewitnesses.

We can provide you with sound counsel based on years of personal injury experience and can handle all the legal aspects of your injury while you focus on your recovery. 

We firmly believe that you have the right to receive compensation to cover the expenses and hardship you have already endured as well as those that can be expected in the future. We will avidly fight on your behalf and strive to hold responsible parties accountable.

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