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Burn Injury Negligence

Burn Injury Negligence

If an individual fails to exercise reasonable care which causes injury to the person or property of another, the injured party may bring a claim for negligence seeking compensation for the damages sustained. The individual who brings such a claim is termed the plaintiff. The defendant is the person, organization or party against whom the claim has been brought.

To bring a successful claim for negligence, a plaintiff must prove the following four elements:

1. Duty: The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty to exercise reasonable care

2. Breach: The defendant breached the duty of care owed to the Plaintiff

3. Causation: The defendant’s breach was the proximate cause of injury to the Plaintiff

4. Damages: The Plaintiff suffered damages for which he/she is entitled to compensation.


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Types of Burns

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Degrees of Burns

First , second , and third degree burns

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Burn Injuries

There are many types of burn injuries

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Scald Burn Injury

Caused when very hot liquids come into contact with skin

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Electrical Burns

Electricity can burn the skin and is capable of causing internal damage

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Chemical Burns

Caused when a strong acid or base comes into direct contact with skin

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Car/Boating Accidents

Thermal burns can occur if the car catches fire or explodes

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Caused when a gas leak combines with an ignition source

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Worker’s Compensation

If you've been burned on the job, you may need legal guidance

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Can be caused by defective batteries or overheated vapor

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