A fire can irreparably change a life in seconds. Injuries caused by flames, explosions and chemical burns are notoriously hard to treat and can cause disfigurement, blindness and other physical disabilities that rival those of any catastrophic injury situation.
When these injuries occur, it is often due to the negligence of another party. Fires and explosions at factories, in motor vehicle collisions or caused by defective products are some of the many consequences of negligence by employers, manufacturers and individuals.
Burns From Fires And Explosions | Grand Rapids Burn Accident Attorneys
At The Best Injury Law Firm, we help burn injury victims in West Michigan and beyond to get compensation from negligent parties for their medical bills, rehabilitation costs, disability, disfigurement and other damages. We also represent spouses and family members in getting compensation through wrongful death lawsuits when burn injuries lead to the death of a loved one.
Among the kinds of accidents for which we assist burn injury victims are:
- Car accident fires
- 18-wheeler collision explosions and fires
- Industrial fires and explosions
- Fumes, fires and explosions in high school or college chemistry labs
- Fires caused by defective electrical appliances
- Chemical burns from dangerous products
- Scalding burns caused by defective water heaters
- Propane tank explosions
- Gas explosions
Compensation Through Workers' Comp, SSDI And Litigation
If you were injured on the job, you may need our services only to ensure that your workers' compensation claim is being paid through your employer.
However, if your injury was not job-related or if it was at least partially caused by the negligence of a nonemployer third party, we may be able to seek separate compensation through a personal injury lawsuit or out-of-court settlement. These parties could be equipment manufacturers, premises owners or others who played a part in the creation, maintenance or operation of equipment or products that injured you.
Also, if your burn is preventing you from earning money in the long term, or permanently, we can assist you in applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to help pay your ongoing medical and living expenses.
In any case, it is always best to consult with an experienced attorney, like those at The Best Injury Law Firm, who understands Michigan and federal laws and procedures and can secure compensation for your burn injury.
Free Consultation | The Best Injury Law Firm | Kalamazoo Burn Injury Attorneys
For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with a Michigan burn injury lawyer, contact us online or by telephone today. We maintain offices in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Paw Paw.
Michael J. Willis J.D., C.P.A.
Shaun P. Willis J.D.
Frank D. Willis J.D.
Donald H. Smith
Mariko C. Willis
Samuel R. Gilbertson J.D.
Verelle Kirkwood J.D.
Kristyn Meylenberg J.D.