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What Determines the Worth of a Burn Injury Claim?

If you get hurt due to another person being irresponsible, including a severe burn injury, you deserve to hold the liable individual accountable for their actions. However, treating and recovering from a burn injury can be costly, especially after considering medical bills, time taken off work, and other losses you might incur. Knowing what you can recover from a burn injury claim may help you decide whether to take legal action. After all, if you don’t get much out of the claims, pursuing legal action may not be worth it.

Determining the value of a burn injury claim is difficult, but not because it’s impossible to get a precise value for your losses. Sometimes, identifying all the qualifying damages and the values of non-economic damages can be difficult. Especially if you are trying to manage legal matters alone, you may have difficulty estimating the value of your claims. But when you work with an attorney from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP you have a much better opportunity to receive the total compensation you deserve and need to recover.

How Do You Know What a Burn Injury Claim Is Worth?

Determining the worth of a burn injury claim can be difficult, but it’s possible to estimate the overall value accurately. Especially when you work with a burn injury lawyer, finding the worth of your claims can be simple and meet your needs.

What Damages Qualify for Compensation?

Many damages may qualify for compensation in your burn injury claims, depending on your circumstances. Losses that qualify may include economic and non-economic damages of many types. The following damages are likely to qualify for compensation:

  • Attorney fees
  • Medical bills
  • Ambulance fees
  • Physical and occupational therapy costs
  • Mental health assistance
  • Future medical care
  • Loss of wages
  • Changes in wage-earning potential
  • Loss of consortium
  • Wrongful death
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Reduction in quality of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Additional losses may also qualify for compensation. The value of these damages is typically easy to calculate, as they use concrete numbers that are documented in some way. For example, you may receive total compensation for your medical bills and other damages. Don’t hesitate to contact the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP for assistance in maximizing the financial support you can receive.

What Is the Worth of Non-economic Damages?

Non-economic damages can also qualify for compensation, though not alone. However, in conjunction with economic losses, you may receive additional financial support if you suffer significant non-economic damages. Many states will use a multiplier to add value to the claim for the non-economic losses.

For instance, if the non-monetary impact of a case on someone’s life is drastic enough, a victim can receive ten times the value of economic losses in a case. In some cases, the multiplier will be more or less. Your attorney from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can help you calculate the value of your non-economic damages.

How Is Fault Calculated in a New York Burn Injury Claim?

In New York personal injury law, fault is delegated based on comparative negligence. In short, each party involved in an incident is given a percentage of responsibility for causing injuries. While you may have 0% responsibility in some cases, it’s still possible to carry liability in others.

Because of comparative negligence, holding any liability can result in reduced compensation you are entitled to receive. Someone who is 20% responsible for a burn injury can receive up to 80% of the value of their losses, for example.

Get Invaluable Representation and Support From a Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Burn Injury Lawyer

If you are involved in legal matters after a severe burn injury, you should know you don’t have to face the court system alone. By retaining support from the dedicated and talented Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, you are several steps closer to winning fair compensation and making a significant recovery. We can also help you significantly reduce your stress levels, and our clients trust us to bring them fantastic results during their times of need. If you want more legal information and content, subscribe to the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP YouTube Channel.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We work on a contingency fee basis and offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose when you work with our team. You can contact us by calling 516-358-6900 or completing the contact form on our website.

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