Burn Injury

Top Rated Los Angeles Burn Injury Lawyers

We have lots of experience fighting on behalf of burn injury victims. At John W. Stenson, we have won compensation for burn injury victims adding up to several million dollars.

Do you have a question about how we can help you? You may want to schedule a free consultation; regardless, feel free to get in touch with us today.

If you or someone in your family has suffered a burn injury caused by an accident, then a qualified burn injury attorney like us should help you. At John W. Stenson, we have a very good idea of the dollar amount for your losses. While money can’t undo the damage, it will give you the financial stability to deal emotionally and medically with the issue.

Catastrophic injuries caused by negligence shouldn’t be overlooked call John W. Stenson to find out more.

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Why Choose John W. Stenson Burn Injury Attorney To Help You?

Over the years, John W. Stenson has grown to become one of the most trusted burn injury law firms in Los Angeles. We have expanded to include several highly experienced attorneys that work with clients every step of the way across all types of burn injury cases.

  • Our team focuses mainly on personal injury and accident-related cases, including burn injuries. The firm’s experience is ideally suited to handle just about every case that comes our way.
  • John W. Stenson has helped burn injury victim(s)seek rightful compensation in the vast majority of cases and continues to do.
  • We accept burn injury clients across Los Angeles and work on a contingency basis. This means we only charge you when you win, i.e., receive compensation for your pain and suffering.

How Can A Los Angeles Burn Injury Lawyer Help You?

It is essential to keep in mind that all burn injury victims are not automatically eligible for compensation in California. California law requires that the victim, i.e., burn victim, prove that they are victims before receiving a settlement. The burden to prove negligence by another party led to the injuries is easier said than done in other words burn injury claims can be highly technical. Contact us today if you reasonably believe that another party is responsible for your injuries or that the accident was preventable.

At John W. Stenson, our lawyers will be happy you walk you through the process of a potential lawsuit. We will walk you through what it will take to bring a claim for damages in the city.


What Leads To Most Burn Injuries?

In the majority of instances, burn injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence or choice of omission. Thus the negligent party is liable to pay compensation to the victim to settle the burn injury case.

The most common causes of burn injury accidents are house fires, scalds, workplace accidents and motor vehicle accidents. However, chemical burns are not entirely uncommon.

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House Fires

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states that most house fires are caused by electrical short circuits, cooking, smoking, burning candles, and heaters. These products can be defective, meaning there may be a basis for a product liability case in instances of severe burn injuries.

In the case of faulty electrical wiring, it could be the landlord that’s held liable. If maintaining the cooking and heating appliances is on the landlord, they may also be held liable. Landlords could also be liable if they don’t provide the required smoke detectors per the Los Angeles Municipal Code.

Common causes of death in house fires are burning (burn injuries) and smoke inhalation, which can destroy lung tissues.


Scald injuries are yet another common type of burn injury. However, unlike other types of burn injuries, children, in particular, are highly vulnerable. Steam and hot liquids, including boiling water, can often lead to third-degree burns with one wrong mistake. If delivered at a hundred degrees, tap water can also be hazardous for children. That’s why tap water should be set at a lower temperature to prevent scalding. Sometimes your landlord could be liable for setting the thermostat for the tap water too high.

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Serious Burn Injuries Caused By Vehicle Accidents

In 2018 vehicle accidents have been responsible for over 1500 injuries and 560 fatalities based on data from the NFPA. The leading cause was mechanical malfunctions, electrical issues, and older vehicles making up three-fourths of all highway vehicle fires. Another reason was vehicle collisions which led to fatal fires. However, collisions with large trucks have a much higher average fatality rate. Regardless, this could be the basis for a personal injury claim.

In the event of a car accident, it is the at-fault driver that’s liable. However, if you are the driver who is partially at fault, it is possible to collect compensation from the party, which is proportional to their share of the fault. The compensation will usually be given by the insurance company to either or both parties. If a mechanical or electrical failure caused the accident, then the manufacturer of the defective product will pay compensation.

Workplace Accidents

Occupational hazards made up 18896 state-wide workplace accidents in 2019. Even though we’re seeing progress, which is highly encouraging, it is still widespread to see burn accidents on job sites. Electrical burns, thermal burns, and others are still fairly common. That’s why businesses need to have workers’ compensation.

If you have been injured on the job, the compensation will most likely be given by the company’s insurance policy (worker’s compensation policy). Injuries by defective equipment lead to product liability claims against the equipment makers.

If you seek workers’ compensation, you will be entitled to the following:

  • Supplemental job displacement benefits
  • Medical bills
  • Death benefits
  • Permanently disability compensation

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We Get Results in Burn Injury Lawsuits

We have lots of experience fighting on behalf of burn injury victims. At John W. Stenson, we have won compensation for burn injury victims adding up to several million dollars.

Do you have a question about how we can help you? You may want to schedule a free consultation; regardless, feel free to get in touch with us today.

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