Modesto Burn Injury Lawyers
30+ Years Representing Injured Workers in California’s Central Valley
Burn injuries are some of the most distressing injuries an individual can sustain. The emotional and physical toll of a burn injury is daunting—not to mention the staggering hospital bills victims often face. Burns can require years of doctors’ visits, physical therapy, and counseling to overcome the trauma. In many cases, these types of devastating injuries occur on the job. In fact, research shows that work-related fires and explosions account for more than 5,000 burn injuries each year in the United States, with some studies indicating that work-related accidents could be responsible for anywhere from 10 to 45% of all burns.
If you suffered catastrophic burns while on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to assist with the cost of medical treatment, lost wages, and job retraining, if necessary. However, workers’ compensation does not cover non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. Our Modesto burn injury lawyers can help you determine whether you should seek workers’ comp benefits or if a third-party work injury or personal injury claim is the more ideal option for your unique situation.
Contact us today for a free initial consultation. Call (209) 255-6760 or submit an online contact form to get started.
Types of Burns
Burn injuries fall into three main categories. These include:
- First-Degree Burns: Typically considered to be the mildest of all burn injuries, first-degree burns affect only the top layer of skin, known as the epidermis. Victims may experience reddening of the skin and localized pain. First-degree burns, such as mild sunburns, can be effectively treated at home with over-the-counter ointments and other home remedies.
- Second-Degree Burns: Second-degree burns are somewhat more severe than first-degree burns and are usually considered moderate injuries. Second-degree burns affect both the upper layer of skin (epidermis) and the lower layer of skin (dermis). They often result in redness, blistering, and significant pain. Second-degree burns are more serious when they cover large areas of the body, certain areas such as the face or hands, or when someone with a weakened immune system is the victim, as they are more prone to infection.
- Third-Degree Burns: Considered the most serious type of burn by most medical professionals, third-degree burns require immediate emergency medical attention. Third-degree burns penetrate the epidermis and the dermis and, in some cases, may affect surrounding tissue and bone. Symptoms include charred (whitened or blackened) skin, numbness, swelling, blistering, and severe pain. Third-degree often require skin grafting and other intensive treatment.
Sometimes companies or individuals are responsible for burn injuries and can be held liable for the suffering they've caused.
What to Do If You Suffered a Catastrophic Burn Injury
If you've been injured, your well-being comes first. Your rights are next. At Rancaño & Rancaño, APLC, we have more than 30 years of experience successfully representing victims of burn accidents. See some of our recent case results here!
We will fight until the end in our efforts to help you receive full compensation for your losses. Our Modesto burn injury attorneys will even go to trial to take on major corporations and insurance companies if necessary. Let us take care of every detail so you can concentrate on the most important thing: your recovery.
Call our office at (209) 255-6760 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation.
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Workers' Compensation $2,264,827
Juan Perez Vasquez v. Sonoran Roofing, Inc., CIGA, services by Sedgwick CMS
Workers' Compensation $2,172,000
Sergio Cervantes v. Central Valley Painting, State Compensation Insurance Fund
Workers' Compensation $2,150,000
Julio Calderon v. South Placer Roofing Co., Inc., State Compensation Insurance Fund
Workers' Compensation $1,925,000
Armando Calderon v. A & A Cattle, Intercare Insurance Services
Construction Site Injury $1,750,000
Martinez v. Unger Construction
Obstetrical Negligence $1,500,000
Martinez v. County of Merced
Workers' Compensation $1,302,500
Damian Sanchez v. MG Simms Painting & Decorating, The Hartford
Workers' Compensation $1,300,000
Ociel Garcia v. Capital Builders, National Fire Union Insurance Company
Motor Vehicle Collision $1,300,000
Walls v. Svenhard
Workers' Compensation $1,250,000
Ramon Madriz-Mendoza v. Pacific International Steel, State Compensation Insurance Fund
On the Side of Workers
Our firm is exclusively dedicated to helping injured workers and individuals receive the justice they deserve.
Experienced Support Staff
Our firm is staffed by experienced legal professionals who have been helping us serve injured workers for many years.
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Our multi-lingual staff is proud to serve clients in both English and Spanish.
Experience on Your Side
Our firm has been serving injured clients throughout California's Central Valley for 30 years.
A Reputation for Excellence
We have received countless testimonials from happy clients since our law firm first opened its doors in 1989.
A Track Record of Success
Our firm has recovered millions of dollars for injured workers and individuals.