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Burn Injuries

Modesto Burn Injury Attorney

30+ Years Representing Work-Related Burn Injury Victims in the 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 (916) 884-6554 or submit an online contact form to get started.

What are the Different 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.

Why It's Important to Seek Compensation for Burn Injuries

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, medical expenses, and other damages. At Rancaño & Rancaño, APLC, our experienced burn injury lawyers are dedicated to helping victims seek the justice and compensation they deserve.

Our team understands the physical, emotional, and financial toll that burn injuries can have on individuals and their families. We are committed to providing compassionate and aggressive legal representation to ensure that our clients receive the maximum compensation available under the law.

Types of burn injuries include:

  • Thermal burns
  • Chemical burns
  • Electrical burns
  • Radiation burns

Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the complexities of burn injury cases and will work tirelessly to build a strong case on your behalf. We will investigate the circumstances surrounding your burn injury, gather evidence, consult with medical experts, and negotiate with insurance companies to secure a fair settlement or take your case to trial if necessary.

What to Do If You Suffered a Catastrophic Burn Injury in Modesto

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 (916) 884-6554 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories from Real Workers
  • “I would tell others if they're seeking legal professional help, that Rancaño & Rancaño helped me and that they can most likely help them in their situation.”

    - Jose
  • “There's many people that recommended me to go to Rancaño & Rancaño because they were in the same situation, and they helped them like they helped me in providing excellent service.”

    - Ancieto
  • “The office is always clean and welcoming. The receptionist is very professional and nice.”

    - Denise

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Millions Recovered for Injured Workers & Individuals
  • 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


Why Hire Rancaño & Rancaño, APLC?

When Your Benefits Matter, It Matters Who You Hire
  • 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.

  • Se Habla Español

    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.