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    If you or a loved one is suffering from a serious burn injury, no one needs to tell you how traumatic and life-altering it can be. You already know how the pain and uncertainty can upend your life and put your family’s future at risk.

    Whether it’s a thermal burn from a workplace accident, a chemical burn from exposure to hazardous materials, or an electrical burn from faulty wiring in your apartment, the consequences can be severe. It can leave you with lasting physical impairments, ongoing medical needs, and reduced confidence.

    If you suffered a burn injury in Myrtle Beach due to another’s negligence, you don’t have to go it alone. Contact our qualified burn injury lawyers at Joye Law Firm. We can hold the other party responsible for your injuries and get you fair compensation to help with your recovery.

    Types of Burn Injury Cases We Handle

    If you are suffering from any of the following types of burns, we can help:

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    • Thermal Burns: Accounting for 86% of burns, these typically result from direct contact with hot surfaces, flames, steam, or hot liquids. They often occur in workplaces or public spaces due to inadequate safety measures or negligence.
    • Chemical Burns: These make up 3% and are caused by exposure to corrosive substances like acids or alkalis. These commonly occur in industrial settings, from unsafe cleaning processes, or improperly stored chemicals in the workplace.
    • Electrical Burns: Representing 4%, these result from direct contact with electrical sources or lightning strikes. This type of burn can occur in the workplace or due to faulty electrical installations during construction.

    Joye Law Firm Myrtle Beach Office Location

    2050 Corporate Centre Dr Suite 140,
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    (843) 285-6010


    Seeking Compensation for Burn Injury Damages

    When pursuing an injury claim, you can seek damages for all current and future losses. Our burn injury attorneys will work diligently to help you receive compensation for the following:

    • Past and future medical bills, including hospitalization, surgeries (such as debridement and skin grafts), rehabilitation, and ongoing treatment.
    • Physical pain and emotional distress caused by the burn injury, including loss of enjoyment of life and mental anguish.
    • Lost income or wages due to the inability to work.

    To help you receive compensation, we thoroughly investigate the accident and gather evidence to prove liability. This can include demonstrating that the defendant failed to maintain a safe environment or directly caused the unsafe condition leading to your burn injury. If you were hurt at work, we can help you file a workers’ compensation claim regardless of who was at fault.

    We will calculate your full damages through a thorough investigation. This includes reviewing medical records for treatment costs and consulting with medical professionals about future care needs. Your legal team will also evaluate employment documents to establish lost wages and diminished earning capacity. This ensures your settlement reflects the total impact of the burn on your health, career, and emotional well-being.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Burn Injuries

    Here are some of the most common questions and their answers:

    Q: What should I do immediately after a burn injury?
    A: Get medical attention to treat your injuries and document them. Hold onto all paperwork, such as medical records and bills, save the clothes you were wearing as well as any other objects involved in the accident as potential evidence. Next, talk to a lawyer to understand your rights and explore possible compensation.
    Q: Is it too late to make a legal claim?
    A: In South Carolina, the deadline to take legal action is typically three years from the date of the injury. However, starting the legal process quickly is crucial to keep all evidence intact, witnesses’ testimony fresh, and file your claim on time.
    Q: Can I still pursue a claim if I was partially at fault for my burn injury?
    A: Yes, South Carolina applies the principle of modified comparative negligence when determining damage awards in personal injury lawsuits. This means you can still receive compensation if you were partly at fault for your injuries. The amount awarded in a jury trial will be decreased based on your share of the blame. However, if you’re found to be more than 50% responsible, you won't be eligible to claim compensation. This principle does not apply to workers’ comp claims, where fault is not a factor in determining compensation.

    Why Hire a Myrtle Beach Burn Injury Lawyer?

    Hiring a skilled attorney can make all the difference when it comes to burn injury cases. According to insurance industry research, injured people who hire an attorney average 3.5 times more money than those who go it alone, even after the lawyer’s fee is deducted. Our team at Joye Law Firm has the knowledge, resources, and experience to manage complex burn injury cases effectively. We’ve won hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients hurt in accidents and we will put our experience to work for you.

    Contact a Myrtle Beach Burn Injury Attorney Today

    Call Joye Law Firm to file a claim

    Burn injury claims require tailored legal representation to ensure you receive the financial compensation you deserve. At Joye Law Firm, our attorneys can offer you customized legal guidance for your situation. Our team will assist you in taking the initial step toward claiming compensation and guide you through the entire process.

    Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We can discuss your case and help you understand your next legal steps. Our Grand Strand office is conveniently located near the Pelicans stadium in Myrtle Beach. If your injury prohibits you from traveling, we can come to you or meet virtually.