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Burn Injury Lawyers in Albany & Syracuse, NY


An estimated 450,000 burn injuries occur each year in the U.S. that require medical treatment, including 40,000 that involve hospitalization, according to the American Burn Association. In many of these cases, the victims’ burn injuries resulted from the negligent or reckless conduct of another.

At Powers & Santola, LLP, we understand how a serious burn injury can drastically alter the life of a victim and his or her family. Since 1987, our law firm has been committed to doing all we can to help burn injury victims in Albany, Syracuse and New York State to recover and move on in their lives.

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury due to another’s wrongful conduct, we invite you to contact our firm for a review of your case. We  believe it’s important for you to have a full understanding of your legal rights and the options that may be available to you for seeking just compensation.

Why Do Burn Injuries Occur?

Burns can be caused by contact with thermal, electrical, radiant and chemical sources. These injuries commonly result from:

When reviewing your case, an attorney from Powers & Santola, LLP, can look to police accident reports, fire department investigation results, work accident reports, medical records and other sources to determine the cause of your burn injury and whether someone should be held responsible for your losses. It will also be important for our firm to conduct an independent investigation and consult with our highly qualified fire and burn injury experts.

What Are the Consequences of Burn Injuries?

Burn injuries can lead to painful, permanent and potentially fatal injuries. The burn may damage skin tissue, muscle, ligaments, tendons and nerves. In some instances, the burn may cause damage to the lungs and other organs. Complications such as arrhythmia, infections and organ failure may arise.

Additionally, a burn injury victim may be left with scarring or disfigurement. An extremity may need to be amputated in order to save the victim’s life. Victims may also bear emotional scars from the experience.

Any claim for damages resulting from a burn injury should take into consideration all related costs and losses, including:

If the burn injury causes a victim’s death, eligible family members may be able to seek just compensation through a wrongful death claim.

Contact a Burn Injury Lawyer Serving New York State

If you or your loved one has have suffered a serious burn injury through another’s negligence or other wrongful activity, an experienced lawyer from Powers & Santola, LLP, would like to help you. We can review your case and explain your options under New York workers’ compensation, labor, personal injury and wrongful death laws. Contact us today to discuss your case. We represent victims of burns and other personal injury accidents throughout the state of New York.

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