West Virginia Compensation for Burn Injuries Lawyer


Burn injury victims commonly require extensive and ongoing skin grafting procedures. Skin grafting is the process of replacing damaged burn tissue with healthy tissue; healthy skin tissue is taken from other parts of the burn victim’s body. For example, damaged arm skin tissue may be replaced with healthy tissue from the victim’s leg. Skin grafts may serve two purposes:

  • Functional skin grafts – replacing tissue to restore normal bodily function
  • Cosmetic skin grafts – for cosmetic enhancement such as facial disfigurement

Skin grafts are extremely painful. Multiple skin grafts are often required in burn victims. Skin grafting is an extremely costly procedure that often requires long term hospitalization. Some burn victims require a lifetime of skin graft procedures. Children often require repeated skin graft procedures because of their continual growth.

Compensation for Burn Injuries

In addition to expensive medical treatment, burn victims endure severe physical and emotional pain. If your burn injury was caused by another person’s negligence, you may seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. Typically, compensation is sought for:

  • Medical expenses – includes hospitalization, treatment, therapy, medication
  • Lost income – starting from the time of the accident and projected until recovery
  • Pain and suffering – burn victims usually experience incomprehensible pain and suffering
  • Other compensation

If you were injured in a burn accident, it is essential to obtain qualified and aggressive legal representation from highly experienced and successful personal injury attorneys. Tiano O’Dell is recognized as West Virginia Super Lawyers and Top 100 Trial Lawyers, distinctions that have been earned for dedicated and exceptional client service. They have recovered significant sums for thousands of clients in Charleston and throughout West Virginia. In most cases, settlements are agreed upon and a trial is not necessary. However, when the insurance company does not agree to a fair and generous settlement, we will not hesitate to take the case to court for a trial before a jury; juries tend to be most sympathetic to burn victims.

Free Case Review with a West Virginia Burn Injuries Compensation Attorney; No Fees Unless We Win Your Case

It is essential to obtain legal representation from an experienced personal injury attorney. Tiano O’Dell offers a free consultation that will give you the opportunity to ask questions relevant to your case. We accept personal injury lawsuits on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no fees unless we win your case. We are compassionate and caring attorneys. We feel that the responsible party should be held accountable for their harmful actions. To schedule your complimentary case review, call Tiano O’Dell at 304-706-6700.

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