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Burn Injury Lawyers in Manhattan

When you or a loved one suffer from burn injuries, you could experience lifelong difficulties. If those burns occurred because of another person’s actions, you can seek compensation to help you cope with medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost income.

At Shulman & Hill, we know how a burn injury can affect every aspect of your life. Our burn injury lawyers in Manhattan aim to ease the burden by providing high-quality legal representation for your burn injury case. Contact our office today at 866.932.5558 to learn how to claim compensation for your losses.

Losses You Could Recover Through a Burn Injury Case in Manhattan

You may require hospitalization or intensive treatment in a burn unit following a burn injury accident. Burn injuries may heal slowly, with lasting, lifelong effects. Shulman & Hill’s dedicated Manhattan burn injury attorneys can pursue appropriate compensation for your losses, which may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost current and future income
  • Medical expenses for current and future burn treatments

Damages differ for every case, depending on your injuries’ extent, severity, and cause. Our compassionate personal injury lawyers offer focused legal representation tailored to your needs.

Choosing the Right Lawyer for Your Manhattan Burn Injury Case

When you hire one of our attorneys to represent your Manhattan burn injury case, you benefit from working with a team who handles a wide range of Manhattan personal injury cases. At Shulman & Hill, we have experience with injury claims in Manhattan and throughout New York.

With Shulman & Hill, you’ll have a team that cares about your well-being. We know how to negotiate with stubborn insurance companies. Our team leverages extensive knowledge and resources to provide personalized attention from your initial consultation through negotiations and trials.

Our Case Results

Our dedicated burn injury attorneys in Manhattan aggressively pursue the compensation our clients deserve, no matter how complicated the case. Over the years, we have built a reputation of success, winning more than $300 million in settlements for our New York clients. Let our team bring the same attention and focus to your burn injury case.

How We Can Manage Your Manhattan Burn Injury Case

Shulman & Hill actively pursues justice and fair compensation from the parties responsible for severe burn injuries. We understand that your focus is on recovering your health.

Rather than fielding insurance agents and pushy attorneys, you can rest easy knowing that Shulman & Hill can handle the legal footwork. Our dedicated burn injury lawyers in Manhattan can:

  • Respond to calls, emails, and letters about your burn injuries
  • Gather medical records, hospital bills, and other critical documents
  • Obtain witness statements and expert testimony to support your case
  • Negotiate with insurance representatives to obtain a fair settlement
  • File a lawsuit against the responsible party and their insurance carrier

Deadline To File a Manhattan Burn Injury Lawsuit

The New York statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is usually three years, according to CPLR § 214. However, this deadline may differ depending on your case. This time can pass quickly when you are in the hospital and recovering from severe burns.

To ensure you meet critical legal deadlines, contact the attorneys at Shulman & Hill as soon as possible following your accident. While you work on recovering from your burn injuries, we can start building your case and file your lawsuit within the appropriate time frame.

Types of Manhattan Burn Injury Cases We Handle

Burns can occur anywhere victims may be exposed to hot surfaces, hot substances, harsh chemicals, or electrical currents.

Types of burn injury cases we handle include:

Car Accidents

Cars run on flammable fuel and contain a variety of potentially dangerous chemicals. In a motor vehicle accident, you risk exposure to flames, hot surfaces, and harsh chemical substances. Our team can help you file a car accident case for burns and injuries you suffered due to another driver’s careless or reckless actions.

Workplace Injuries

You could file a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim if you suffer chemical, electrical, or thermal burns at work. Shulman & Hill maintains a dedicated workers’ compensation practice to handle work-related burn injuries. If workers’ compensation does not apply, we can help you pursue a personal injury lawsuit for your workplace injuries.

Premises Liability

Property owners, business owners, and property managers are responsible for maintaining a safe property for licensees, invitees, and even certain trespassers. When they allow a dangerous condition to exist and fail to warn about it, they can be liable for the resulting injuries, including burns.

Our team can help you determine who was responsible for your burns so that you can seek compensation from the liable party.

Wrongful Death

If you lost a loved one to burn injuries caused by someone’s reckless or careless behavior, we could help you during this difficult time. Our compassionate wrongful death lawyers can help you pursue justice and compensable damages, including burial and funeral expenses, medical bills, lost income, and your loved one’s conscious pain and suffering.

No matter the cause, you can rely on the legal team at Shulman & Hill to provide sound legal advice and support from your initial consultation to the settlement of your case.

Burn Injuries Can Create Lasting Challenges

Although some first-degree burns can heal quickly without lasting damage, more severe burns can have long-lasting consequences. Potential long-term complications may include:

  • Infection and sepsis
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of mobility and reduced flexibility

In the short term, severe burns can also cause the victim to suffer shock, hypothermia, or dehydration. Left untreated, severe burns can even be deadly.

The pain and suffering caused by burn injuries can be intense and traumatic. While you recover, you shouldn’t have to spend time and energy arguing with insurance companies. Shulman & Hill’s burn injury lawyers can help you handle the legal aspects of your case, so you can focus on getting better.

Types of Burns and Their Effects

According to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, burns fall under specific degrees based on severity. They include the following:

  • First-degree burns affect only the top layer of skin. They may exhibit redness and minor blistering but tend to heal within one week.
  • Second-degree burns affect the first and second skin layers. The damage can require skin grafts.
  • Third-degree burns cause complete damage to all skin layers and underlying tissues in the affected area. They typically require a skin graft and may need additional treatment or therapy.
  • Fourth-degree burns affect the fat layer below the skin.
  • Fifth-degree burns damage the underlying muscle.
  • Sixth-degree burns damage the bone.

The deeper the burn injury, the more likely you will need surgical intervention, including skin grafts, tissue removal, and even amputation. These procedures can be expensive and time-consuming, and recovery can take years. In some cases, your burn injuries may result in disability or impairment that prevents you from working or engaging in everyday activities.

You should not have to face these challenges alone, especially if your injuries were due to someone else’s carelessness. Shulman & Hill’s Manhattan burn injury attorneys are here to help you navigate the legal process, so you can pursue the compensation you deserve.

Protecting Your Legal Rights After a Burn Injury in Manhattan

While recovering, you may feel at the mercy of insurance companies. However, you can take the following steps to protect your right to fair compensation:

Follow All Your Doctor’s Instructions

Burn injuries can take time to heal. Although you may be impatient with extensive medical treatment and therapy, your health and legal case benefit from following the doctor’s orders. If you miss appointments or fail to complete your treatment plan, the insurance company could use this as an excuse to reduce your settlement.

Hire an Attorney Right Away

After a burn injury, whether on the job, at a business, or in a car accident, you may hear from the liable parties or their insurance companies. It may feel overwhelming to handle a legal case while you undergo the long, painful recovery process.

Our team can help you handle stubborn and pushy insurance representatives. We can also help you prepare an official statement that protects your legal right to fair compensation.

Avoid Admitting Fault

Insurance companies sometimes try to reduce their client’s liability by shifting some or all of the blame to the victim. To protect yourself from these tactics:

  • Avoid saying anything that implies you were at fault for your burn injuries.
  • Do not discuss your current or past medical conditions.
  • Ask your Manhattan burn injury lawyer before you answer questions.

Do Not Post on Social Media

Since social media is considered public, posts on social media could compromise your case. Avoid posting about your burn injury until the case is resolved.

In general, you should speak with your attorney before you disclose anything to the insurance company or on a public forum.

Contact Shulman & Hill for a Free Case Review With a Manhattan Burn Injury Lawyer

If you or someone you love experienced severe burn injuries because of another’s carelessness, you could file an injury claim. Contact Shulman & Hill’s dedicated burn injury attorneys in Manhattan by calling 866.932.5558 to discuss your case. One of our team members can provide a free comprehensive review of the available evidence and discuss your next legal steps.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation


Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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"I went to the Internet to find a lawyer to assist me to navigate worker’s compensation process. Shulman & Hill was my first choice  and I have no regrets. I was impressed with the prompt response to my case. I must comment on the office environment and office staff being  friendly, professional and prompt. A big thanks to the lawyers that represented me at the hearings and Valeria who helped to lessen my anxiety are dealing with legal issues. I have no hesitation in recommending this law firm to anyone that requires legal services."

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Grace B.

"Had a very positive experience working with Shulman & Hill in the worker’s compensation case. Everyone is very professional and competent. Received the maximum possible settlement in court. I am sincerely grateful to my lawyers and personally Alex Shulman for the work done. I wish you further success and prosperity."

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Chelsea W.

"Wonderful service quality by the group of professional advocates in the law firm of Shulman & Hill! I did not expect that I will find a proper solution regarding my worker’s compensation. However, it has been possible by the experts and they have made the task easier over the period. Thanks to them for their help."

Corey A.

"I would definitely like to thank Mr. Alex Shulman and his entire staff at Shulman and Hill for their exceptional work in helping me with my Worker’s Compensation case. Their entire staff was courteous and professional from start to finish and all work was done in a timely fashion. I was previously with a different law firm who were not as informative, and they made me feel like I was a mere money to them. I personally recommend the law offices of Shulman & Hill for any injury/ worker’s compensation case you may have. They strive to get you a maximum reward for your injury, while maintaining the utmost courtesy and professionalism."

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