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Burn Injury Lawyers on Staten Island

Our burn injury lawyers on Staten Island represent victims and their families in insurance claims and lawsuits. We believe victims should not have to pay for expenses and losses that arise from injuries they did not cause. If someone else’s carelessness or recklessness caused your burn injuries, we may be able to help you recover compensation to pay for your medical care and other costs.

Discuss your legal options with our Shulman & Hill team serving Staten Island for free today. We provide complimentary initial consultations for burn injury victims and their families. Our team will answer your questions and ensure you understand how we can help you get justice and recover compensation.

Our Staten Island Burn Injury Lawyers Help Clients Recover Fair Compensation

At Shulman & Hill, our attorneys understand how burn injuries occur and who is often legally responsible for them. We want to help victims hold the careless or reckless party accountable and get the financial compensation they deserve.

Each burn victim has unique injuries, treatments, and other expenses and losses. This means no two cases are the same. There is no way to determine an average payout or estimate how much a case might be worth based on other similar cases.

However, many victims suffer the same types of damages and losses. They include:

  • Emergency transportation from the scene, such as an ambulance or medevac
  • Medical bills and related care costs, current and future
  • Ongoing care and support expenses
  • Lost income while undergoing treatment and healing
  • Diminished earning capacity for lasting injuries

We also represent families who lost a loved one to burn injuries or related complications. These families may be able to file a wrongful death action and recover compensation. We will discuss your next steps with you today.

Identifying the At-Fault Party in a Staten Island Burn Injury Case

In many cases, fires, crashes, and other incidents that lead to serious burn injuries occur because of someone else’s careless or reckless actions. Burns commonly occur because of traffic accidents, fires, chemical exposure, electrocution, and scalds. The circumstances and case facts determine who is liable.

Our attorneys know how to determine the at-fault party. We understand how liability works and how to build a compelling case to recover compensation for our clients. Consider liability in the following circumstances:

Fires and Electrocutions

The property owner or occupier is often legally responsible when burns occur because of fires, hot surfaces, spills, and electrocutions. Many fire codes require some property owners to take steps to prevent fires, help guests and customers escape fires, and limit the risk of serious injuries. This could include:

  • Installing sprinkler systems
  • Installing smoke alarms
  • Clearly marking fire exits
  • Ensuring fire exits are unblocked and unlocked
  • Having fire extinguishers
  • Evaluating fire and electrocution hazards regularly
  • Ensuring property maintenance of their fire safety tools

Business owners also have liability when their workers act carelessly and cause injuries. This often applies in circumstances when an employee spills scalding liquid, causes a fire, or fails to safeguard others from electrocution hazards.

Workplace Injuries

Some workers are at an increased risk of burn injuries based on their job and related tasks. You likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits if you suffer an injury at work. Additional compensation might be available. While you cannot sue your employer or a coworker, third parties often cause workplace injuries. Our team can review your case to determine if you might have a viable third-party case.

Our firm handles both workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. This is a significant benefit to clients hurt at work. They do not have to hire two different lawyers and worry about cooperation and sharing evidence. Instead, our team handles both cases in one seamless effort.

Defective Product Injuries

Defective products can cause burns, fires, and electrocution injuries. This is most common with power tools, appliances, and products with certain types of batteries. However, it could occur with many types of products. The designer, manufacturer, or distributor of the defective product is the most likely liable party.

Traffic Accidents

Fires can occur after traffic accidents or commercial truck collisions, leaving victims with serious injuries. Our attorneys know how to show the severity of injuries and pursue damages in these cases. We regularly handle Staten Island traffic accident cases and hold the at-fault driver accountable.

Shulman & Hill Fights for the Best Interests of Staten Island Burn Injury Victims


Shulman & Hill has won more than $300 million for clients who suffered injuries because of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness. As New York’s premier personal injury law firm, we can handle even the most challenging cases. We will review your options and may handle the next steps regardless of the difficulty or complexity.

We are a contingency fee firm. We do not ask clients to pay any upfront payments. There are no retainers for burn injury victims. Instead, we get paid from the financial recovery we secure for the client. We do not get paid unless they do.

When it comes to burn injuries, we understand how difficult it can be to pay for the necessary care and out-of-pocket costs and sustain income losses simultaneously. Serious burn injuries require extensive treatment, often including intensive care or a long-term inpatient stay in a burn center.

Burn Treatment and Recovery Often Takes Months or Years

With significant burns, inpatient care in a burn center is just the beginning of ongoing treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery. Inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient care are common. Often, victims must heal for several months before they can undergo additional procedures to reduce significant scarring.

Even treatment in a specialized burn center is often insufficient to prevent all lasting injuries. Beyond scarring that affects appearance, burns can cause a limited range of motion, lost limbs, and other ongoing impairments. Many people cannot return to their previous careers or activities after serious burn injuries.

It is imperative to remember these ongoing and future care needs and limitations when considering the value of an insurance claim or lawsuit. Our attorneys know how to estimate and document future care costs to prevent you from paying these costs out of your pocket when the time comes.

Building a Case Against the Liable Party and Recovering Compensation

Building a Case Against the Liable Party and Recovering Compensation

When we identify a liable party, we generally have two ways to approach recovering compensation for our client. This includes negotiating a fair settlement with the at-fault party’s liability insurance carrier or taking the case to trial and asking the jury to award fair compensation.

While we approach each case based on its unique circumstances, we often file an insurance claim and civil suit concurrently. This allows us to prepare for trial while we continue negotiating with the insurer and seeking an out-of-court settlement. Few cases go to trial, but we want to ensure we can move forward with getting our client’s case on the docket as soon as possible if necessary.

We investigate what happened and gather evidence that supports our claim or lawsuit. The evidence in these cases could include:

  • The police accident report for a collision
  • Any official reports about a fire from firefighters or investigators
  • Photos or video of the incident
  • A fire or accident scene survey
  • Fire reconstruction
  • Physical evidence
  • Statements from eyewitnesses
  • Expert testimony about the victim’s prognosis and future care expenses
  • The victim’s related medical records
  • Documentation of damages, including medical bills, income documents, receipts, and more

We use the evidence in the case to show how the at-fault party caused the incident that led to our client’s burn injuries.

Discuss Your Next Steps With Our Staten Island Burn Injury Team

Shulman & Hill provides free case consultations for burn victims on Staten Island. Our team will assess your case, offer guidance and advice, and explain the steps our lawyer will take to help you recover the compensation you need to pay your medical bills and other expenses. We are here for you. You do not have to fight this fight on your own.

Call us at 866.932.5558 or contact us online to get started with your free case review today.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 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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"The treatment received by Shulman & Hill was extremely excellent. They treated me like I was part of their family and that gave me a lot of confidence in them. I would recommend them one hundred percent because they are very trained in your area. I congratulate you and ask God to fill you with blessings. Gracias for your support."

Ramon E.

"I would like to thank The Shulman & Hill Law Firm in Brooklyn for their outstanding representation on my worker’s compensation case. The monetary reward exceeded our expectations and Alex worked closely with me to meet and exceed my goals."

John S.

"To anyone in need of a worker’s compensation lawyer, I highly recommend Alex Shulman and his team. They went above and beyond to best accommodate me during my time of injury. All my questions and concerns were answered in a timely manner and with the utmost professionalism. In addition and most importantly they fought to make sure I was correctly compensated for my injuries at time of settlement and didn’t rush to get paid. I will be recommending their firm to anyone and everyone in need of their services."

Chaim L.

"I am both satisfied and relieved with the results this extremely professional and reliable firm did. They lead me through the entire process, they never gave me any issues. They handled everything on their own, and always put a great deal of effort to ensure my comfort and best interest. They were always reachable and answered all my questions, and gave me information even when I didn’t know what the right question to ask was.  They turned a grave dilemma into something very manageable and repairable. They are efficient and do not linger with any paperwork, I was truly amazed at the results and the short time it took. I highly recommend them to anyone, and will seek their counsel in the future."

Akila B.

"I really appreciate the service I received with Shulman & Hill.  They walked me through the process and kept me informed every step of the way.  They would call and leave a message and when I called back, I was connected with a person who knew exactly what my call was about.  I was very satisfied with my settlements. Thank You!"

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"Alex Shulman did a wonderful job walking me through all the process of my case…making sure I understood all the legality and severity of all my hearing. I highly recommend their firm to handle any and all worker’s compensation cases. They strive for your wellbeing health-wise as well as aiming for the financial max."

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"Schulman & Hill was my very first choice I chose for my WC case . I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. I would highly recommend them to friends. They are very professional and kept me informed during every step of this process. Should I ever need a WC attorney again, God forbid, Shulman & Hill it is, hands down . Thank you ."

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"I had a great experience with Shulman & Hill. They have a great team and were very understanding and helpful from day one. I felt like I was in good hands and the outcome on my case overreached my expectations! I highly recommend this firm. You can be rest assured that they will fight for you rights."

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"Shulman & Hill is the best firm out there. They help you understand....since walking into Shulman & Hill, they have guided me...to get a win. I am completely happy with my compensation. What brought me to Shulman & Hill was their expertise in workers compensation and personal injury cases. What I found value in was in their mission to provide compassionate service..."

Jason S.

"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."

Ita L.

"The best law firm in NYC! They explain everything to you and they are very generous and helpful. The lawyers are excellent and very respectful as also is the receptionist. I highly recommend the Shulman & Hill law firm."

Davis C.

"Excellent lawyers. Excellent service. I will recommend them as my first choice. They helped me with my case since day one. They know exactly how to work on a case and win it. They worked fast and were always in communication with me.  I won my case with a very high amount. Thanks to all the staff, I wish them my best. They will always be in my heart."

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."

Dmitry M.

"I am so glad that I chose Alex Shulman to represent me in my worker’s compensation case. I have definitely recommended him to some of my coworkers and friends who needed an Attorney. I am so happy with the service I got from him and his paralegals. Thank you very much to the entire staff at Shulman & Hill for everything!"

Ilya K.

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James M.

"I was very pleased with the work of this firm. They made sure I understood my case and I was never left out of the loop. They were professional and very friendly. I would recommend them to anyone looking for someone who is going to fight for you to the very end."

Jennifer D.

"Do not waste time looking for better. There is no better than Shulman & Hill. I am very happy I got introduced to them by my good friends. Definitely THE BEST there is."

Arian K.

"Shulman and Hill are the absolute best: JJ, Alex and Christine are powerhouse attorneys who get the best results for their clients. I feel like these guys took care of me like family. When you’re dealing with a worker’s compensation case, you’ll want a pit bull to represent you: Shulman & Hill is the firm you need."

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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