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Burn Injury

Our New Jersey Attorneys Represent Victims of Burn Injuries

Advocating for the rights of injured clients

A burn is one of the most painful and debilitating injuries a person can suffer. Even mild burns can result in excruciating discomfort. Serious burns over large areas of the body can damage internal organs and compromise the delicate systems that healthy skin so successfully protects.

Seigel Law has devoted more than 35 years to advocating for victims of catastrophic accidents. Our lawyers handle personal injury litigation for clients throughout Ridgewood, Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Garfield, Fort Lee, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Clifton.

Our team guides you through the difficult time following a house fire, electrocution, X-ray accident or other burn incident. We investigate your case to determine if you have a cause of action for premises liability, product defects or medical malpractice, and we pursue your claim aggressively.

Types of burns and fire injuries

Although the majority of the approximately 450,000 burns that occur each year are caused by fires, you may suffer burns from other accidents. The type of medical care you receive depends on whether your burn is caused by:

  • Heat (thermal)
  • Electricity
  • Radiation
  • Chemicals

In addition to a burn, fire can cause smoke inhalation injuries. In fact, approximately 70 percent of fire-related deaths actually result from inhalation of toxic fumes.

Burn classifications

Burns are classified according to the damage they cause to the victim’s tissues. The level of burn determines the extent of treatment required and the chances for recovering functionality. Patients with third- and fourth-degree burns, for example, may require extensive reconstructive and skin graft surgeries.

Despite receiving quality care, you may still suffer from permanent disabilities and lifelong pain or numbness. Your doctor will diagnose your burn as:

  • First degree — Considered a minor burn, a first-degree burn affects the epidermis and can cause redness and pain, but it typically heals with at-home first aid within days or weeks.
  • Second degree — A second-degree burn damages the epidermis and dermis. It often results in blisters and scarring.
  • Third degree — When the burn penetrates the outer skin layers and damages the fat beneath the dermis, it is classified as a third-degree burn. It can destroy nerves and cause numbness.
  • Fourth degree — The most severe burns are fourth-degree burns. Bones and muscles are damaged. Because of substantial nerve damage, many fourth-degree burns generate no pain.

Get the financial recovery you deserve and the medical care you need for your burn injury

Seigel Law exclusively practices personal injury — such as serious burn claims. Call us at 201.444.4000 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation at our Ridgewood-based firm. We can also schedule your appointment at your home or a hospital anywhere in Northern New Jersey if your injuries prevent you from coming to our office. Our firm works on contingency — meaning you pay us no lawyer fees unless you win.

  • $7,900,000

    Recovery on behalf of the 16-year-old girl injured by electrical malfunction

  • $8,000,000

    Jury verdict in a catastrophic injury case

  • $1,100,000

    Settlement for a fractured arm in Passaic County

  • $4,775,000

    Settlement for a woman in Bergen County injured in a trucking accident

Meet Our Attorneys

  • (95 Reviews)

    By Teresa R Perez - January, 2018

    I have had a great experience thus far. The personal injury process is stressful and they have been helpful and courteous in getting me the right referrals. I was injured while visiting NJ and live in another state, my case is not an easy one but they are working diligently to help. I appreciate the personalized attention and highly recommend this firm.

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    By Miriam Smith-Leone - December, 2017

    The law office was great with my back and neck injury. They directed me to the right doctors and got me a huge settlement. Being a single mom, it help pay off all my debt and bills. Me and my kids can have a bill free christmas, with plenty of food and happiness, stress free. They are the best ever and I would highly recommend them to anyone rich or poor, who has been in an accident and need legal help...

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    By L C - October, 2017

    After the misfortune of suffering an injury, I had the good fortune to choose Seigel Law to represent me. During my initial meeting with Jan Seigel, I found him to be extremely confident and reassuring---he totally put me at ease. I was represented by Mark Mc Bratney---an EXCELLENT attorney. He was supportive and professional through the entire process, and provided an excellent outcome for my case.

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    By Liliana Paredes - October, 2017

    Honest, trustworthy and very straight forward. In unvarnished truth Jonas Siegel will tell you exactly where you stand and what direction you should go. Jonas has tenacity coupled with a degree of tenderness, but never losing site of the end goal, which is to protect, defend and have the best outcome for his clients. I defenetly recoment this law firm. Thanks for helping me out in my case.

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    By Oren Goldshmidt - September, 2017

    I'd like to thank everyone at segal law for the amazing experience they provided me. From the moment I stepped in to the end of the case , segal and his team delivered exactly what they promised. I couldn't have received any better treatment from a law firm. Any concerns, questions or problems I had were addressed and dealt with accordingly...

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What we offer our clients


Personal injury and medical knowledge

Our knowledgeable team of personal injury lawyers includes a medical doctor who advises on complex medical topics


One-on-one attorney attention

By maintaining a limited number of cases, our attorneys can provide personalized attention to each client we serve


Results-oriented strategies

Our lawyers have won numerous high verdicts and settlements, many in the high six- and seven-figure range, for our injured clients


Trial experience

Every trial attorney in our firm is a certified trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court


Communication as a priority

We understand how important communication is to a successful attorney-client relationship, we return calls within 24 hours


Community involvement

Our lawyers and staff are active in community outreach and community service programs

  • "The lawyers at Seigel Law know how to get you the results you want. Jan Seigel and His team returned every one of my phone calls, listened to me and worked with me to a desirable outcome. Seigel Law definitely goes above and beyond to protect the injured." - B.M.

  • "After my car accident, my life turned into a disaster. Dealing with everything became impossible. Jan Seigel and his people helped me with every aspect of my injuries and the insurance companies so I could focus on healing. They helped me through everything and they got me what I was due." - M.P.

  • "I found the personnel to be very efficient, and work very quickly. I'm happy that I was referred to this firm, because I found that I was very comfortable working with them." - F.V.

  • "Amazing. I have to say they were very supportive and were able to give me tons of information. I didn't feel rushed and felt they truly cared about my well-being. Their website is also extremely helpful and well setup." - T.D.

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