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I Have Extensive Experience Helping Burn Injury Victims

Gas explosions, electrical fires and spilled chemicals can result in very serious burns that cause permanent scars and disfigurement — if the accident victim even lives through the injury. When the negligence of others or dangerous conditions at work cause these damages, the injured person can seek financial compensation and benefits for his or her suffering. Having a personal injury attorney can help maximize the compensation a person receives.

I am attorney Wesley Malowitz, and I bring 25 years of experience to severe burn injury cases. In that time, I have developed a skilled approach to identifying the negligent party or parties, holding them at fault, and recovering the compensation my clients deserve — either through negotiations or in court. My commitment to clients and ability to put together strong and persuasive cases has led to several successful settlements and verdicts.

Have you or a loved one suffered severe burn injuries due to the negligence of another? Contact the The Malowitz Law Firm, LLC today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

First-, Second- And Third-Degree Burns

As an experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney, I can handle severe burn injury cases resulting from car accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents, as well as chemical spills and other accidents at work. I represent clients suffering from a full range of severe burn injuries:

  • First-degree burn: A first-degree burn is relatively minor and will usually heal on its own within a week. An accident victim may suffer first-degree burns in addition to more severe burn injuries.
  • Second-degree burn: A second-degree burn is characterized by blisters, reddened skin and severe pain and swelling. Medical attention is necessary depending on the severity of the injury and its location. These burns may cause noticeable changes in pigment if they are not treated correctly.
  • Third-degree burn: A third-degree burn is the most serious and is characterized by charred black or dry, white skin. People with third-degree burns suffer permanent damage to their skin, fat, muscle and bone tissue. Skin grafts may be necessary to heal the injured area. Severe scarring and disfigurement is common.

Contact A Lawyer For A Free Consultation

To discuss your case in a free consultation, contact my office online or call 203-517-0110. From my office in Stamford, I represent clients suffering from major injuries in Fairfield County and throughout Connecticut.

Verdicts & Settlements

36-year-old laborer for landscaping company fractured wrist when fellow employee hit him with truck. Claimant received in excess of $30,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for total disability and medical expenses and settled with automobile insurance company for fellow employee for $95,000.

1989 workers’ compensation claim settled for $125,000. Claimant originally sustained a low back injury when she slipped and fell at local grocery store resulting in low back surgery in 1989. Several years later, claimant exacerbated her low back injury. Claim was reopened and settled with carrier for $125,000 in 2006.

47-year-old deli clerk sustained low back injuries at work for local supermarket. Carrier originally denied claim on the grounds that the injury was pre-existing. After formal workers’ compensation hearing carrier accepted claim and paid all total disability benefits and medical expenses in excess of $100,000. Case then settled for an additional $100,000 after injured person received a permanent disability rating.

34-year-old male roofer sustained multiple injuries to his shoulder, neck, back and hip when he fell from roof during work. Claimant was provided workers’ compensation benefits in excess of $100,000 and settled remaining claims for an additional $55,000.

40-year-old male working for cleaning company sustained neck and low back injuries when he fell on defective staircase while cleaning local museum. Claimant recovered over $95,000 in workers’ compensation benefits and resolved claim against museum for $85,000.

26-year-old laborer sustained fractured foot when a cast iron pipe was dropped on his foot. Employer and workers’ compensation carrier denied claim on basis that injured worker was an independent contractor. After a series of informal and formal workers’ compensation hearings, carrier conceded that claimant was an employee and settled case for $85,000.

24-year-old waitress sustained back injury while working at Outback Steak House. Workers’ compensation insurance company initially denied the claim. After a series of informal hearings, carrier accepted claim paying medical expenses and total disability benefits. In addition to those benefits paid, claim settled for an additional $75,000.

Delivery truck driver sustained right wrist fracture in rear-end motor vehicle accident while in the course of his employment. Claimant recovered in excess of $40,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for medical expenses and total disability benefits. Claimant settled case against at-fault driver for $105,000.

22-year-old male working as stocking clerk at “big box” retailer sustained herniated disc in low back. Workers’ compensation carrier refused to accept the claim. After formal workers’ compensation, hearing commissioner ordered carrier to pay over $35,000 in past total disability benefits and pay for surgery and all related medical expenses. Case settled for an additional $35,000 for a total recovery in excess of $100,000.

Rear-end collision on entrance ramp to Merritt Parkway resulting in 49-year-old woman sustaining mid-back injury. Case settled at mediation after filing suit for $300,000.

28-year-old passenger sustained multiple herniated discs in automobile accident in New York state. New York no-fault carrier paid for extended period of disability from work and medical expenses, including expenses for surgery. Case settled against driver of vehicle for $300,000 policy limits shortly after filing suit.

54-year-old man sustains shoulder injury when hit from behind by uninsured motorist on New Jersey Turnpike. Case settled for $135,000 prior to trial.

CT Transit bus driver sustained torn meniscus in collision with another vehicle. Claims made against at-fault driver, workers’ compensation carrier and client’s underinsured motorist policy. All claims settle for a recovery in excess of $100,000.

68-year-old woman sustained neck and back injuries in rear-end collision and required extended course physical therapy, but was not a surgical candidate. Case settled for $100,000 prior to filing suit.

34-year-old woman sustained concussion and neck and back injuries in hit-and-run accident on a New York highway. Claimant settled uninsured motorist claim for her $100,000 policy limits.

80-year-old woman sustained right foot fracture when her foot was run over in a parking lot. Case settled for at-fault driver’s policy limit of $100,000 prior to filing suit.

38-year-old nanny sustained right femur fracture when she fell down defective stairs in home of her employer’s neighbor. All medical expenses and lost wages reimbursed and case settled for an additional $150,000.

Claim against landlord for defective staircase in multi-family rental house. Claimant sustained a right femur fracture. Case settled for $125,000 prior to filing suit.

$95,000 judgment obtained against bar and nightclub for assault by one of its patrons against another patron.

47-year-old woman sustained a broken left wrist when she fell from porch stairs at house she was renting. Case settled for $95,000 shortly before trial.

26-year-old male bitten on leg by German shepherd. Claim against dog owner settled for $65,000 plus payment of all medical expenses.