Failure to Supervise Children Burn Accident

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as a New York Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer of America, and His Elite Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Children Who Have Suffered Burns Resulting from Negligent Supervision in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Syracuse, New York; Albany, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.

firework burnIt is never easy for parents to entrust the care of their children to others. Nevertheless, most modern families feature working or single parents, which can render outside help with child supervision unavoidable. Regardless of the circumstances, all children deserve to be cared for in a safe and injury-free setting. Daycare centers, schools, and babysitters must work to establish safe atmospheres for children under their supervision. Under New York State law, daycare staff and teachers are obligated to act in such a manner as to assume the responsibilities of the parents. When supervisors fail to take appropriate levels of care, even the slightest lapse of attentiveness can result in injuries.

Failure to properly supervise children can take many forms. Unfortunately, parents sometimes place their trust in the wrong hands. Severe burn injuries are commonly a product of carelessness, neglect, or even abuse. Negligent supervision of children, especially when it results in burns, is completely unacceptable. The lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can sympathize with your apprehensions regarding your child’s safety and well-being. If your child was burned as a result of someone’s negligent supervision, you want the best Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyer to handle your child’s claim.

Every day Jed Dietrich, Esq., distinguished Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and his top rated team of Western New York child burn injury attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. strive to provide the highest level of personal injury service to children suffering from burns caused by failure to adequately supervise them. Our battle-tested team will take prompt action to systematically investigate your child’s accident, ascertain liability, and file a claim to preserve your rights.

We are determined and dedicated to diligently fight for the best possible result for your child’s injuries and all other damages. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to resolve personal injury claims. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s outstanding team is here to help you through this difficult time. We will treat you and your child with the utmost respect and compassion. Contact our highly qualified law firm today at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

Common Types Of Child Burn Injuries

No two burn injuries are the same. If your child has any burn injury symptoms, it is vital to seek immediate medical treatment for them. Without adequate supervision policies and procedures, children often suffer from the following burns:

1. Chemical Burns: These types of burns can be caused by battery fluid, bleach, and other cleaners.

2. Thermal Burns: When the skin comes in contact with something hot such as beverages, open flames, boiling water, irons, heaters, stoves, or any other heated objects or surfaces.

3. Radiation Burns: During summer months, the sun’s rays can be exceptionally strong and cause severe sunburns if children do not apply sunscreen. Smaller children are often too young to realize that they should wear sunscreen or seek shade.

4. Electrical Burns: These types of burns can occur when children come into contact with exposed electrical cords or place their fingers or tongues into electrical outlets.



How Bad Is Your Child’s Burn?

Burns are typically classified by three different levels called degrees. The treating doctor will categorize your child’s burn, depending on the severity, as one of the following:

firework burn 1. First-Degree Burn: This is the mildest type of burn. Since only the top layer of skin is affected, symptoms include pain and redness.

2. Second-Degree Burn: Second-degree burns may cause the skin to split. This type of burn affects the top layer of skin and some of the layers underneath. Symptoms include swelling, redness, blistering, and pain.

3. Third-Degree Burn: These are the most severe burns. Third-degree burns can greatly affect the nerves, skin, and even the bone underneath. The skin may appear to be brown or charred.

Your child’s treatment options greatly depend on the severity, degree, location, and size of their burn. Young children with severe burns may require antibiotics, pain medication, hospitalization, skin grafts, or even reconstructive surgeries. Regretfully, even with adequate treatment, burns can cause infections, permanent scarring, disfigurement, and even death.

If your child displays any symptoms of a burn injury, then you should take them to the emergency room immediately. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran team possesses the knowledge and skill necessary to diligently investigate your child’s burn injury and make certain that they are in a position to obtain the highest possible recovery.

Proving A Failure To Supervise Burn Injury Claim

Most cases of negligent supervision take place when a caregiver fails to take all reasonable precautions to safely supervise children for whom they are responsible. Caregivers may include babysitters, nannies, teachers, after-school instructors, coaches, and any other individuals who had a legal duty of care for the child. Caregivers failing to watch children carefully enough to prevent them from being burned, schools failing to employ ample staff to supervise, not properly training caregivers, or failing to ensure a safe environment that is free of hazards may all be held liable for your child’s burn injuries.

Child burn victims may be entitled to monetary compensation for their injuries. The parents or legal guardians of a minor can pursue a personal injury lawsuit on the child’s behalf to recover damages. This may include compensation for permanent disfigurement, pain and suffering, accident-related medical expenses, life-long disabilities, and missed time from school or work. If failure to supervise your child led to them getting burned, the caregiver might be found liable for negligent supervision if the below criteria are met:

  1. The caregiver had a legal obligation to look after your child;
  2. The caregiver failed to supervise your child in a reasonable manner;
  3. Their failure to supervise directly resulted in the burn injury to your child; and
  4. Your child’s burn caused actual damages.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. has been handling serious personal injury cases since 1999 and possesses both the experience and verified results to ensure that your child receives the highest possible compensation for their injuries. Do not allow irresponsible or negligent supervisors to get away with hindering your child’s future. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. at least $1,000,000.00 or more 44 times to compensate his clients for their injuries. Our seasoned team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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