Wilmington Burn Injury Lawyers


Pella Windows Class Action Case

$25.7 Million

We have recovered a $25.7 million settlement on behalf of our client on a Pella windows class action case.

Chinese Drywall Settlement Case

$24 Million

We have recovered $24 million on the largest individual Chinese drywall settlement case.

Marriott Vacation Club Class Action

$13.3 Million

We have recovered a $13.3 million settlement for Deceptive Trade Practices at Marriott Vacation Club.

We Represent Clients in Burn Injury Cases Anywhere in North Carolina

Burn injuries are often traumatic. Not only is there severe pain accompanying these types of injuries, but burns can also lead to permanent scarring. If scars mark visible parts of the body – such as the face, neck, or arms – the burn victim is left dealing with embarrassment, annoyance, and lifelong suffering. When those burns are due to the negligence of another person, the victim may be eligible for compensation.

Our lawyers at Rhine Law Firm, P.C., seek the maximum amount of compensation for the medical expenses, long-term care, and emotional damages our clients have endured. We handle burn injury claims arising from:

  • Industrial accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Explosions
  • Electrical fires/electrocution
  • House fires or beach fires
  • Gas can explosions
  • Car fires caused by collisions

Types of Burns

There are three main types of burns.

  • Thermal burns, which are the result of a body part coming into direct contact with flames. In personal injury claims, these are most commonly seen after a motor vehicle accident.
  • Chemical burns are most commonly associated with workplace accidents, mainly in manufacturing, mechanical, electrical, janitorial, and construction industries. Other chemical burns may be the result of a product, such as household cleaners.
  • Electrical burns are also mostly seen in the workplace; for example, when an electrical worker comes into direct contact with power lines. However, like chemical burns, electrical burns can also occur from coming into contact with a defective household product.

Burns are given a category that indicates their severity. The categories are:

  • First-degree burns: The mildest; only involve minor pain and some redness of the skin.
  • Second-degree burns: These burns cause blisters and destroy the top layer of the skin.
  • Third-degree burns: These go deeper into the skin and may destroy multiple layers of the skin, including the dermis and epidermis, which will cause scarring.
  • Fourth-degree burns: The most serious, these burns completely destroy the skin and also damage the muscle or bone underneath.

Compensation for Workplace Accident Burns

The only time an accident victim cannot file a personal injury claim for burn injuries is when he or she has been injured at work. Workplace accidents are covered by workers’ compensation, which prevents employees from filing lawsuits against their employers.

If an employer was extremely negligent and an employee suffered burns as a result, the employee may be able to sue the employer directly under a Woodson claim. But these claims are very hard to prove and compensation is rarely granted.

However, third-party claims can be filed against another person or company (not your own employer) if you were burned at work as a result of someone else’s negligence. For example, a property owner that fails to maintain the premises you are working on, or a non-employer supervisor who causes you to receive a burn injury through negligence or error, or even a manufacturer, if your defective equipment causes the burn. Determining who is potentially liable for your workplace burn can be complicated and depends on the situation, so speak to an attorney right away.

Obtaining the Compensation You Deserve

No one should have to live with the pain and embarrassment that accompany burn injuries and scarring. If you’ve been burned as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact Rhine Law Firm, P.C., at . There may be compensation that can help you, and we know how to get it.

Additional Information

Our Promise to You

  • National Practice with a Local Presence

  • Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Won

  • Over 30 Years of Experience

  • Experienced, Thorough & Dedicated Attorneys

  • Spanish-Speaking Services Available

  • Evening & Weekend Appointments Available Upon Request

Statute of Limitations in Personal Injuries Claims

North Carolina maintains a three-year statute of limitations for bringing actions of personal injury. For wrongful death, the statute of limitations is two years; time begins on the date of death.

“Joel Rhine and his staff did everything possible to help us in a very dark period of our lives.”

“I couldn’t have asked for a better firm to handle my injury claim. If you do not have confidence with your attorney, you need to contact Rhine Law Firm immediately.”

“Rhine Law Firm went out of their way to make sure that my mother-in-law obtains everything she is entitled to in an injury case.”

“It was a long, arduous process and we cannot thank Joel and the rest of the team at Rhine Law Firm enough.”

“Joel will make sure you are well taken care of. He will fight for you and what you deserve and go to all measures to make sure you get it.”

Rhine Law Firm, P.C. Handles Accident Claims

We invite you to contact us at (910) 772-9960 to discuss your case in a free initial consultation with one of our experienced catastrophic injury lawyers. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments also available. We offer Spanish interpretation and translation services.

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