4 Elements to Prove Negligence in a Burn Injury Lawsuit

by | Last updated on Sep 7, 2023 | Published on Mar 20, 2023 | Medical Record Review

Burn injuries may occur at work, at home, restaurants or anywhere. Those suffering a burn injury due to another’s negligence, can claim for compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Lawyers collect evidence to show that the defendant had a duty of care to the victim and the breach of the duty of care caused the injury. Professional medical review companies can assist burn injury lawyers in collecting crucial facts related to the claim, and analyze and organize the medical records to easily access the facts related to the case.

Accidents that cause burn injuries include car fires, electrical burns, chemical burns, electrical burns, and scalding. Some causes of burn injuries are – the failure of protective gear during a welding project, a workplace explosion caused by an electrical shortage, or a gas station explosion due to a leaking pipe or gasoline storage chamber. Depending on the depth and severity, burn injuries are categorized from first to fourth degree burns. Often, compensation is claimed for medical bills resulting from the injuries caused by the negligence, lost wages, pain and suffering as well as emotional distress.

4 Elements of Negligence in a Burn Injury Case

Burn Injury

Duty of Care

The defendant owed a duty of care

Breach of That Duty of Care

The defendant breached their duty of care

Proximate Cause

Negligence on the part of the defendant directly caused the injury


Plaintiff suffered damages due to the accident

Attorneys collect medical records to prove the defendant’s negligence. It also supports the fact that the plaintiff is not fabricating the injury and the injury is real. Dealing with voluminous medical records is a major challenge that personal injury lawyers face in such cases. Dedicated medical review services can help attorneys get the right information and prove the negligence of the other party.

MOS has extensive experience in providing comprehensive medical record analysis for personal injury attorneys.

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