Burn Injuries

Serious burn injury litigation requires knowledge and experience.

Burn injury lawyer John Beatty achieved the highest burn injury settlement in New York State for 2020


John has Helped Recover over $50 Million Dollars Just for Burn Injury Victims.

Few lawyers in New York have John’s proven experience and success with burn injury lawsuits and litigation. John is recognized and sought after as a preeminent burn injury lawyer by other lawyers. Before you hire a burn injury lawyer, ask them about their knowledge and experience successfully handling catastrophic burn injury cases.

John has investigated, litigated and settled before trial some of the largest burn injury cases in New York State, including his recent recovery of the largest New York burn settlement of 2020 without the need for a lawsuit.

Burn injuries can be the most painful and debilitating injuries. Burn injuries result in extreme pain and suffering, can require hospitalizations and multiple surgeries, and present a high risk for infection or sepsis. It can also be catastrophic for the families of seriously burned victims. Over the years John has raced to clients at Cornell’s Burn Unit and Harlem Hospital to immediately help guide them to a successful outcome after a burn injury.

Let John meet you at your convenience, COVID Safe, at the hospital, your home or his office. Let John help your family when you have been burned.

The American Burn Association estimated that almost half a million people receive medical treatment for burns each year and almost 3,300 people die each year due to burn injuries. The CDC estimates that more than 300 children ages 0-19 are treated in emergency departments each year for burn injuries. Some of these injuries can be horrific and have lifelong ramifications.

Types of Burns

The three classifications of burns include the following

  • First Degree Burn – Only the top layer of skin is burned and has some redness or mild inflammation.
  • Second Degree Burn – Damage beyond the top layer of skin which causes extreme redness, swelling and blistered skin which could ooze. This could result in a longer-healing injury and increase the risk of infection.
  • Third Degree Burn – This is the most severe type of burn which damages through multiple layers of skin and can affect tissue such as muscles, organs, and bones. Charring of the skin can occur which can be black or white. Nerve damage is common and blood vessel damage is usually permanent. Third degree burns to the limbs may result in amputations. Third degree burns have a massive risk of infection and can result in the wrongful death.

John has a proven track-record handling multiple burn injury cases and has helped recover tens of millions of dollars for burn victims. John regularly speaks to FDNY Fire Fighters and other burn victims about burn injury lawsuits and how to protect themselves and their rights.

John is a renowned burn injury investigator and attorney. He is a proud member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Protection Research Foundation. John is knowledgeable about NFPA 921, which sets the bar for scientific-based investigation and analysis of fire and explosion incidents. Referenced in the field, in training, and in court, it is the foremost guide for rendering accurate opinions as to incident origin, cause, responsibility, and prevention. It is intended for use by both public sector employees who are responsible for fire investigation and private sector professionals who conduct investigations for litigation purposes, like John Beatty, burn injury attorney.



John is also a proud member and supporter of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors and recommends the Phoenix Society as a wonderful resource to his burn injury clients to help them recover inside and out.

John is sought after by other New York attorneys for his vast experience litigating catastrophic burn injuries in children and adults, including matters involving:

  • Burns caused by scalding bath water from defective boilers
  • Burns caused by fires
  • Burns caused by classroom science experiments/explosions
  • Boat fires
  • Explosions
  • Hotel shower scalding
  • Burns Caused by scalding water because of negligent plumbers
  • Burns caused by hair salons during braiding sessions
  • Burns caused by defective products such as steam inhalers, clear flame candles, and ignitable alcohol
  • Burns Cause by negligent bartenders and flaming alcohol drinks
  • Burns caused by chemicals and caustic paint

If you or a loved one have been seriously burned or if a loved one was wrongfully killed due to burn injuries, contact John Beatty right away for the help you deserve with your case by dialing (917) 797-9520. John will meet with you right away to discuss your facts, collect evidence and help protect your rights.

Get a proven, experienced New York City Burn Injury Lawyer on Your Side Now!

There is no risk in consulting burn injury attorney John Beatty and BEATTY LAW, PLLC today. If you or a loved one were seriously injured due to hot water, fire or explosion, Contact John for a FREE consultation immediately by calling John at (212) 540-4111 or by contacting me here to schedule John to help guide you.

John’s knowledge and experience in burn injuries matters. Results matter.