I reached for the coffee, and the mc donalds clerk had not put the top on properly and it spilled on my hand and caused burns,. Only first degree. i could not find an attorney to take the case because it wasn't a 2nd degree burn. The insurance company has asked how much in compensation im looking to receive. I am not sure of what I am entitled to. I went to the doctor several times. Took of work for the visits and paid for the visits and medication.I have pictures of the burns. It has since healed. How much am I entitled to?
Generally, you are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, as well as any related expenses (e.g., mileage for traveling to & from doctors' visits), and lost wages. Then, you are also entitled to pain & suffering. But, remember that every case is different and there really isn't a formula.
You are certainly entitled to compensation for any loss of wages you have endured due to this accident. As long as you have firm documentation of this, you should be successful in your case. You will need to show the actual degree of loss however. You will need to present each medical bill and statements from your employer showing how many days, hours, and pay you missed from work. The attending physician will also need to provide to you all of his records, although doctors are unlikely to be supportive of litigation. Regardless, this all may just very well cost you far more than it is worth. Attorney fees factored in you may be left with 0. Best of Luck.
Your potential claim will be very much complicated and scrutinized by the fact that so many have seen the movie. I would expect that the food-seller will be all over that issue. And the court as well, if your claim gets that far. If there is evidence to be found that you have seen the movie, this will be an exceedingly steep and difficult battle.
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