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.
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The damages are quite small so I would not expect a big payoff. If you have made a concerted effort to find a lawyer and cannot, you can try to resolve it on your own to get your medical expenses reimbursed and as much as you can for pain and suffering. Good luck.
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.
It sounds like the McDonald's employee is negligent and you would entitled to compensation. How much depends on severity of injury.
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Fortunately, you were not injured too badly. Add up the doctors visits and the amount paid as well as medication, time off from work at your hourly rate , and add an amount that is fair for the suffering you endured. Good luck.
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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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A first degree burn usually doesn't require all the drama and care you describe. It appears you have overdramatized this event to make a bigger claim. You probably won't go very far with that.
You are entitled to reimbursement of your medical expenses, as well as the loss to you of your time off of work. In addition, pain and suffering to the extent the trier of fact determines that that is worth--typically 3-5 times the amount of your monetary loss.
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