Each year in the United States, 1.1 million burn injuries require medical attention in the United States, according to the CDC. A burn can be caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight or radiation. Most commonly, burns are caused by hot liquids, steam, and fires. Burn injuries are extremely painful and can take months or years to heal. Our team of burn injury lawyers will help you navigate the intricacies of your personal injury claim.
If you have been involved in a burn injury, you may experience swelling, blistering, and scarring. Burn injury victims can experience infections because the protective barrier of skin has been damaged. Doctors categorize burns into three groups: first degree, second degree, and third degree. Third degree burns are the most severe, where the deepest layer of skin and tissue has been damaged or destroyed. If you have been burned, it is important that you seek medical attention to care for your injury.
After the burn has healed, victims can experience scarring or deformation, which can require further medical attention to correct. Burn victims are not only left with physical damage, but often psychological damage as well. Your burn injury attorney will consider all of these aspects when advocating for you.
While anyone can be a victim of a burn injury, children are the most at risk. As with other child injuries, children need a parent or legal guardian to advocate on their behalf.
How can a burn injury lawyer help you?
If you have experienced a burn injury and believe it was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may need the help of a burn injury attorney to help you with your potential claim. A lawyer will help you gather the facts around the accident and advocate for you and get you the compensation you deserve. Compensation can cover your medical expenses, time out of work, and any impact the injury will have on your ability to work in the future. Our attorneys operate on a contingency fee, which means that they do not get paid unless they win money for you.