Have you suffered a Burn Injury? If so, we can help.
Approximately 486,000 people suffer burn injuries requiring medical treatment. Many burn injuries are caused by someone acting negligently and injuring another person. Typical burn causes include coming contact with fire flames, flash explosions, scalding contact with hot liquids or hot steam, hot grease contact, electrical burns, and chemical burns.
There are different classifications of burn injuries degree. First degree burns are the mildest, most superficial burn. These burns only damage the epidermis, which is your first layer of skin. Typically, these burns do not scare and will heal within three to five days. Second-degree burns or partial-thickness burns damage both the epidermis and the dermis, the second layer of skin. Second-degree burns are excruciating, and the injured area swells, presenting a red tint with blisters.
Skin will likely grow back unless infected or the burn injury gets worse. Third-degree burns or full-thickness burns damage the epidermis, dermis, and deeper tissues. The injured area appears charred and is often dull to touch. Third-degree injuries require skin grafting because the damaged layers of skin will not regrow. Fourth degree and deeper burns destroy the skin, tissue, fat, muscle, and sometimes bone.
If you have been suffered a Burn Injury, then consider the following:
A burn injury can both physically and psychologically damage you. Burn Injuries can be life-threatening events that wreak havoc on all parties involved with the victim. If someone caused these injuries or could be liable for the cause, then you may be entitled to compensation.
Sometimes a person’s negligence caused your burn injuries. Negligence often causes burn injuries on the job, where electricity, chemicals, heat sources, or radiation are common. Car accidents and house fires also commonly cause burn injuries.
Sadly, the lack of supervision often leads to children suffering from burn injuries. Many of these burn injuries could have been prevented if not for someone else’s negligent actions.
What type of damages can you claim in a Burn injury accident? It depends.
If you suffered a burn injury, you might be entitled to seek just compensation for your personal injuries. Personal injury damages include economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages compensate you for financial loss. This includes past and future medical expenses. Your hospital bills, doctor’s office visits, surgeries, physical therapy, prescription medication, and medical device equipment costs are all considered economic damages. Another crucial economic damage calculation is past and future income loss.
Your lost income from missed work is the difference between before and after accident income. If you can relate your personal injuries to a diminished capacity to work, then you can receive future income loss as damages. Of course, you will need an expert to determine this amount in coordination with medical expert testimony as to your future health concerns.
Non-economic damages compensate you for more individualized loss. These include pain and suffering, which consist of physical, mental, or emotional distress caused by your personal injuries. Another significant non-economic damage is something called loss of consortium, which compensates your spouse or family for the loss of your companionship and your services to the family.
Where do I start?
Start by calling our law office. We are uniquely qualified to represent you or your loved one if you have suffered a burn injury. Let us help you expertly navigate the complex issues of a burn injury case. Call us today.