Burn injuries are among the most painful and permanently scarring injuries a person can sustain. They can occur for a wide variety of reasons, but when they occur because of the negligence of another, victims and their families may be able to recover. While burn injuries are most often associated with fires, people can sustain burns in other ways as well. The medical complications associated with burns can persist for years and result in medical expense, not to mention the psychological and emotional trauma associated with a serious injury. As a result, it is extremely important for burn injury victims to retain legal representation as soon as possible after an accident. The attorneys of the Dolman Law Group, are dedicated to helping burn victims recover for their injuries, and work hard to recover the highest possible settlement or award for each client we represent.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injures vary widely in severity, and can require little to no medical care to treatment in a specialized hospital unit. Burns are generally categorized into 3 degrees, depending upon severity. They are defined as follows:
- 1st Degree – These are the least serious burns. In a 1st degree burn, the outermost layer of skin is burned, but not all the way through. These burns involve skin redness, pain, and swelling. Generally, no medical attention is required for a 1st degree burn.
- 2nd Degree – In a 2nd degree burn, the epidermis has been burned through and the dermis (2nd layer of skin) has also been burned. Blisters generally develop and they are usually accompanied by significant pain and swelling.
- 3rd Degree – These are the most serious burns, and involve all the layers of skin. A person’s fat, muscle, and bone may be affected, and the burn can take on a charred or white appearance.
There are many different types of events that may result in burn injuries. Some of the more common include:
- Chemical spills
- Car accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Airbag deployments
- Cooking accidents
After a burn injury, it is important for victims to record as much information about the incident as possible. In addition, people with serious burns should be certain to seek appropriate medical attention as soon as possible.
Contact a Clearwater Burn Injury Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
People who sustain burn injuries may be entitled to significant compensation for any economic and noneconomic losses they may have sustained. The best way to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve after a burn injury is to consult with an experienced Clearwater personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The lawyers of the Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, are committed to helping people who have sustained burn injuries recover for their injuries. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (727) 451-6900.