Burns are an immensely painful injury and usually require long periods of recovery. According to the American Burn Association, over 486,000 individuals in the U.S. required medical treatment for their burn injuries in 2015 alone. This number is far too high. If you are among the thousands who were a victim of a painful burn injury, you may be entitled to compensation if another party was at fault in any way.
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Burn Injury Types & Categories
Burn injuries can result from a myriad of elements including, heat, the sun, chemicals, metals, fires, electricity, and radiation. The most common burn injuries result from hot liquids, flammable gasses, and building fires. Inhalation injury, caused by breathing smoke, is also a common injury and potentially a cause of death.
Burns are categorized into the following:
- First-Degree Burns – Damage only the outer layer of skin, like a sunburn.
- Second-Degree Burns – The most painful, damaging the outer layer and layer underneath
- Third-Degree Burns – Damage nerve endings and the deepest layers of tissue
Burns can be dangerous not only because of the immense disfigurement and pain inflicted on an individual, but also because it opens up the skin, the body’s initial protective layer of defense, to infection and disease. Treatment depends on the severity of the injury, but can range from regularly applying an antibiotic cream to requiring a skin graft.
Who Is Responsible for Burn Injuries?
Many burn injuries are the result of accidents in the home. However, even if you were injured in the home it may be due to a product defect or manufacturer error. Careless action by car companies can result in vehicle fires and severe injury. Companies and other public places may also be held responsible for your burn injuries if steps were not taken to ensure the safety of individuals.
You could permanently lose your right to file a claim by waiting too long. Call us today at 816-888-8888 for a free initial consultation!
Compensation Provided For Burn Injuries
Following a severe burn injury, the burn survivor and the survivor’s family must face a number of serious decisions best answered by an attorney experienced in burn issues. If you sustained a severe burn injury, you may be able to collect financial compensation for your damages, including medications, therapy, home health care, and other expenses. This also includes future medical costs.
Additionally, you can seek financial compensation for:
- Lost or missed wages
- Lost earning capacity (future lost wages)
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury
- Pain and suffering
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Emotional and mental suffering
With over $500 million collected in compensation*, you can be sure that our team has the legal wherewithal to aggressively represent you.
What Our Clients Are Saying
We are proud to establish long standing relationships with our clients and we pride ourselves on offering quality, personalized, confident representation to all of our clients.
Team did a great job resolving my injury case- Daniel G.
They were instrumental in saving my life.- Kathy
I’m a witness to how wonderful they are as a law firm.- Larry
Peterson & Associates, P.C. heard me and made sure I was not taken advantage of.- Lee
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They get the job done- Theresa
Choosing Our Team
Many people that have been injured in car accidents are unsure of where to start with a legal claim. Our team of highly trained lawyers can help to review the details of your crash and guide you through the process. Below, learn more about the attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C., their results, and contingency fees.