Burn injuries can result in open wounds, blisters, scarring, and other problems that can be more severe. There aren’t a lot of injuries that can compare to the pain and damage that a burn can inflict. Minor burns can usually be treated with first aid supplies and over the counter medication. But burns don’t always go away without problems, as nerve damage, range of motion impairments, intense long-lasting pain, mobility loss, and even disfigurement can happen as a result of serious burns.
Residents that have received burn injuries due to no fault of their own have the option to take legal recourse and fight for their rights. The East Lake-Orient Park burn injury lawyers at Winters & Yonker are here to help. You should know what’s in store for your loved ones or yourself after someone causes a burn injury. Contact our offices for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.
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Burn Injury Types
Burns are quite common in America and other places, with many of them being caused by accidents that occur while cooking, while on the job, and during regular appliance usage. Car accident victims can also suffer burns.
There are four sources that can cause burns:
Thermal burns when skin interacts with hot surfaces or fire. When working in places where hot surfaces are common, or when cooking, these burns usually occur. Thermal burns can also be caused by explosions.
Chemicals that are toxic or corrosive can cause internal and external skin burns. Harmful fumes can come from chemical burns, which can lead to respiratory problems.
Burns can also be caused by discharges of high voltage electricity. Cardiac issues and nerve damage can also follow as a result of the discharges.
Severe burns and cancers can happen as a result of radiation exposure. One form of radiation burns, sunburns, are a common occurrence.
Severity of Burns
First aid supplies and over the counter medicines can be used to treat minor burns, but medical attention is needed right away for larger and more severe burns. Permanent burn damage may be left if certain conditions are met.
A degree scale exists for burns, which classifies the burns based on severity. The scale lists the burns in the following level of severity:
The weakest of the burns, these are simply mild and are treatable through over the counter means. The outer layers of the skin are affected, and medical treatment may be needed if over 10% of the surface of the body is burned.
More severe than first degree burns, second-degree burns go beyond the outer layer, and medical attention is needed immediately to treat them.
All skin layers are damaged with these burns, and tissue and nerves under the layers are also damaged. Charred or white tissue is often left as a result.
All skin layers and tissue underneath them, such as bone, muscles, tendons, and ligaments are damaged with fourth-degree burns. IMMEDIATE medical attention is required and more often than not, surgical techniques like skin grafts are needed to repair the body.
Intense pain can be felt with any kind of burn, and scars may be left behind. Infections may occur as a result of severe burns, lots of scarring may occur, mobility may be limited, and the range of motion of affected body parts may be impaired. Pain may persist for a long time when skin near the burn area is stretched.
Compensation for a Burn Injury
If you suffered a burn injury because of someone’s negligence, a personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation for losses. When you use a product that has a defect of some kind and it results in a burn, a product liability claim can be filed against the maker of the product. If you were burned on someone else’s property as a result of something unsafe, you can also recover losses by filing a premises liability claim. You should talk to an attorney that has a solid reputation after you’ve taken care of all medical problems related to the burn, as they will be able to help with your situation.
Your chances of receiving compensation can go up when you use a good burn injury attorney. Coverage for treatments that will occur in the future, along with medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering can all be compensated.
Get Victory Using Our East Lake-Orient Park Burn Injury Lawyers
Have you or someone you loved suffered a burn injury due to another’s negligence? The attorneys at Winters & Yonker will work with residents of East Lake-Orient Park to make sure that they have the best representation. Our team of lawyers has over 50 years of combined experience. You can receive a free evaluation of your case when you reach out to us either online or by calling