Burn Injury Causes and Lawsuits
There are many kinds of serious injuries that a person may face. Some of these may take place while driving an automobile, some may take place at the workplace or at a work site. Regardless where the injury occurs or what the circumstances, our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys will be here for you every step of the way. One particularly serious set of injuries is burns. These can result in major tissue damage and permanent disfigurement. Let's look at this legal matter right now so you understand what is at stake.
About Burn Injuries
Burn injuries refer to any sort of injury that occurs as a result of burns. There are various degrees of burns, and exposure to numerous things that can result in burns. Our New York City personal injury attorneys will fight for you so that you receive just compensation for serious burn injuries.
Burn Degrees and What They Mean
The higher the degree, the more severe the burn. There are three degrees of burn injuries:
- First-degree burns: First-degree burns are burns that only affect the epidermis. This is the topmost layer of the skin.
- Second-degree burns: Second-degree burns are burns that affect the epidermis and the dermis, the latter being the second layer of the skin.
- Third-degree burns: Third-degree burns are burns that affect the tissues beneath the dermis, such as muscle, fat, and bone.
No matter what degree of burn injury you experience, be sure to get in touch with our Brooklyn construction accident attorneys if the burn was caused by the negligence of another person or party.
Common Causes of Burns
Some of the most common causes of burns include:
- Fire and flames
- Hot surfaces
- Hot liquids
- Steam and smoke
These can all be the result of on-the-job actions, other sorts of accidents (e.g., car accidents in which vehicles catch on fire), defective products, assaults, and so on.
Medical Care After a Burn Injury
Generally, only minor medical attention is required after sustaining a first-degree burn. Second-degree burns require a visit to a burn treatment center and skin grafts. Third-degree burns will often require treatment at a burn center, extensive skin grafts and other tissue grafts, and physical rehabilitation.
This can all cost a great deal of money, especially in the case of severe or extensive second-degree and third-degree burns. Some burns are so severe that the victim of the burn injury passes away. In such cases, a wrongful death suit is brought against the responsible party rather than a personal injury suit.
We Will Fight for You
We understand just how serious burn injuries can be to the victim. We also understand just how difficult it can be to cope with a major injury or deal with the tragic loss of a loved on. What our team of lawyers offers is peace of mind and strong counsel. We will be able to provide you with good legal advice, and we will fight tenaciously for you so that you receive just compensation for your injury or loss. Legal matters can be complicated, so be sure that you do not go it alone. We are here for you.
Contact Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys
If you would like more information about your legal rights, be sure to contact our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers today. Our legal team will listen to you and help you receive just compensation for all of your injuries and losses. We are here for you and your loved ones so that you can achieve justice and peace of mind.