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BURN INJURIES

Burn injuries can be some of the most painful and devastating injuries a person can suffer. Our law firm has extensive experience in representing clients who have suffered burn injuries due to someone else's negligence. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

We are dedicated to resolving your case through aggressive settlement negotiations or going to court on your behalf. 

Our mission is to provide compassionate and diligent representation to those who have suffered harm through the negligence or wrongdoing of others. We strive to help our clients seek justice and obtain fair compensation for their injuries, losses, and hardships.

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What are the different types of burn injuries?

A burn injury usually results from an energy transfer to the body. Many types of burns are caused by thermal, radiation, chemical, or electrical contact. There are four different degrees of burns.

First-Degree Burn

A first-degree burn is the most superficial type of burn. They only affect the outer layer of the skin, causing redness and mild pain. Think of a mild sunburn. They usually heal within a week.

Third-Degree Burn

A third-degree burn is a severe burn that damages the deepest layers of skin and the tissues beneath. The skin might appear white or charred. These burns require professional medical care and often leave behind significant scars.

Second-Degree Burn

A second-degree burn goes deeper and affects both the outer and underlying skin. They can cause blisters and swelling and can be very painful. Healing might take weeks, and there's a risk of scarring.

Fourth-Degree Burn

A fourth-degree burn goes even deeper, damaging muscles, tendons, and sometimes bones. Immediate medical attention is vital, and long-term complications are common.

What are the types of potential complications?

Beyond the immediate pain and trauma, burn injuries can lead to:

Infections

Burned skin is susceptible to infections since the skin's protective barrier is compromised.

Emotional trama

Being a burn victim can lead to post-traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety.

Scaring

Deep burns often result in scars that can limit mobility, especially if they are near joints.

Chronic pain

Some burn victims experience ongoing pain even after the burn has healed.

What are the treatment options for burn injuries?

Burn treatment options vary depending on the severity of the burn.

First-degree minor burn treatment

Because first-degree burns aren't as severe as higher-degree burns, the American Academy of Dermatology Association recommends treating them at home:

  1. Cool the burn. Immediately immerse the burn in cool tap water or apply cold, wet compresses. Do this for about 10 minutes or until the pain subsides.

  2. Apply petroleum jelly two to three times daily. Do not apply ointments, toothpaste, or butter to the burn, as these may cause an infection. Do not apply topical antibiotics.

  3. Cover the burn with a nonstick, sterile bandage. If blisters form, let them heal on their own while keeping the area covered. Do not pop the blisters.

  4. Consider taking over-the-counter pain medication. Acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help relieve the pain and reduce inflammation.

  5. Protect the area from the sun. Once the burn heals, protect the area from the sun by seeking shade, wearing protective clothing or applying a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. This will help minimize scarring, as the redness from a burn sometimes persists for weeks, especially in those with darker skin tones.

First-degree burns usually heal on their own without treatment from a doctor. However, if your first-degree burn is very large, if the victim is an infant or elderly person, or if you think your burn is more severe, go to an emergency room immediately.

What are the legal rights of burn victims?

You might be entitled to compensation if your burn injury was due to someone else's negligence. This can cover medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, including:

  • Faulty products, including appliances   

  • Landlords neglecting safety issues

  • Car accidents where another driver's recklessness led to a fire or explosion

Strongin attorneys fight for people suffering from burn injuries!

You might be entitled to compensation if your burn injury was due to someone else's negligence. This can cover medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, including:

  • Faulty products, including appliances   

  • Landlords neglecting safety issues

  • Car accidents where another driver's recklessness led to a fire or explosion

Strongin burn injury attorneys stand up for you

A consumer should never suffer from burns caused by fire, scalding liquids, chemicals, electricity, and even sunlight. If any of these situations apply to you, contact the experienced STRONGIN, LLP burn injury attorneys today.

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