Did you know that approximately 1.1 million people in America require medical attention for a burn injury every year? According to a fact sheet from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 50,000 burn injury victims need to be hospitalized, and 20,000 of those individuals have suffered burns so severe that at least 25 percent of their total body surface has been affected. Burn injuries can also be fatal. To be clear, the CDC reports that about 4,500 people sustain fatal burn injuries on an annual basis, and many of these are preventable.
For residents of Greenville who have suffered serious burn injuries, it is extremely important to discuss your case with an experienced Greenville burn injury lawyer. At Walker Morgan, our team is nationally recognized for the results we get for burn injury victims across the country. While we serve clients throughout the U.S., we are based in South Carolina. As such, we can provide intimate, personalized representation for each and every client we see in Greenville. We know how devastating a serious burn injury can be, and we are here to help.
Types of Greenville Burn Injury Cases We Handle
At Walker Morgan, we regularly assist clients with many different types of burn injuries, including but not limited to the following:
- Thermal; and
These types of burn injuries occur in many different ways. A fact sheet from WebMD provides detailed information about numerous kinds of burns, and we would like to discuss each of these in greater detail with you.
Chemical Burns in Greenville
How do chemical burns occur? Typically, these happen when a person comes into contact with a dangerous chemical, either in a household or an industrial setting, which is often the case with factory/plant burns. These dangerous chemicals can exist in many different forms, including liquid, solid, and gas. Employers have a duty to provide workers with protection from chemical burns, and it is important to seek advice from a burn injury attorney if your employer may have been negligent and you were burned on the job. Depending upon the type of gas, gas burns can also result from exposure to chemicals.
Thermal Burns in Greenville
Thermal burns are caused by heat. They can happen when someone is injured in a house fire by coming directly into contact with fire or through steam and smoke inhalation. Hot objects and hot liquids, such as those boiling on a stovetop, can also cause thermal burns. According to WebMD, thermal burns are “the most common burns to children and older adults.” In some cases, gas burns occur when a person is exposed to a heat source.
Electrical Burns in Greenville
A person typically sustains an electrical burn when she or he comes into contact with a source of electricity or through lighting. Electrical burns happen much too often, but are preventable, at many different types of workplaces in South Carolina.
Seek Advice from a Greenville, SC Burn Injury Lawyer
At Walker Morgan, we are dedicated burn injury attorneys who are committed to providing experienced representation to South Carolina residents. A South Carolina burn injury attorney at our firm can speak with you about your case. Contact Walker Morgan today to learn more about our services.