A burn can have a severe, even permanent impact on your life. Although some burns cause only minor damage, others require extensive medical attention and can leave you disabled for life.
Often, burns are preventable. When a victim is injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, he or she has the right to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for the damages he or she experienced because of the injury. These damages may include medical expenses, lost wages and other lost compensation opportunities, and pain and suffering damages, which encompass all other damages that do not fit into the other two categories.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burns can result from many different types of accident. Below are the four types of burn injury that can result from another party’s negligence. Our firm has experience handling claims in each of these categories.
- Radiation Burns. Radiation from the sun, x-rays, medical imaging devices, and other objects can cause victims to suffer severe injuries like swelling of the skin and damage to capillaries, nerves, sweat glands, and other structures in the dermis;
- Electrical burns. Contact with electrical current, either through manmade products or lightning, can result in ulcers, nerve damage, and cardiac injuries through electrical burns;
- Chemical Burns. Chemical burns can occur when the victim’s skin comes into contact with highly acidic or alkaline compounds. This can result in damage to the tissue, reddening of the skin, and more severe complications like cardiac arrest and low blood pressure; and
- Thermal Burns. Contact with high temperatures can result in thermal burns. Hot liquids, solid objects, contact with flames, and contact with flashes from electricity or explosions can cause thermal burns, which can have symptoms like pain and reddening of the skin. In severe cases, a thermal burn can result in permanent nerve damage or damage to the bone or muscle.
How Our Firm Can Help you Seek Compensation for your Burn Injury Damages
Our team’s sole focus is on working with burn victims. Through our experience, we understand all aspects of a burn case, such as the short and long term effects of each type of burn, levels of burn severity, and how these and other factors present in a case factor into the victim’s prognosis. Our experience makes us better equipped than more generalized personal injury firms. to help burn victims seek compensation.
Enlist the Help of an Experienced Burn Injury Lawyer
Our team of experienced burn injury lawyers at Walker Morgan, LLC can help you make productive decisions about your personal injury claim. Contact us today to set up your free initial consultation in our office, during which we can look at your case in greater detail to determine how you should proceed. We are based in Lexington, South Carolina and work with clients throughout the nation. Our firm is nationally recognized by Super Lawyers, the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the American Bar Association, and many other statewide and national professional organizations.
Disclaimer: The information on this web site may include details regarding recent settlements and verdicts the law firm has obtained. This information should not be considered by you as a representation that the same results can be obtained in your case nor as a guarantee of a specific result for your case. Every case is different and must be evaluated on its own merit. Results vary depending on the specific facts of legal circumstances of each person’s case. Every case is unique. Any result Walker Morgan, LLC may achieve on behalf of a client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.