A burn can be a serious injury. A burn’s severity is generally graded as first degree, second degree, or third degree, but there are cases where burns are graded as fourth, fifth, and even sixth degree. In severe cases, a burn can cause a victim to suffer severe, permanent disabilities. This can result in the victim’s death. If you are burned in a New York City accident, seek medical attention for the burn as soon as possible. If you witness another individual suffer a severe, incapacitating burn, call 911 to help him or her receive emergency medical care.
In many cases, burn injuries are completely preventable. When a victim is injured because of another party’s negligence, he or she has the right to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for all damages related to the injury, such as his or her medical bills, lost wages, and any intangible damages like the reduced capacity to perform his or her own household chores.
Types of Burn Injury
Different types of accident can result in various types of burn injury. Below are four types of burn case our team handles.
- Electrical burns. When a victim’s skin comes into contact with electrical current through a frayed wire or a faulty outlet, he or she can suffer severe internal burns;
- Chemical Burns. Contact with a highly acidic or alkaline substance can harm the tissue in the affected area, sometimes permanently. A chemical burn can be severe, sometimes resulting in complications like cardiac arrest;
- Radiation Burns. Radiation can be found in many of our environments. It comes from x-rays, microwaves, medical imaging devices, and even the sun. Sunburn is a common type of radiation burn; and
- Thermal Burns. Thermal burns, also known as heat burns, are burns that result from contact between the victim’s body and an extremely hot object or substance. This can include contact with a hot liquid, which results in a scald, contact with an open flame, or contact with a heated object or a flash of explosive energy.
How Our Firm Can Help you Seek Compensation for your Burn Injury Damages
Unlike more generalized personal injury firms, our team focuses primarily on burn injury cases. We have extensive knowledge of all aspects of a burn injury, from the impact of each type of burn and how this changes with a burn’s severity. Our team has experience pursuing compensation in a variety of case types, including burns from electronic cigarettes and burns from gas explosions.
Get Help from a Burn Injury Lawyer
If a New York City accident left you burned and facing financial damages, work with our team of experienced burn injury lawyers at Walker Morgan, LLC to file and pursue a personal injury claim. Contact us today to set up your free initial consultation. We are based in Lexington, South Carolina, but work with clients throughout the nation. Our firm is nationally recognized by Lawyers.com, Super Lawyers, 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.