Suffering a serious burn injury in Rock Hill can be devastating. At Walker Morgan, our nationally recognized team of burn injury attorneys can assist you with your case. We know that it can be difficult to think about filing a lawsuit when you are grappling with the physical and financial realities of your injury, but it is important to hold the responsible party liable. Since Walker Morgan is located in South Carolina, we can provide one-on-one attention to our clients throughout Rock Hill. We want to ensure that your case receives the utmost attention.
A Rock Hill burn injury lawyer can speak with you today about your options.
We Handle a Wide Variety of Burn Injury Cases in Rock Hill
At Walker Morgan, our experienced Rock Hill burn injury attorneys handle many types of burn injury claims, including but not limited to:
- Chemical burns;
- Gas burns;
- Thermal burns; and
- Electrical burns;
As WebMD explains, each of these burn types tends to have distinct causes. Chemical burns happen when a person comes into contact with a harmful chemical substance (which can be in liquid, solid, or even gas form). Thermal burns result from contact with heat, including open flames and scalding liquids. Electrical burns occur when someone comes into contact with an electrical source. These injuries can happen at home or at work, and they are a particular hazard for workers on construction sites.
Different Levels of Rock Hill Burn Injuries
Burn injuries in Rock Hill are classified according to their severity. According to a fact sheet from Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, burn injuries are classified as follows:
- First degree burn: this type of burn is also known as a “superficial burn injury.” It often looks like a sunburn, and it involves damage to the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis). First degree burns do not show an open wound, and they typically do not require medical treatment.
- Second degree burn: this type of burn is also known as a “partial thickness burn injury.” The kind of burn affects both the epidermis and a portion of the inner layer of the skin (the dermis). These burns are usually bright red, and they often blister. Second degree burns can look like an open wound. Some second degree burns require medical treatment. If the injury victim is especially young or old, or if the burn is very large, you should seek medical attention.
- Third degree burn: this is the most serious type of burn, and it is also known as a “full thickness burn injury.” When a person suffers a third degree burn, they experience damage to the epidermis, the dermis, and to the subcutaneous tissue. In other words, the full inner layer of the skin has sustained damage. These wounds can vary in appearance, and all of them require medical attention. Sometimes third degree burn victims require specialized treatment in a burn facility, and almost all third degree burns require surgery.
Contact a Burn Injury Attorney in Rock Hill
South Carolina law (SC Code Section 15-3-530) requires plaintiffs to file burn injury lawsuits within three years from the date of the injury. At Walker Morgan, we have been helping burn injury plaintiffs for years. A dedicated Rock Hill burn injury lawyer at our firm can answer your questions today if you have suffered a burn injury in South Carolina. Contact Walker Morgan to learn more.