A burn does more than just singe the skin. It can penetrate the skin to reach and destroy deep levels of flesh, even charring bone. In many cases, burns are completely preventable. When this is the case, the victim may be able to seek compensation for his or her damages related to the burn through a personal injury claim.
A burn injury can cause a victim to face far more than medical bills. It can keep the victim out of work for a prolonged period of time, possibly keeping him or her from working in the same capacity or even at all for the rest of his or her working years. It can also leave a psychological impact on the victim which can have a negative impact on other areas of his or her life, overall reducing his or her quality of life. If you have been burned in a Seattle accident, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim.
Different Types of Burn Injuries
Burns can occur in a variety of settings, such as the home or the workplace. Each type of burn is linked to specific hazards. For example, an explosion from a gas grill can cause thermal burns. Below are four types of burn case our team handles.
- Chemical Burns. Contact with a highly acidic or alkaline substance can harm tissue cells, causing pain, redness, and more severe burn symptoms like dead skin and cardiac arrest;
- Radiation Burns. Radiation from x-rays and radio waves can cause burns. Dangerous radiation can come from the sun as well – this is what causes sunburns;
- Thermal Burns. Thermal burns are burns that occur because of contact with high temperatures. When the heat is in liquid form, the burn is known as a scald. Heat from explosions causes flash burns, contact with a heated object causes a contact burn, and contact with a flame causes a flame burn; and
- Electrical Burns. Contact with a damaged electrical wire, an outlet, or a malfunctioning electrical object can result in an electrical burn. These burns tend to occur internally and do not always leave visible signs of injury.
How Our Firm Can Help you Seek Compensation for your Burn Injury Damages
Our team focuses primarily on burn injury cases. With this specific focus, we have extensive knowledge of burn injuries including how they occur, how they are treated, and prognoses for each type of burn and how this changes with a burn’s severity. Our team can conduct a more thorough investigation of your claim and develop a stronger body of evidence to support it than a more generalized personal injury law firm.
Work with an Experienced Burn Injury Lawyer Today
If you are currently facing significant financial damages because of a burn injury you suffered because of another party’s negligence in Seattle, consider working with a member of our team of experienced burn injury lawyers at Walker Morgan, LLC. Contact our firm today to set up your free initial consultation with us. Our team is nationally recognized by the American Association for Justice Leaders Forum, the American Bar Association, the American Judicature Society, 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