If you are the victim of another person’s negligence or the unfortunate victim of a defective product, you may be able to find some solace in the financial compensation that you are likely entitled to. As a law firm that practices in burn injuries only, we know just how devastating a burn can be, and that no amount of money will ever make things alright. However, serious burn wounds deserve serious compensation, which will ensure that you are not financially crippled on top of the physical and psychological harm that you were put through. Call one of our lawyers today to find out more.
How Severe is Your Burn?
We have all suffered minor to moderate burns throughout our lives. Whether you were burned by sitting out in the sun too long or by grasping a hot mug of tea too quickly, the pain can linger for minutes or days. Serious burns, those that cover a large percent of the body, affect the face or groin, or are very deep, such as third and fourth degree burns, are on an entirely different level of pain and medical complexity. The financial compensation that you can receive depends on the severity of your burn and the insurance policy or personal property of the negligent party. Our attorneys are adept at assessing the “value” of burn injuries, and will ensure that you are compensated with the maximum amount possible. Burn injuries range from first degree, which burns only the outer layers of skin, to second, third and all the way to fourth degree, which burns muscle and even bone.
Thermal Burns are the Most Common
Chances are, the vast majority of burns you have had are caused by a thermal burn. Thermal burns occur when you touch or come into contact with a hot object, such as fire or scalding water. Additionally, thermal burns can cause damage to the airways if you inhale a hot vapor or gas.
A chemical burn is caused by coming into contact with an acidic or basic chemical, including the ingestion or inhalation of such substance. Children and employees who work in construction, process plants, or factories are most affected by chemical burns.
Radiation burns are caused by types of radiation such as X-rays and aggressive cancer treatment. No one really knows how many people suffer from radiation burns each year because these cases are drastically under reported, according to a recent study.
If you suffered from an electrical burn, which is another type of thermal burn actually, you may also have damaged muscle, nerve, tendon, or organs, including your heart. Electrical burns and electrical injuries are very serious, and require extensive medical treatment and often therapy into the future.
Contact the Burn Injury Lawyers at Walker Morgan LLC Now
The cost of burn treatment can be astronomical, especially considering the fact that half of all burn victims are treated in specialized burn centers, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Have you suffered a burn injury in Washington DC? Don’t hesitate to call Walker Morgan law today for assistance in recovering the financial damages that were caused to you. We are a nationally recognized law firm that focuses solely on burn injuries.
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