Burn Injuries Lawyer
With over one million reported cases of burn injuries across the United States every year, individuals experience minor, first degree burns to serious third degree burns. While a number of scenarios can lead to burn injuries, special attention must be granted to cases where burns are suffered due to the irresponsible or intentional behavior of another. As bodily harm injury attorneys in North Charleston, Wern Lawyers want you to know that if you’ve been the victim of a burn injury, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries.
When individuals sustain a significant burn injury, such as a third degree burn, there’s a chance that multiple tissue layers are affected, including the muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and perhaps even the bone. Because severe burns kill nerves below the skin’s surface, there is an increased risk for infection, scarring and disfigurement, as well as emotional and psychological effects. Even so, catastrophic burn injuries that cause high levels of stress to the body may result in fluid build-up in the lungs and shortness of breath. Referred to as ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome), this condition may lead to death.
No matter the cause, burn injuries can be devastating. Victims may need ongoing medical attention. They may not be able to work right away and need help securing justice and fair compensation pertaining to their injuries.
If you or someone you care about has suffered a burn injury and you suspect negligence, call the burn injury attorneys at Wern Lawyers today to learn about your options.
Chemical, Electrical And Fuel Fed Burn Injuries
Burn injuries extend beyond touching a hot pan or a flame. The following may result in severe burn injuries:
Chemical Burns: When acidic substances come in contact with skin in a chemical burn, victims often require special medical attention to prevent additional damage to skin.
Electrical Burns: Caused by electricity, electrical burns may appear fine initially. Yet, immediate medical attention is highly recommended because the extent of these burns cannot be judged from the outside.
Fuel Fed Burns: When individuals are involved in a motor vehicle accident, fuel systems may cause a fire, resulting in severe burns to those inside the vehicle.
It’s difficult to estimate the full financial and emotional impact of burn injuries, as many require multiple procedures and months of treatment, even when immediate medical care is provided. This is why it’s imperative to contact a burn injury lawyer, especially if something or someone else has contributed to your injury.
At Wern Lawyers in North Charleston, we’ll guide you through the process of obtaining the compensation you need. Contact our office today for your consultation and let us investigate the details of your burn injury and claim. As always, our evaluation is free of charge.