Understanding the Effects of Burn Injuries
In its most basic sense, a burn is an injury that is caused by electricity, heat, gases, chemicals, friction, or radiation. Burns are considered to be one of the most agonizing injuries that a person can endure. Burn injuries can damage and even destroy nerve endings, causing intense discomfort and pain.
A burn injury is often classified by the harm it causes. When the burn is limited to the outer layer of the skin, it is considered a first-degree burn. Second-degree burns penetrate deeper layers of tissue, and often lead to blistering. A third degree burn affects every layer of skin, as well as nerve endings. Other tissue, such as muscle and bone, can also be affected.
By damaging the skin, burns can impair the body's ability to regulate joint function, fluid balance, and body temperature. In addition to affecting the skin and musculoskeletal system, burn injuries can impair other parts of the body, such as the respiratory system. Severe burns often compromise a victim’s mobility and alter their physical appearance. Patients may require physical therapy to regain dexterity or skin grafts to address the effects of scarring.
Causes of Burn Injuries
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn, it may be the result of another party’s negligence. Our lawyers can hold guilty parties accountable for all types of burn injuries, including:
- Household chemicals
- Electrical issues
- House fires
- Kitchen fires
- Vehicle fires
- Open flames
- Burns caused by defective products
- Stray energy burns
The lawyers at Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC have won settlements for clients who sustained burn injuries in accidents involving commercial welding, electricity in water, and gas explosions caused by a propane-burning fireplace. In each of these cases, our personal injury attorneys fought for the full restitution that clients deserved and needed to heal.
Choosing the Best Legal Representation
Burn injury cases can be highly complex and require legal skill. Our proven success in representing these victims is based on our extensive legal experience, and ability to build a team of specialists to fortify your case. We can help determine the source and cause of the accident, the extent of your injuries, and aggressively pursue the parties that are responsible for your suffering.
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Catastrophic burn injuries can be life-changing. To aid with your recovery, you deserve the absolute best legal assistance. Contact our practice today and schedule your complementary consultation to learn more.