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Burn Injury Attorneys
Most attorneys specialize in a particular field of law. They handle prosecution or defense; criminal or civil matters; financial law. Burn injury attorneys turn their attention to clients who have been severely burned a number of different situations and of various levels of severity. These clients include adults who were injured at work, and parents of young children who have sustained serious injuries in a burn accident.
Your burn injury lawyer should have a legal practice that routinely handles burn injury cases. For one thing, there are plenty of cases for these law firms to handle each year. The American Burn Association 2011 statistics show that roughly 45,000 people were treated for burns, and about the same number were hospitalized. About 500 individuals in the United States died of their burns in the same year. More than 95% of all victims survived their burns.
How Burn Injuries Occur
How can this happen? There are numerous circumstances in which an individual could be vulnerable to burns. Burn injury attorneys classify burns according to their origins. They are caused by electrical problems, gas explosions, chemical exposure, vehicular accidents, scalds, and fire. Many accidents occur while on the job, so attorneys of this kind deal with a lot of workers’ compensation claims. They also handle civilian suits. Burns can happen as a result of crime, negligence, or accident. Settings in which these accidents unfold include schools, industrial sites, businesses, and homes. A great many victims had no idea that they were at risk.
Injuries Sustained From a Burn
What the average person might not realize is that burns do not just scar a person physically and emotionally. If they are severe and extensive enough, they can cause internal damage. For instance, a victim’s heart could stop. He might experience damage to internal organs or to bone. The damage might be temporary or permanent, life-altering or life-threatening. Even first degree burns which heal in time can leave nasty scars. Plastic surgery and counseling could become necessary. It is typical for a victim of third degree burns to spend many days or weeks in hospital. During this time, the patient and, often, his family are not earning wages, yet they have many medical expenses to pay. A qualified burn accident lawyer will help you recover for all the losses the burn injury victims has incurred, which includes the devastating emotional trauma and life altering sense of self that occurs when someone has been seriously burned.
Should You Contact a Burn Injury Attorney?
If you have been burned as a result of someone else’s behavior or lack of action, you could be in a good position to bring a burn injury claim against the person that caused your injuries. You might have received a burn at the mall because the water was too hot when you washed your hands. A chemical burn might have been the result of someone throwing acid on you in an act of negligence. Chemicals might have leached onto your skin or exploded at work, maybe even in the chemistry lab at school or college, and you were not given adequate safety clothing to protect you. Speak to burn injury attorneys specifically when you are pursuing litigation. They have experience delving into the emotional and physical implications of these injuries. Their expertise is focused directly on the nature of your personal and financial suffering, and they understand the law pertaining to burn injuries.
Burn Injury Compensation Attorneys
The injury attorneys at The May Firm represent victims of burn injury accidents and burn injury consultations are always Free!
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