Burn Injury Lawyer
We understand the pain and disfigurement resulting from a burn injury. We can help you recover compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress and disfigurement.
We have experience in these types of burn injuries:
- Chemical Burn Injuries
- Electrical Burn Injuries
- Thermal Burn Injuries
- Gas Explosion Injuries
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Every year, more than one million people suffer some type of a burn injury. Approximately 4500 Americans die each year from some type of burn related incident or injury. Burns result in about half a million visits to the emergency room annually and about 45000 people a year are admitted to a hospital for some type of burn related treatment.
Burns or Burn Injuries can be divided up into five types of cases:
A: Radiation burns: from nuclear sources or Ultraviolet light
B: Light burns: these are burns caused by intense light sources including the sun
C: Electrical burns: this includes lighting and electrical currents as well as electrocution cases
D: Chemical burns: These types of cases involve various types of acids, bases and caustics.
E: Thermal burns: these include flame, radiation or excessive heat from fire steam, hot objects and hot liquids.
These types of burns can all result in a personal injury claim depending on the circumstances. A lawyer will need to investigate the location, equipment and other items involved in the burn incident to discover the source of the burn. A Burn/Injury Attorney will also work hand in hand with arson investigators, fire officials and others assigned to investigate fire incidents. My firm has handled many burn cases over the years.
Each burn victim must be evaluated by several specialists including a plastic surgeon. My firm will rely on the opinions of a plastic surgeon regarding any permanent scarring, and costs for future and past surgical revisions to correct the effects left on a burn victim.
There are three types of burns that determine their severity and our firm will handle all three:
- First Degree Burns: these are superficial burns that involve the epidermis or outer layer of the skin only and are the most common and most minor of all burns.
- Second Degree Burns: these occur when the first layer of skin burns through and the second layer, the corium, is damaged. Second degree burns are considered minor unless they occupy more than 15 percent of the body surface. If treated properly, these burns should heal without much scarring.
- Full thickness or Third Degree Burns: these burns involve all skin layers. These are the most serious of all burns. They are usually very painful unless the nerve endings have been destroyed and then they could actually not cause much pain at all. Scarring is likely from these types of burns.
Burn victims must deal with the compromising of many bodily functions requiring coordinated care from many specialists at the same time. My law firm will make sure all the appropriate specialists are involved and will document the injuries, recovery and prognosis correctly.
If you are a family member has sustained a serious burn injury, Robert E. Gluck welcomes the opportunity to meet with you and determine if a personal injury claim is viable. That might be a products liability claim if you were burned by a defective product, a general liability claim if you were burned on someone else’s property and a general negligence claim for anyone else that failed to act reasonably, resulting in your burn. For more information, go to www.robertgluck.com or call us now at 877-GLUCK-LAW.