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Burn injuries can be the result of fires, explosions, and other accidents; these injuries are severe, permanent, and can be life-threatening. Regardless of the degree of the burn, a burn victim should seek medical treatment for their injuries and then should speak with an attorney about filing a burn injury claim.
If a burn is the result of another person’s negligence, our New York burn injury lawyers can assist the victim to file a personal injury lawsuit to compensate for their pain and suffering, past and future lost wages and more.
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Basic Facts About Burn Injuries
There are many different types of burn injury. Burns can be caused by flame, heat, explosion, friction, or exposure to chemicals or electricity. They are generally classified by degree. A first degree burn is the most superficial type of burn, and burns thereafter increase in severity through a fourth-degree burn, which extends through the skin and muscle tissue to the internal organs or bones. Most serious burns are second and third-degree burns, which severely damage the epidermal tissue and leave permanent scarring. However, even a slight burn can cause permanent scarring damage to the skin.
Whatever the cause of the injury, our New York burn injury lawyers can help you assess your case, determine if you have a claim and bring the action to recover damages you are owed.
Complications from Burn Injuries
In addition to the scarring and pain that comes from the burn itself, there can be additional complications that develop as a result of a burn injury. Burns can cause serious infections, can become gangrenous, can cause amputation of the affected area, and can also severely damage muscle so as to cause a loss in motor function. In severe cases, mostly third and fourth degree burns, the damage can affect internal organs, which can lead to death.
In many burn cases, the victim requires extensive medical treatment, including removal of the burned skin, treatment of the affected areas, and skin graft surgery. Even with this treatment, many burn victims still have permanent disfigurement and scarring.
Accidents our New York Burn Injury Lawyers Handle
Burn injuries can be caused by a number of different accidents. Most people imagine a house fire situation when they think of burn hazards, but this is not the only way to suffer a severe burn. Burns can be caused by car fires that are the result of an accident or a defect in the design of the vehicle.
Many workers in construction, mining, building, and manufacturing are at risk of burns from explosions, electrocutions, chemical exposure, or friction. Regardless of the type of accident or the type of burn, the victim is entitled to bring a personal injury lawsuit to compensate them for their burn injury if the accident was the result of another person’s negligence.
New York Burn Injury Lawyers Representing Burn Victims
Burn accident victims must suffer with painful skin conditions and undergo extensive medical treatment for their injury. Many of them carry the scars from the burn throughout their life on their arms, torso, legs, neck, or face. Victims of disfiguring injuries and painful injuries have a right to file a claim against the party that is responsible for their burn. If you have suffered a burn injury, the New York burn injury lawyers at Duffy & Duffy can help you file a claim for compensation for your pain and suffering.
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