A burn injury typically refers to a skin injure due to exposure to flame, fire or other source of high heat. Burns can also be caused by abrasions from fast-moving parts that come into contact with the skin. Additionally, chemical burns and burns caused by lights, lasers and other high-frequency technology can lead to severe injury. Children and the elderly have a high risk of burn injury. Burn injuries are also a common form of work-related injury.
Types of Burns
Burns are categorized by degree according to the severity of the injury:
- First-degree: These are superficial burns involving the reddening of the skin, similar to a mild sunburn. First-degree burns are the least serious type of burn injury.
- Second-degree: These are burns that result in the destruction of the outer layer of the skin.
- Third-degree: These severe burns destroy all layers of the skin, often requiring skin grafting.
Treatment for burn injuries often requires extensive medical attention, resulting in huge financial burden. If you suffered a burn injury due the negligence of another person, business entity or defective product, contact a Phoenix burn injury lawyer to work toward compensation.
Compensation for Burn Injuries
The nature of the accident that caused your burn injury will dictate the form of legal action that needs to be taken. If you were injured at work, then workers’ compensation may cover some of your damages. If your burn was caused due to the se of a defective product, then you may have a product liability claim. In burn injury lawsuits, a victim may be able to recover damages for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Job retraining
Recovering damages for burn injuries can be complex. Working with an experienced burn injury attorney can help you determine what kind of damages you may be eligible for.
Phoenix Burn Injury Attorney
At Witson Law, our experienced personal injury attorneys offer free consultations to answer questions about your burn injury case and to discuss your legal options. During your initial consultation, we will listen to you and the facts of your burn injury accident at no charge to you. We take all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You pay no out of pocket expenses and only need to pay us if we win your case. Schedule your free consultation with a Phoenix burn injury attorney at (602) 358-8686 or fill out or online contact form.