The American Burn Association estimates that as much as 450,000 burn victims get rushed to the emergency room every year. A whopping 3,400 cases of these burns are fatal.
You might receive compensation for your injuries if you or a loved one is a victim of any kind of burn. Before then, though, it is essential to know a few things about burn injuries.
Anyone can be a victim of burn injuries as long as chemicals, heat, specific liquids, and gases are involved. The following statistics give an overall snapshot of the real impact of burn injuries.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, claims that fires or flames cause 44 % of burns. Fires and fire-related injuries stand out as the third most common cause of home deaths in the US. On average, a fire critically injures someone every 30 minutes. It kills someone every 2.5 hours. Further statistics reveal that:
As burn injury attorneys at Felice, Ehrlich & Naparstek, we have worked with victims of burns caused by:
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Types of Burns and Treatments
The kind of burn inflicted on an individual depends on to main factors – time and temperature. Although your internal organs may suffer damage from a wound, they are often categorized by the extent of damage caused to the skin.
Categorization can be first degree, second degree, or third degree. Note too that sometimes degrees of burn can be referred to as either full-thickness burns or partial-thickness burns.
Burns can easily result in chronic scarring or even disfigurement. If not treated on time, a victim can suffer blood loss, tetanus, infections, shock, and in some cases, death.
Chemical and electrical burns are particularly severe because they can damage internal organs without any external symptoms.
Do not put up with the pain and trauma alone. Contact Felice, Ehrlich & Naparstek attorneys today so we can help you file a suit and get compensated.
Compensation after suffering a burn injury depends on many factors. For instance, if you were burned at work, you will most likely be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. You can also file a suit against your employer.
If you were burned while visiting another establishment like a retail store, school, or restaurant, you might be able to sue the owner or the management. Such suits often involve negligence. This means you will have to prove that the establishment owner had a duty of care towards you but breached that duty, in the event you got hurt.
At Felice, Ehrlich & Naparstek, our attorneys have decades of experience helping victims of first, second, and third-degree burns. Contact us today at (561) 444-8822, to help you begin the process of seeking monetary compensation for lost wages, pain, suffering, and medical expenses.
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