Burn injuries can be the most devastating and painful injuries a person can endure. burn injury lawyers are here for you.
Serious burn injuries often require extensive and expensive medical treatment. If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic burn injury because of someone’s negligence or a defective product, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses.
Degrees of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are typically categorized based on their severity. First-degree burns are limited to the epidermis and may heal on their own in three to five days whereas second-degree burns may take several weeks to heal. The higher the degree of burn, the more severe the trauma.
Types of Burns
There are many different types of burns and they all can be devastating to the victims. If you have suffered any of these types of burns because of someone’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation.
Scalding can be caused when gases or hot liquids come into contact with the skin. People with delicate skin such as children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to scalding injuries.
Burn Injury Statistics
According to the American Burn Association there are an estimated 500,000 burn injuries a year. On an average, 4,000 people are killed every year from burn injuries. About 46 percent of all burn injuries result from fires and 43 percent of burn injuries are sustained at home. A burn injury attorney can assess the cause of a fire to determine liability.
Our burn injury attorneys have a long history of protecting the rights of burn injury victims in Illinois. If you have sustained burn injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to seek compensation for medical expenses, therapy bills, time away from work, pain and suffering and even reconstructive surgery. Call today for assistance.