Fire/Explosion/Burn Injuries

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Fire/Explosion/Burn accidents and injuries can occur in the home, workplace, or public areas. An employer, supervisor, landlord, electrician, and/or product manufacturer may be held liable. Severe burns, permanent scarring, disfigurement, and death are not uncommon in a fire or explosion. These injuries are emotionally traumatic and can severely impact a person's quality of life. There are approximately 2.5 million deaths that occur each year resulting from burn injuries. Recovery from burn injuries can take many months or even years depending upon the degree of burn injuries sustained.

There are three degrees of serious burn injuries:

  • First Degree Burns - minimal tissue damage, red, and very sensitive when touched, swelling, pain, peeling skin, shock (bluish lips, pale, clammy lips), white charred skin
  • Second Degree Burns - blisters, damage to the top layers of skin, scarring which may or may not require a skin graft
  • Third Degree Burns - destroys all the layers of skin, leaves no skin cells to repair the skin, extensive and permanent scarring

In addition, fire/explosion/burn injury victims may suffer the following physical injuries:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma (including anxiety and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder))
  • Decreased quality of life
  • Permanent disfigurement or disability
  • Lost wages and lost earning capacity
  • Additional surgeries and plastic surgeries

If you or a loved one has suffered a severe burn injury as a result of someone else's negligence, resulting from a fire and/or explosion, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact our office today for a FREE consultation.