Springfield Burn Injuries Attorney
Burn injuries have many causes. Fire, extreme temperatures, electricity and dangerous chemicals have all caused serious burn injuries. Car accidents can ignite gasoline that spreads rapidly to anything near it which is combustible. Construction accidents often involve hazardous chemicals that burn the skin on contact. The metal on heavy machinery and equipment is heated to extreme temperatures, which can easily cause severe burns. Other accidents can result in burn injuries to those involved in the accident. When you or a loved one is suffering from burn injuries, you should consult with an associate at A Good Law Firm. Our firm focuses on helping the seriously injured to obtain financial compensation for their injuries. Call us to speak with a Springfield personal injury lawyer about your case.
About Your Injury
Burns are injuries to the tissues in a person's body. These can be caused by exposure to certain kinds of chemicals, extreme heat, electricity, radiation or even sunlight. As classified by the medical field, there are three primary types of persons from which a person may suffer:
- First-degree burns: first-degree burns cause damage to only the outer layer of a person's skin.
- Second-degree burns: second-degree burns cause damage to both the outer layer of a person's skin as well as they layer directly underneath it.
- Third-degree burns: third-degree burns cause damage, often destruction, to the very deepest layer of a person's skin as well as the tissues underneath it.
Victims of burn injuries could suffer from scarring, swelling and blistering. In extreme cases, physical and mental shock may result and in the most severe cases, death is even a possibility. When not treated properly, burns can easily cause infection, as they have effectively damaged the protective barrier designed to shield your skin.
When individuals sustain serious burns over any part of the body, the effects can be serious. The pain involved in recovery can be most severe. The repair of the burns can require extensive surgeries and treatments that can extend into the future and involve substantial medical costs. If you have suffered burn injuries in a work environment, or through the negligence or recklessness of another, it may be possible to obtain financial compensation. Financial compensation can not only help to cover the huge medical costs involved in burn injury treatment, but also the pain and suffering you have endured.
Contact a Springfield personal injury attorney from our firm is you have suffered a burn injury.