Doctors Categorize Burns
Burns are categorized as first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree burns, with the third-degree being the most serious and life-threatening. Burn injuries are at the top of the list for the most painful and life-changing injuries. Your doctor determines the degree to which you are injured. Usually, burns happen due to someone’s reckless behavior and negligence. A third-degree is a catastrophic injury event that can affect you for the rest of your life.
Types of Burns
- Chemical and Flammable Materials
- Motor Vehicle Accident Fires
- Electrical Fires
- House Fires
- Water Heaters
- Work-related and home-related fires
- Cigarette Lighters
Defining Third-Degree Burns
Third-degree burns happen when something burns all layers of the skin. These burns can damage blood vessels and muscles. The only relief one gets with third-degree burns is to hope the burns were so profound it numbs the nerve endings, which does help to decrease the pain.
The pain from third-degree burns does not stop when you receive the burns, but enormous pain continues during the months of treatment it takes to heal your body. After the healing process, you may require numerous surgeries to help loosen the tight scars.
Do You Have a Case for Negligent Actions?
Are your burns due to someone not paying attention?
Why should you be paying for someone else’s mistake, wrongdoing, reckless behavior, and negligence?
Your injuries are costing you a significant amount of money that you do not have, and the bills will keep mounting up for months to come.
Even if you do not want to file a compensation claim, you have a minimal choice because you cannot work, so there is no income, and the bills are mounting. You did not ask for this injury to happen, and this is turning your world upside down. It would help if you had compensation to survive. Your attorney must decide if you can file a lawsuit for compensation.
However, these cases make it challenging to know how the case ends or how much you will receive in compensation. Your case depends on how severe your burn injuries are and what evidence you have that proves a negligent person caused your burns. Your attorney must hear your story as soon as possible after your injuries to decide how you proceed.
- Can You Prove Negligence?
- Do you have significant and sufficient evidence?
We need to know where and how you were burned. This information helps to determine the level of negligence and possible compensation awarded to you. Your attorney determines the cause of your injuries, and many variables may have caused your burn injuries. Your attorney must decide if your injuries happened due to an intentional or negligent act.
You must have sound evidence that the negligence of someone else or a company caused your burn injuries.
- If your injuries happen at work, can you prove that your employer did not provide you with a safe workplace?
- Did another person cause your injuries due to recklessness?
- Did your employer fail to provide sufficient training or correct unsafe work conditions?
- Can you prove that this breach of duty by someone else caused your injuries?
- Can you confirm that this breach of duty is related to your burn injuries?
If you cannot prove any of these questions, then you may not have sufficient evidence to prove negligence that caused you to burn injuries. However, please let your attorney make this decision.
You and Your Attorney Must Have Proof of Evidence
It takes the expertise of a seasoned wrongful accident/injury/death attorney to decide if you have a settlement case. Please do not try to determine this on your own, as these cases are complicated and complex. You may not think you have a compensation case when, in fact, you have a good case, so let your seasoned attorney decide. Your attorney is not going to take your case if they believe you do not have a case.
- Your third-degree burns are painful and expensive.
- Healing is slow and agonizing, with many possible surgeries and treatments.
- Burn victims suffer physically, emotionally, and mentally.
To your benefit, call us as soon as possible after your burn injuries. We want to hear your story.
- Medical expenses
- Travel expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering and a host of other mounting expenses
Never compare your case with another one you may be familiar with, because no two burn cases are the same, nor do they end up with the same settlement amount. We must weigh many different factors related to your case and situation to determine the amount of damages you may receive. We must determine the extent of your physical harm and the level of negligence that caused your burn injuries.
We give you the responsibility to get better and heal to your highest expectations. It would be best if you did not worry about anything. We communicate with insurance companies, your employer, the negligent person, their attorney, and anyone related to your case. We do not want you speaking with anyone about your case unless we are with you first. Please concentrate on healing, and we will serve your legal needs and be your advocate.