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D’Agostino and Associates Specializes in Burn Cases

Serious burns can be painful or fatal. Burn victims can experience extreme pain, nerve damage, and loss of function in burned areas. If you or a loved one is injured or killed as a result of a burn accident, you may have a case. Talk to your injury attorney to see if you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Burn Victims and Damages

Burn accidents usually stem from a vehicle accident, negligence, or exposure to fire, hot steam, defective products, or hot liquids. The results can be physically and emotionally damaging and the pain and suffering can be great.

Common Causes of Burn Injuries

Fires, hot surfaces, and hot liquids are often the cause of burns. This may include grease and cooking oils, hot food, serving skillets, and hot kitchen equipment. Electricity can also cause burns. Faulty or exposed wiring can often cause dangerous electrical conditions that could lead to burns or other injuries. Chemical or acid burns can also lead to severe injury. Generally, with chemicals or acid, removing the substance from the skin is important to limiting further harm. This method may vary by material.

Classifications of Burns

Burns are classified in degrees. First-degree burns refer to burns across the outer layer of skin. The skin is red, painful, and dry; without blistering. An example of this type of burn is a mild sunburn. These burns are sometimes referred to as “superficial” burns because they do not penetrate skin beyond the epidermis. Second-degree burns involve deeper layers of skin. Burn victims suffering from this type of injury may experience blistering and swelling.

Third-degree burns blacken and char the skin, but the damaged area can also appear to be white. This type of burn includes all layers of skin. As such, these burns can cause damage to the subcutaneous tissues. Fourth-degree burns are the most destructive. They occur when burns go to the deeper tissues beyond the skin. Damage to nerves, muscles, organs, and bones can occur. There is no feeling in the area due to nerve damage. Emergency Medical Professionals and other medical personnel will determine the extent of your burns.

Compensation for Burn Victims

When filing an injury claim as a burn victim, there are several factors in which you can receive compensation. Severe injuries can lead to chronic pain, disfigurement, debilitation, and more. In some cases, amputation may be necessary. Mental anguish, emotional trauma, and PTSD are not uncommon in burn victims. Injury suits for burn victims often involve recovering medical costs along with compensation for pain and suffering.

If your injuries affect your ability to work, you may be able to sue for lost wages or changes in lifestyle. If the injury occurred as a result of workplace injury, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation, as well.

Fighting for Your Rights

Get the compensation you deserve. D’Agostino & Associates P.C. has offices in New York and New Jersey. Contact us, or call us at 1-888-245-2924 to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys.