A burn can be an extremely painful injury that can result in permanent damage, including damage to bodily functions. Our skin serves multiple purposes and thus, when a burn damages our skin, it can result in severe dehydration, infections, and other serious conditions. This damage is in addition to the scarring and disfigurement that is often caused by severe burns.
Burns are classified by their severity. There are three classifications of burn injuries:
- First Degree Burn — A minor burn that affects the other layer of skin.
- Second Degree Burn — A more serious burn that affects the second layer of skin (dermis) in addition to the outer layer of skin. Second-degree burns can result in blisters, severe pain, and scarring.
- Third Degree Burn — A third-degree burn goes all the way down to the fat layer beneath the skin. This type of burn can be life-threatening, cause permanent nerve damage, and result in serious complications.
While a first degree burn may be treated at home, burns that cover large areas of skin or result in large blisters, infection, redness, or other unexplained symptoms should be treated by a doctor. It is always safest to seek medical attention for any burn to reduce the risk of permanent injury or life threatening conditions.
Burns can be caused by a number of different types of accidents including fires, the use of chemicals, malfunction of equipment or appliances and auto/truck/motorcycle accidents that result in fire or extreme heat.
Usually burn victims require extensive medical treatment and can have permanent scarring and/or disfigurement. You can be compensated for medical treatment, scarring, disfigurement, loss of earnings as well as your pain and suffering if someone’s negligence caused the injury. The lawyers at Moaddel Kremer have the expertise to review your case and determine who can be held responsible. We are not afraid to challenge the insurance companies who will do everything they can to deny responsibility.
Moaddel and Kremer prides itself on being a law firm that separates itself from others by putting the client first. You can rely on us to put in the time and effort that your case deserves and get the best outcome possible. We handle burn injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid until you get paid.