If you have been injured in a burn accident, then you are living with a traumatic experience that often leaves you both physically and mentally scarred. Burn scars may last for the remainder of a person's life and, many times, cause permanent pain.
Burns can happen at any time. They can occur because of explosions, during the use of electrical appliances, in a vehicle explosion, or at work, among other situations.
Burns are classified into degrees based upon the severity of the burn. Those degrees are as follows:
- First Degree - Only the top layer of skin is affected and, in many cases, heal on their own with minimal scarring, if any. Electrical shocks, chemical exposure, and fire are common causes of first degree burns.
- Second Degree - Several layers of skin are affected and require medical attention. Surgery may also be required and scarring will occur whether or not surgery is needed.
- Third Degree - All layers of the skin are impacted. The burns can go as far as the muscle, nerves, and fat of the body. These types of burns cause permanent disfigurement, as well as a number of other complications.
Compensation For Burn Injuries
Your burn injury lawyer will work diligently to secure compensation for you from the party responsible for your injuries. Burns can be the result of defective products, unsafe building practices, manufacturing defects, recklessness and carelessness, negligent actions, a dangerous work environment, and explosives.
Compensation for burn injuries depends on the specifics of the incident. Frequently you must prove that some other person or business was at-fault for the burn. Your lawyer can help you do this for you. The type of compensation can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses that are related to the injuries that were sustained. There are times when individuals may never be able to work again and other cases where a person must wait a long period of time to return to work due to coping with the pain resulting from the injuries.
Contact A Southern Minnesota / Twin Cities Burn Injury Lawyer
Burn injuries can cause lifelong pain and disfigurement. If you have experienced a burn injury, you need a burn injury lawyer to fight for your rights so that you can receive the compensation that you deserve. You should not have to worry about the financial consequences of an injury someone else caused. To learn more about how the attorneys at Reitan Law Office, PLLC can help you, please contact our firm today at (952) 448-2800 - Chaska, (507) 388-1800 - Mankato, or (612) 424-6011 - Minneapolis. Consultations are free and cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid when you are compensated.