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Types of Burn Injuries And When To Call a Lawyer

a depiction of firefighters rushing to the scene to save a burn victim in Virginia.

Burn injuries are among the most gruesome, painful, and traumatic injuries you can ensure. They’re not just painful – They can also lead to devastating financial pitfalls, countless hours negotiating with insurers, and unbelievable levels of stress. 

Understanding the various types of burn injuries, their impact, and when to call a burn injury lawyer is absolutely critical in terms of mounting a successful personal injury case. 

If you have suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence, we are here to help. Sharif Gray has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. Call us at (804) 915-1611 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We will get justice for you. 

Common Types of Burn Injuries

Depending on the circumstances, burn injuries can range from mild to life-threatening. Understanding the costs associated with each type of burn accident is crucial – Especially if you’re thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit or consulting with burn injury lawyers in your area. 

First Degree Burns 

While they’re among the least severe, a first degree burn can still cause significant pain. They generally affect your skin’s outer layer and can lead to redness, soreness, and inability to perform work tasks. These kinds of burns can result from something benign like too much sun exposure or a warm coffee spill at a local restaurant. 

Second Degree Burns 

A second degree burn affects the outer and underlying layers of skin. These burns are more than uncomfortable, they’re incredibly painful. In many cases they can lead to blisters, severe redness, and more. A few of the most common causes include scalding hot liquids, brief contact with very hot objects, and more. 

Third Degree Burns 

This is a serious burn injury that penetrates and typically destroys every layer of skin. These kinds of burns can be white, blackened, or charred. Some of the most common accidents that lead to this kind of injury include extended exposure to:

  • Very hot liquids
  • Flames (i.e., thermal burns)
  • Electrical burns
  • Chemical burns 
  • Prolonged contact with hot objects

In many cases, the victims of third degree burns require expensive and ongoing medical treatment, including skin grafts, and extensive recovery periods. 

Fourth Degree Burns

These are the most severe burns. They go beyond the skin and reach tendons and even bones. These kinds of burn injuries are typically caused by prolonged exposure to incredibly high heat. As such, they generally require immediate and specialized medical attention. 

If you’ve suffered a severe burn injury due to a motor vehicle accident, house fire, or malfunctioning smoke detectors, it’s recommended that you reach out to a burn lawyer as soon as possible.  Depending on the facts of your case, the at fault party may be liable for injury settlements. 

Working with the right attorney to file a burn injury lawsuit can be the difference between no compensation and maximum compensation. An experienced law firm will offer more than a free legal consultation. They’ll also investigate the causes of burn injuries, collect evidence, file your claim, negotiate with insurers, and take your case to court if necessary.  

Common Causes of Burn Injuries 

Burns Caused By Motor Vehicle Accidents 

Many accidents on the road result in catastrophic burns. From motorcycle accidents, to truck accidents, to bus accidents, these collisions can result in life-long pain, disfigurement, and need for ongoing medical attention. 

Burns From Defective Products

Unfortunately, many burn injuries are caused by defective products. These can range from everyday household items to industrial equipment. Suppose a product is flawed and causes a burn injury. 

In that case, the manufacturer might be liable for your injuries. If you’re thinking about pursuing a burn injury case against a manufacturer, it’s recommended that you work with a personal injury attorney specializing in defective products claims

Burns Caused By Faulty Electrical Wiring

Electrical burns are another common type of injury, often due to faulty electrical wiring in homes or workplaces. These can lead to severe burn injury claims against the at-fault party. Cases involving electrical burns (including wrongful death claim) usually involve highly complex legal and technical aspects.

Workplace Accident Burns

Workplace accident burns are unfortunately common, especially in industries dealing with hazardous materials or high-temperature operations (i.e., Manufacturing, construction, etc.). 

Depending on the facts of the case, burn injury victims may be eligible for compensation beyond workers’ compensation via a burn injury lawsuit. Contact us today to learn how we can help. 

Compensation Available For Burn Injury Victims

Burn victims suffer not only from physical injuries but they also face footing the bill for incredibly expensive medical treatment, lost wages, and a lifetime of chronic pain. A skilled burn injury attorney can help you recover financial compensation for these damages:

  • Lost earning capacity
  • Mental suffering
  • Ongoing treatment costs
  • Cost of future care
  • Property damage
  • And more

When to Call a Virginia Burn Injury Lawyer

Every case is different. As such, you may want to consider the help of an experienced burn injury lawyer in several situations, including but not limited to: 

  • You’ve sustained severe burns due to someone else’s negligence.
  • You’re dealing with complex burn injury cases (i..e, third degree burns, chemical burns, second degree burns, fourth degree burns)
  • Negotiating with the insurance company for a fair settlement becomes overwhelming. 
  • Your injuries require specialized medical interventions like skin grafts or plastic surgery, and that leads to significant medical expenses.

Remember, a Virginia personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for not just physical injuries but also for psychological trauma, mental anguish, and future lost wages.

Contact a Virginia Burn Injury Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury due to the negligence of another party, don’t wait until it’s too late to seek the compensation you deserve. At RVA Personal Injury Lawyers, we work on a contingency fee basis – That means you don’t pay us unless we recover compensation. 

We’re here to walk you step-by-step through the legal process and seek maximum compensation for your injury claims. Contact us today to speak with a burn injury lawyer in Virginia you can trust. 

“We Get Justice For Injured People, and We Love What We Do”

We are not settlement lawyers. Sharif Gray has proven that he can and will get results in court, and the insurance companies know that. If you have suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence, we can help.

Sharif is committed to trying cases well. Because of that, he does not handle hundreds of cases at a time. He is selective in the cases he takes so he can get justice for the people he represents. In every case, he has three goals:

  1. Hold the responsible corporation or individual fully accountable.
  2. Make the community safer, so others are not also harmed.
  3. Compensation that recognizes the full and fair value of what was taken from your health and quality of life.

We love what we do, and we are proud of the positive impact we have had and will continue to have on the people we represent and the community we live in.

If we can be of help to you, please do not hesitate to call us at (804) 915-1611 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We will get justice for you.

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