The Devastating Aftermath Of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are something nobody should have to endure. They can cause severe pain, disfigurement and lasting health complications. They are devastating for both survivors and their loved ones.
Many burn injuries are preventable. At The Stuckey Firm, LLC, we help burn injury survivors and their families get compensation when someone else’s negligence contributed to the injury. Our Columbus and Springfield-based lawyers have extensive experience handling catastrophic injury cases. You can rely on us to prepare a solid case for you, working hard to secure the compensation you need when your life has been upended by a severe burn.
What Are The Leading Causes Of Burn Injuries?
The top causes of burn injuries, according to the American Burn Association, include:
- Flame and fire
- Scalding with hot liquid
- Hot objects
- Electrical accidents
- Chemical exposure
The vast majority of burns occur at home, although they may also result from traffic accidents and work accidents.
How Severe Are Burn Injuries?
Burn injuries can range from mild to life-threatening and fatal. They are ranked by severity as follows:
- First-degree burns, the least serious, impact the superficial layers of the skin.
- Second-degree burns are moderate and may involve blistering. They penetrate below the superficial layer of the skin (epidermis) into the deeper layer, the dermis.
- Third-degree burns are the most severe. They penetrate through both layers of skin and damage the fat, muscle, bone and soft tissue below. They also damage nerves, which can result in loss of feeling.
Third-degree burns come with significant ramifications. They can cause permanent scarring and disfigurement. They may also lead to complications like infections.
Treating Burn Injuries
More serious burn injuries are deep wounds that require prompt and thorough medical care. Treatment might involve skin grafts and surgeries, including restorative and cosmetic procedures. Antibiotics are often indicated in the early stages to prevent infection.
Talk To Our Lawyers During A Free Consultation
After a severe burn injury, you deserve representation from an advocate who will truly care about your case and your life going forward. You will find that at our firm. Learn more by calling 937-471-3837 or sending us an email to arrange a free consultation with our Ohio and West Virginia attorneys.