Burns can occur either due to heat or due to chemical exposure. In both cases, there are various degrees of skin damage or other tissue damage that can result.
Some types are:
More severe injuries can lead to long-term consequences or even death. However, even less severe injuries can result in medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Whatever degree of burn you suffered, you deserve compensation if the injury was a result of someone else’s negligence. Our personal injury lawyers can help get you the money you deserve.
According to The American Burn Association National Burn Repository, in 2011, burn injuries receiving medical treatment totaled 450,000, including 3,500 burn deaths from residential fires and 500 from other sources, such as vehicle crashes, electrical burns, or contact with chemicals. Many of these cases are instigated by some party other than the victim, thus giving the victim a good chance at being able to take their case to court and receive compensation.
GROUPS AT INCREASED RISK OF FIRE-RELATED INJURIES AND DEATHS INCLUDE:
FIRE AND BURN INJURIES REPRESENT 1% OF THE INCIDENCE OF INJURIES AND 2% OF THE TOTAL COSTS OF INJURIES, OR $7.5 BILLION EACH YEAR (FINKELSTEIN ET AL. 2006)