Philadelphia Burn Victim Lawyers
Burns constitute a devastating and extremely painful type of injury. Each year, approximately 3.5 million Americans suffer accidental burns. The personal injury lawyers of Sheridan & Murray have offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and are ready to represent you in the event of such an accident.
Causes of Burn Injuries
Of the more than three million burn injuries reported each year, nearly 15,000 result in death. Burn-related fatalities rank second only to automobile crashes in accident-related fatalities in the United States. Whether the burn is caused by heat, chemicals, or a secondary accident, our attorneys can help you obtain compensation for the extensive medical treatment you need to fully recover, as well as the pain and suffering you have experienced. Common causes of burn injuries include:
- Car Accidents
- Gas Explosions
- Scalding / Hot Water
- Electrical Accidents
- Industrial Accidents
- Gasoline Spills
- Household Fires
- Defective Products
- Lighters and Matches
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury, our personal injury lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, together with experts, will work diligently to build and argue your case successfully.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burns are classified into three main categories:
First-degree burns affect only the top layer of skin (epidermis) and do not result in swelling or blistering. Sunburns are a form of first-degree burn.
Second-degree burns affect both the outer layer of skin and the layer beneath (dermis). The skin generally appears red, and may blister and swell.
Third-degree burns are the most severe and destroy all the layers of skin as well as some of the tissue beneath. Often, all the nerves in the skin are destroyed and the victim feels very little pain at first. The burn will turn white, black, cherry, or yellow. Soon after the burn, extreme pain will follow and the skin will often be dry and leathery. As the burn heals, there will be dense scarring and skin grafts may be required.
The Road to Recovery
The recovery process for burn injury victims is often a long, arduous, painful, and expensive experience for everyone involved. Burn injury hospitalization is one of the most costly catastrophic injuries to treat. For this reason and a multitude of others, it is important to enlist the expert assistance of our personal injury lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With years of experience representing burn injury victims, our attorneys will protect your rights.
Contact our Personal Injury Lawyers
To learn more about your entitlements following a catastrophic burn injury, contact the personal injury lawyers of Sheridan & Murray in Pennsylvania or New Jersey today. We will work hard for you, allowing you to focus on your recovery and your loved ones.