Secure Maximum Compensation with a Burn Injury Lawyer
Burn injuries can cause a tremendous amount of personal suffering, including expensive treatments, extensive scarring, and a painful recovery process. Our firm has successfully represented burn injury cases and can hold the responsible parties accountable and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve. A burn injury lawyer at our Boise, ID, office can provide you with comprehensive legal representation so you can focus your efforts on a successful recovery. If you or a loved one has suffered a severe burn injury, please call our office at (208) 343-7510 or contact us online today.
The recovery process after a burn injury can be uniquely extensive and painful.
Types of Burn Injuries
A burn injury can happen almost anywhere. They can happen at home, after a car accident, or on a work site. Construction workers, electricians, chefs, and other workers risk the potential for burn injuries on a regular⏤if not daily⏤basis. Not all burn injuries are caused by open flames, however. Some other types of burn injuries that workers can experience are caused by chemicals, faulty electrical wiring, or scalding liquids.
A burn injury can happen almost anywhere. They can happen at home, after a car accident, or on a work site.
Degree of Burns
Burns are classified by degree and range from first- through third-degree burns. A first-degree burn is the least severe, affecting only the outermost layer of the skin. First-degree burns generally do not cause permanent damage. Second- and third-degree burns are much more severe. A second-degree burn affects both the outer layer of skin as well as the layer beneath that, known as the dermis. These burns usually cause blisters and thickened skin. Third-degree burns are the most severe because they affect one of the deepest layers of skin, known as the subcutaneous tissues. Third-degree burns may make the skin appear white or leathery and can cause permanent damage to the nerves, muscles, and bones.
Negative Impact of Burn Injuries
Serious second- and third-degree burns not only permanently damage internal muscles, organs, and more, but they can also lead to infections. Third-degree burns can also be fatal. Victims of burn injuries typically require multiple surgeries to remove and repair the damaged tissues. Most victims also require extensive therapy to regain mobility. Severe burns can keep victims out of work for extended periods of time, resulting in a substantial loss of income. This can place a severe hardship on the victim and his or her family.
Recovering Compensation In Burn Injury Cases
Our firm has successfully settled burn injury claims on behalf of our clients, securing millions of dollars in compensation. We can help you recover compensation for your burn injury as well. We will diligently pursue damages to compensate you for your medical treatments and ongoing care as well as for your loss of income, pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, and any other fees you may incur as a result of your injury.
Learn How We Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe burn injury, call our office at (208) 343-7510 or contact Hepworth Holzer online to speak with one of our lawyers. We will thoroughly review the details of your case and help you receive the compensation to which you are entitled to help you begin your recovery process.