Richmond Burn Injury Lawyer

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Burn injury victims face a myriad of problems, as they have to deal not only with physical but also psychological issues relating to burns caused by traumatic injury. Burn injuries are often considered one of the most painful non-fatal injuries that injury victims endure. Nerve endings are damaged as a result of burns, which can result in extreme pain.

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury due to someone else's negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation for your damages and losses. While you focus on healing and getting back to your life, let an experienced Richmond burn injury attorney investigate those responsible and craft a case on your behalf. The team at the Halperin Law Center has the experience necessary to assist you with getting justice.

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Different Types of Burns

Generally speaking, a burn is defined as damage to tissues of the body caused by fire/heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight or radiation. The most common causes of burns in the United States are scalds from steam or hot liquids, building fires, and flammable liquids. Another type of burn that may not be as common is an inhalation injury caused by breathing smoke.

Burns are classified according to their severity. There are three types:

  • First-degree burns damage the surface layer of skin
  • Second-degree burns damage the layer of skin underneath
  • Third-degree burns damage the deepest layer of skin and tissues (including nerve endings)

Burns can cause an array of physical problems, including swelling, blistering, scarring and, in more serious cases, shock and even death. Burns can also result in infections because they damage the skin's protective barrier. Treatment for burns varies depending on the type, severity, location and cause of the burn. Major advances in the treatment of burn injuries have improved survival rates, but complications after initial treatment remain a major problem.

How Burn Injuries Impact Your Body

In addition to the severe pain and scarring, burn injuries often can impact other functions and parts of the body, to include:

  • Nerves
  • Bones
  • Muscles
  • Blood vessels
  • The respiratory system
  • Joint function
  • Normal body temperature
  • Thermal regulation
  • Fluid balance
  • Manual dexterity
  • Physical appearance of the skin and body

Treatment of burns is determined by the nature and severity of the burn. Antibiotic creams can prevent or treat infections. First and second degree burns generally heal without the need for grafts. After a third-degree burn, victims need skin or synthetic grafts to cover exposed tissue and encourage new skin to grow. Thick scarring is also very common with third-degree burns.

Call Our Firm for Reliable Counsel

Every year in the U.S., millions of people are burned and of those million burn victims, thousands die as a result of the burns. Although the number of fatalities due to burns in the United States has dropped, the National Institute of Health reports that approximately 3,800 people die every year as a result of burn injuries.

It may be difficult to determine if your burn injury or the death of a loved one is due to the negligence of a third party. An attorney experienced in handling catastrophic injury claims can help you determine the source and cause of the accident / fire so that you can determine who is at fault. The Halperin Law Center has represented numerous burn injury victims over the years and have the resources, compassion, and dedication to assist burn victims and their families in receiving just compensation.

If you have been seriously injured by a burn or lost a loved one due to burn injuries, contact the Richmond personal injury lawyers at the Halperin Law Center to schedule a free consultation with an experienced burn injury attorney.



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