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Burn injuries can be some of the most severe type of injuries, and many require a burn injury lawyer. Of all the cases we handle, cases involving burn injuries can be among the most extreme and catastrophic. The initial burn injury itself can be extremely painful and traumatizing. Recovery from serious burn injuries often requires extensive surgeries, such as skin grafts, and can be a slow and painful process. The risk of infection and other complications are high. Even when the injuries heal the victim can be left with a debilitating physical disabilities and disgorgement, as well as mental, emotional and physical scarring.
A burn injury lawyer may be able to help in these cases. However, depending on the cause of the burn, the level of severity can change. While some damage is temporary, other burns can leave lifelong, permanent effects. A first-degree burn causes injury to the outer layer of skin only. Second-degree burns are more severe and can cause blistering and swelling Third-degree burns are the most severe and can cause tissue and nerve damage. No matter what the cause, or how severe the burn injury is, burn victims deserve compensation for injuries they sustain through another person’s fault.
There are different ways to classify burns. No matter what type, the Washington DC injury lawyers at Cohen & Cohen may be able to assist, regardless of the burn classification. Burns are classified as thermal, chemical, electrical, or radiological.
Thermal Burns: Causes of thermal burns vary. Among the causes are:
There are also varying ways in which these accidents can occur. Accidents that can cause thermal burn injuries include:
Chemical Burns: Chemical burns are also caused by various situations. The most common are:
Chemical burns can be difficult to treat and often cause severe injuries because damage continues until the chemical causing the burn is inactivated. These are some of the cases where a burn injury lawyer is most needed to defend a victim to such serious physical damage.
Electrical Burns: Electrical burns can be caused by various electrical sources, both natural and manufactures. These include:
Electrical burns are caused primarily when an electrical current runs through the body. The degree of the electrical burn is dependent on the voltage of the currant, and often results in internal as well as external injuries.
Radiological Burns: There is more than one way to be inflicted with a radiological burn. Ways in which radiological burns are caused can consist of:
A burn injury lawyer can be used in these cases. Radiological burns are often the fault of a poorly practiced treatment and victims deserve adequate compensation.
Like other types of catastrophic injury cases, burn cases are complex. They can require extensive testimony from experts on the issues of causation, appropriate treatment, the permanency of the injuries, and their likely long-term impact on the victim. To successfully litigate burn injury cases, your attorney should have experience, passion for representing the injured, and determination. If you or your loved one has suffered from a burn injury, call Cohen & Cohen and we will be happy to set you up with a burn injury lawyer on our team to fight for you to receive fair compensation.