Anyone who has received even a mild burn can confirm they are some of the slowest, most painful injuries to recover from. The pain takes a long time to subside, and the physical scars are slow to fade if they do at all. In addition to the physical pain, burn treatment can leave a lasting financial impact on you and your family.
If you were injured by a burn or fire and believe someone else is liable, consider contacting Elstein Legal. Brian L. Elstein is an experienced Boca Raton burn and fire injury lawyer who can help you get on track to recover your losses.
Causes of Burn/Fire Injuries in Florida
The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) estimates that there are 1.1 million burn injuries that require medical attention each year and 10,000 people in the U.S. die from burn-related infections yearly. Burns are caused by a variety of reasons. Some of the most common causes include:
- Car accidents,
- Household fires,
- Workplace injuries,
- Defective products,
- Electrical incidents,
- Chemical spills.
Types of Burns
When you are filing a claim for a burn injury, you will need to know what kind of burns you are suffering from. Common burn types are:
First-Degree Burns. First-degree burns only involve the top layer of skin. They are red, painful when touched, and often cause mild swelling. Sunburn is an example of a first-degree burn.
Second-Degree Burns. These burns involve the top two layers of skin. They are characterized by a deep reddening of the skin, pain, blisters, leaking fluid, and possible loss of skin.
Third-Degree Burns. This is a more severe type of burn that permeates the entire thickness of the skin and destroy skin tissue. Third-degree burns involve the loss of skin layers, dry, leathery, and charred patches that are either white, brown, or black.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
Treating severe burns may be quite costly. They may require prolonged medical attention or even hospitalization. Some of those costs could be attributed to ambulance rides, x-rays, other diagnostic tests, doctor’s visits, surgery, in-home care, and more depending on the severity of your injury. You may also be unable to return to work until you fully recovering, which can result in lost wages.
It is possible to file a claim and seek to recover damages yourself, yet doing so can be extremely complicated if you have no prior experience. Insurance companies may avoid paying out the full compensation you are likely entitled to. An attorney could determine what losses you need to recover and can negotiate on your behalf.
Your primary goal should be recovery. Let a lawyer take care of the paperwork and the claim process while you get back on your feet.
Why Hire Elstein Legal?
Elstein Legal can help with your claim and provide all the legal advice you may need. Attorney Elstein has the experience and skills necessary for your case and has helped people just like you in the past. Contact us today to learn more.