Accidents that involve serious burns can be extremely traumatizing to victims. With severe second or third degree burns, people are often left with long-lasting physical effects including, disfigurement, mobility issues, and crippling chronic pain. These issues may have a direct impact on victims’ abilities to earn a living, or continue to perform in their current job. There is also the emotional toll that can damage peoples’ self-esteem and confidence. Clearly, the severity of these injuries is amplified that much more when children are involved.
Accidents involving severe burns can result from many situations including car accidents, working on a job, or staying in a restaurant or hotel. If a third party is at fault, you and your family have the right to file a claim for damages too.
Following a severe burn, victims may spend weeks or months in a hospital’s burn unit, and there may be the need for additional home care afterward. All of these factors contribute to rehabilitation costs while preventing the injured party from earning an income, possibly over a long-term, or permanent basis. In these instances, the at-fault party must be held accountable.
The personal injury lawyers at Pipella Law understand the severity of burns, and how these injuries will have a financial, physical, and emotional impact on your future. Our experience in this area helps our clients attain the maximum compensation for their pain and suffering. If you, or a loved one, are dealing with a severe burn injury from an accident, call our office today.
Classifying the Severity of Skin Burns
First Degree Burns – Referred to as superficial burns, first degree burns typically affect only the outer layer of skin, causing reddening, pain, and edema. Without medical attention these wounds may heal in a 12-15 day period and may not require medical care.
Second Degree Burns – Referred to as partial-thickness burns, second degree burns cause acute pain, and the formation of blisters. These burns usually only affect the outer layer of the skin, but can damage the underlying dermis. Normal healing time is usually 21-30 days.
Third Degree Burns – Referred to as full-thickness burns, third degree burns are very severe and may permanently damage the full depth of the skin including the epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous fat, muscle, and bones. These burns often may also include permanent nerve damage, long healing times (dependent on scale), higher potential for infection, severe scaring, and the potential for disfigurement and immobility.
Our Reputation Will Fight For Your Loss
Pipella Law has been serving Calgarians for over 50 years in the area of personal injury law. Our injury legal team and our field experts bring a strong understanding to the evidence surrounding burn accidents, and the impact of their aftermath. We successfully negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of our clients and we secure settlements that are fair and as swift as possible, so you can get back to your recovery. We make in-hospital visits for all of our clients in the midst of receiving hospital care, and we are accessible 24-hours a day.