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According to the American Burn Association, more than 1 million Americans suffer burn injuries each year. Over 40,000 of these injuries result in hospitalization and 4,500 of these victims die as a result of their injuries.
Burn injuries are painful; they affect a person’s daily life and can result in permanent disfigurement. Burn injuries can happen as a result of various activities, such as house fires, car accidents, electrocution, industrial accidents, defective products, and work-related injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, call Zinda Law Group at (888) 653-1650 for a free consultation with a Tucson burn injury attorney.
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What Types of Damages Am I Entitled To?
If your burn injury happened while on the job or as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. In either of these cases, it is important for you to obtain a personal injury lawyer to assess the strength of your claim. If the defendant acted intentionally, you may also be able to obtain punitive damages.
An attorney may seek damages on your behalf for any of the following:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Compensation for physical and emotional pain
- Lost wages
- Wrongful death
What Are the Types of Burn Injuries?
Burn injuries are categorized by degrees, which depends both on the depth and severity of the injury. Whether or not you need to hire a lawyer after a burn injury may depend on the severity of the burn.
This is the most minor type of burn in which the outer layer of the skin is burned but not all the way through. Symptoms that indicate this type of burn include red skin, swelling, and some pain associated with the burn. A sunburn is an example of this type of burn.
This type of burn occurs when the first layer of skin has burned and the second layer is also burned. Second-degree burns are accompanied by extremely red skin that could also appear splotchy. There may be blisters on the skin, and the pain and swelling is more severe than a first-degree burn.
This is the most serious type of burn and involves all layers of the skin. Permanent tissue damage may occur as a result of this type of burn. The following symptoms may indicate a third-degree burn:
- Black or charred skin
- Dry or white areas
- Fat, muscle or bone may be affected
- Difficulty breathing
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What Should I Do After a Burn Injury?
Your highest priority after suffering a burn injury is to seek medical treatment immediately from a qualified physician. A doctor will be able to not only diagnose and treat your injury but also document the injury for future legal purposes. Even after your initial treatment, be sure to complete any ongoing therapy and attend all follow-up appointments as prescribed by your doctor.
In burn injury cases, it is imperative to document the injuries at every stage of the recovery process. This will be helpful in proving your claim. Any other physical evidence of the injuries should also be maintained. If possible, take photographs of the scene of the accident, get statements from any witnesses, and save any documents from your doctor, employer, and insurance company.
Our Tucson Burn Injury Lawyers Can Help
At Zinda Law Group, our Tucson burn injury attorneys have helped countless burn victims recover compensation for medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more.
Call us today at (888) 653-1650 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Tucson burn injury lawyers.