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Burn Injuries

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Burn injuries can be among some of the most devastating injuries you can face.

A serious burn can require extensive medical treatment and result in permanent disfigurement and disability. If you’ve suffered a burn injury through someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. An Atlanta burn injury lawyer at Gilormo Injury Law can help you get the damages you need to get your life back after an accident.

Your Atlanta Burn Injury Lawyer Will Determine if Negligence Caused Your Injury

In most personal injury cases, the main issue is whether someone else’s negligence caused your accident. In other words, you may be entitled to compensation if you can prove that someone’s failure to take reasonable care to prevent an accident caused your injury. Burn injury cases are no different – you may be entitled to compensation when working with an Atlanta burn injury lawyer if your burn was the direct result of someone else’s negligence.

Our Atlanta burn injury lawyer team have outlined some examples of negligence that could result in a burn injury:

  • A landlord fails to ensure that smoke detectors are functioning properly.
  • The owner of an entertainment venue does not have a working sprinkler system or sufficient fire exits.
  • A restaurant owner fails to adequately protect patrons from hot surfaces.
  • A manufacturer does not put proper protections in place to shield employees from dangerous chemical spills.
  • Employers fail to provide proper safety equipment to employees who are likely to be exposed to dangerous chemicals or extreme heat.
  • An apartment owner knowingly allows apartments in their building to be occupied in excess of occupancy restrictions set forth in the fire code.
  • A product has a design defect that results in consumers being burned.

In each of these examples, the employer, manufacturer, or property owner is arguably responsible for any injuries that arise from their negligence or reckless behavior. After an accident it isn’t your job to determine the negligent party. When you hire an Atlanta burn injury lawyer at Gilormo Injury Law we launch a full investigation into the accident that caused your burn injuries.

What Your Burn Injury Case May Be Worth When Working with an Atlanta Burn Injury Lawyer?

The cost of a burn injury to you or a child could be catastrophic. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:

  • Your medical expenses, especially any uncovered medical expenses such as copays and deductibles
  • Any and all lost income
  • Any other expenses caused by your injury such as necessary medical accommodations or increased travel and transportation expenses
  • Your pain and suffering

The last component, pain and suffering, can be the most difficult to calculate because there are no bills that you can point to. Pain and suffering fall under the category of “non-economic damages,” but that doesn’t mean you aren’t entitled to compensation for them. Most non-lawyers underestimate the value of their claim, especially the pain and suffering component. An experienced Atlanta burn injury lawyer can help you get fair compensation for your claim.

 

 

Understanding the Severity of Burn Injuries

Regardless of the type of burn you have suffered, each can vary in degree of severity. You should speak with an Atlanta burn injury lawyer if your burn injuries required a trip to the emergency room.

  • First degree burns are the least serious burns, as the damage is limited to the top layer of skin. Symptoms include redness and minor inflammation, and will usually heal on their own within a few days.
  • Second-degree burns involve damage to the outer and middle layers of the skin, which can result in blistering and infection. Second-degree burns may require treatment at the ER and require short-term hospitalization.
  • Third-degree burns involve severe damage to the outer, middle, and inner layers of skin. Because there is so much damage to the skin from the burn, there are often secondary health complications and the risk of infection is quite high. Treatment will likely involve skin grafts and long-term hospitalization, but can also include amputation.
  • Fourth-degree burns are the most serious and include damage to all layers of the skin as well as the muscles, tendons, and bones. Fourth-degree burns can result in amputation, permanent and extensive disfigurement, disability, and even result in death.

If you or a loved one has suffered a third or fourth-degree burn, you should speak with an Atlanta burn injury lawyer as soon as possible. The experienced legal team at Gilormo Injury Law can evaluate your claim and help you understand your options.

Types of Burn Injuries Caused By Accidents and Negligence

Burn injuries can be caused by more than just open flames. Generally speaking, burn injuries fall into one of four categories:

  • Thermal burns – burns caused by contact with extreme heat such as fire, steam, and hot liquids
  • Chemical burns – burns caused by contact with corrosive materials or chemicals such as acids or alkalis
  • Radiation burns – burns caused by contact with nuclear radiation
  • Light burns – burns caused by sunlight or ultraviolet light

Most serious burn injury cases involve either thermal or chemical burns. Radiation burns can be very serious but are far less common. Burns caused by light are often the least serious, but can still be quite painful and carry long-term consequences.

Burn Injuries Require Significant Medical Treatment

Burn injuries are among the most serious injuries you can face. As mentioned above, many burn injuries carry secondary complications in addition to the burn itself. If you’ve suffered a severe burn, some of the consequences you may be facing are as follows:

  • Extensive skin grafts to repair lost and damaged skin.
  • Amputation to remove digits or limbs that cannot be healed.
  • Infection arising from extensive damage to the outer skin, which serves as a barrier against bacteria and other infectious agents.
  • Emotional and psychological effects arising from the traumatic experience of suffering a burn injury.
  • Permanent disability and mobility issues caused by a loss of elasticity in the injured skin, ligaments, and tendons.

A burn injury can change your life forever, leaving you unable to work or take care of your family. If you’ve lost a loved one due to a burn injury, you are facing perhaps the greatest challenge of all. No matter what your situation, an Atlanta burn injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you need to move forward.

Atlanta Burn Injury Attorney FAQs

An Atlanta burn injury attorney answers your most common questions below.

  If my burns will cause permanent scarring can I recover more money? Read More

It’s very difficult to quantify the damages caused by burns in general and any resulting scarring in particular. The biggest factors are the severity of the injury, the intentions of the person who caused the burns, the extent of any scarring, and the extent to which a defendant can pay a settlement. Burn injuries tend to have a higher settlement value due to the pain and permanent scarring, but your Atlanta burn injury attorney can advise once we have all the details about your accident.

Recoverable damages for personal injuries include cosmetic damage. Scarring, especially in obvious and noticeable areas of the body, such as the face, neck, arms, and even legs, are particularly harmful cosmetic damages. You may recover for the societal and physical effects of permanent cosmetic damage, such as scarring or disfigurement, as well as the impact of any physical impairment.

  My burns are from a freak accident. Can you help me? Read More

If the “freak” accident was someone else’s fault, we can help. Generally, recovering damages for a personal injury requires that a reasonable person would have foreseen the accident could occur. So, even “freak” accidents can be grounds for a personal injury claim if the party responsible for the injury should have foreseen that such an accident could occur.

Still, this question of foreseeability can be a complicated issue, and often requires a skilled advocate to convince a judge or jury that your accident was foreseeable. You need the help of an Atlanta burn injury attorney to argue your side for you. 

  How do you know the difference between a 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burn? Read More

Generally, you can distinguish between the different degrees of burns by the symptoms they exhibit. First-degree burns affect the top layer of skin, and the symptoms include redness, painful to the touch, and mild swelling.

Second-degree burns affect the top two layers of skin, and the symptoms include deep reddening of the skin, pain, blisters, a glossy appearance from leaking fluid, and possible loss of some skin.

Third-degree burns penetrate the entire thickness of the skin and permanently destroy tissue, and the symptoms include loss of skin layers, often a lack of pain, although pain may be caused by patches of first- and second-degree burns that often surround third-degree burns, dry and leathery skin, and skin that may appear charred or have patches that appear white, brown or black.

  When should I get medical treatment for burns? Read More

Some burns can be cared for at home with common sense and first aid, other burns can be quite serious and require medical attention. Generally, first-degree burns can be treated at home by immediately cooling the burn with cold water or ice, non-stick bandages and protection from the sun. Surprisingly, common sour cream can be used to provide immediate pain relief.

However, second- and third-degree burns require examination and treatment by medical care personnel, and often what appears at first to be a first-degree burn may be revealed to be more serious within the first 48 hours. Furthermore, the bigger the burn, the more serious it can be, and burns to the hands are particularly dangerous. Every Atlanta burn injury attorney at our firm will advise that you seek medical care to ensure you are healing properly.

  How long until my burns are healed? Read More

Minor burns, like first-degree burns, heal in much the same way cuts do. Often a blister forms, which covers the injured area. Beneath the blister, white blood cells arrive to attack the bacteria and a new layer of skin grows in from the edges of the burn. This process typically takes about a week.

Second- and third-degree burns, when properly treated, typically take about two to four weeks to heal, providing they do not become infected.

  How can I tell if a burn pain is healing? Read More

It may be difficult to tell when a burn has healed because although it will have a different coloration from your regular skin, healed skin will look dry. The exception is full-thickness burns, which will appear dry from the start. If you’ve had a burn you’ve been treating for more than a week and it isn’t healing, you should seek medical care. Burns that still haven’t healed after two weeks may need a skin graft.

Speak with an Atlanta Burn Injury Lawyer at Gilormo Injury Law

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, you do not have to face your claim alone. Atlanta burn injury lawyer Amber Gilormo has dedicated her life to helping people get the compensation they deserve to help them rebuild their lives. We serve clients in all of Greater Atlanta, including Roswell, Canton, and Cumming.  Dedicated and compassionate, we’ll work with you every step of the way. If you would like to schedule a free consultation,

Call us at 770-343-7101 or fill out our online contact form to discuss your case and how we can help.

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