Burn Injury Attorney in Brunswick, GA
If someone else has caused a Brunswick burn injury by their inconsiderate or negligent actions, and your life has been affected by injury or the tragic death of a loved one, contact the experienced Brunswick Burn Injury Lawyers at Strom Law Firm to work diligently towards securing compensation from the people who caused the injury.
The American Burn Association states that over 486,000 Americans suffered from burn injuries in 2015. Forty-thousand burn injuries are known to have required hospitalization. You may be working on a construction site and are severely burned on the job.
Types of Brunswick Burn injuries
Burn injuries result from many different accidents and incidents. Examples of the more likely burn injuries are burns caused by steam, matches, boiling water and electrical appliances, and chemical burns. Other frequent causes of Brunswick burns include:
- Steam and hot liquid
- Electrical burns, from outlets or lightning strike
- Grabbing heated objects, such as hair straighteners or griddles
- Playing with matches
- Kitchen incidents
- Chemical burns, often from cleaning products
- Auto accidents or Truck Accidents
Severity of Brunswick Burn Injuries
The four primary categories of burn injuries:
- First-degree burn: Affecting the outer-layer of skin, known as the epidermis. A first-degree burn is often red in color and moist. A first-degree burn is generally better within about a week or so.
- Superficial second-degree burns: breaches the epidermal layer of skin and reaches to the next layer, called the dermis. A second-degree burn may appear pink in color. A “superficial second-degree burn” generally heals on its own, usually within two weeks.
- Second-degree burns: These are different from the above-described burns. The tissue damage goes deeper into the layer of skin known as the dermis. Second-degree burns like this will be of a white color and dry. These can take three or four weeks to get better.
- Third-degree burns: Everyone has heard of a third-degree burn. These are the highest severity of classification for a burn. A third-degree burn happens when the epidermal (outermost layer) and the dermal layers of skin are both destroyed by the burn, and the damage extends subcutaneously. Third-degree burns will have significant texture to them, will be charred, and many times have a leather-ish appearance. Third-degree burns are incredibly serious, and many times will result in skin grafting or additional reconstructive techniques.
Contact Our Brunswick Burn Injury Lawyers
If you suffer a burn injury caused by defective equipment, unsafe work conditions, or a child being left unsupervised with a dangerous product, a lawsuit may be needed to recover compensation for a victim’s damages. While they may seem minor, burns of any severity are serious. A scar from a burn can last a lifetime and can sometimes affect the victim by creating a perpetual sensation of intense pain. The damage from a catastrophic injury can also cause a significant amount of mental anguish and distress. The law exists to make burn victims and other victims as close as possible to being whole again.
If you suffered burns in an accident or any other way in Brunswick, Glynn County, or anywhere else across Georgia, contact us. We offer free case evaluations, and we do not collect a fee unless we recover for you. Contact the experienced legal team of Brunswick Burn Injury Lawyers at Strom Law Firm at 912.264.6465 or on our website and find out if we can help you.