Burn Injury Lawyers in Camden, SC
Contact our experienced Camden Burn Injury Lawyers at the Strom Law Firm to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve.
The American Burn Association states that over 486,000 Americans suffered from burn injuries, many of which can be considered catastrophic injuries, in 2015. Forty-thousand burn injuries are known to have required hospitalization.
Severity of Camden 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 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.
Types of Camden Burn injuries
Burn injuries can result from many different accidents and incidents. Examples of the more likely burn injuries are burns caused by steam, matches, boiling water, electrical appliances, and chemical burns. However, these are not the only things that can cause a burn injury. Other frequent causes of Camden 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
- Truck Accident
- Bus Accident
- Construction Accident
- Kitchen incidents
- Chemical burns, often from cleaning products
- Car Accident
Camden 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 can also cause a significant amount of mental anguish and distress. Nobody wants to or deserves to live with that. 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 Camden, Kershaw County, or anywhere else across South Carolina, contact us. Our Camden Burn Injury Lawyers offer free case evaluations and we do not collect a fee unless we recover for you. Contact the experienced legal team of Camden Burn Injury Lawyers at Strom Law Firm at 803-252-4800 or visit our webpage and find out if we are able to help you.