Burn Injury Lawyers in South Carolina
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury, let one of the South Carolina Burn Injury Lawyers at the Strom Law Firm help get you the compensation you deserve.
The American Burn Association states that over 486,000 Americans suffered from burn injuries in 2015. Forty-thousand of these burn injury victims are known to have been hospitalized.
Severity of Burn Injuries suffered in South Carolina
The four primary categories of these catastrophic injuries are:
- 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 South Carolina Burn Injuries
Burn injuries, most of which are considered to be catastrophic 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 burns in South Carolina include:
- Steam and hot liquid
- Grabbing heated objects, such as hair straighteners or griddles
- Electrical burns, from outlets or lightning strike
- Playing with matches
- Truck Accident
- Bus Accident
- Construction Accident
- Kitchen incidents
- Chemical burns, often from cleaning products
- Car accident
South Carolina 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. 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 across South Carolina, contact us. We offer free case evaluations and we do not collect a fee unless we recover for you. Contact our South Carolina burn injury lawyers at 803-252-4800 or online. Our firm looks forward to finding out if we are able to help you.