Serious burns are some of the worst injuries caused by accidents for several reasons. First, burn injuries tend to be very painful. Second, for serious burns, the treatment is often even more painful than the initial burn. Third, serious burn injuries are often disfiguring and debilitating. Unfortunately,in the United States, every 2 hours someone dies from a burn injury, and every three minutes someone is injured by a burn. Each year, 1.1 million burn injuries will require medical treatment, and approximately 15,000 people will die from burns or burn-related infections.
Burns are generally classified by severity:
- First-degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin.
- Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath.
- Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath.
Burns can be caused by many factors - fire, heat, electricity, radiation, steam, water, chemicals, or other hazards. Burn injury victims often suffer from painful and debilitating symptoms, and many deal with disfigurement and disabilities for the rest of their lives. These individuals may require lengthy and extensive medical treatment and face a lifetime of emotional and physical pain and suffering.
The medical costs involved in treating burn injuries are significant and are one of the most expensive types of injuries to treat. They often involve repeated hospitalizations for reconstructive surgeries such as skin grafting, as well as physical therapy and rehabilitation. Serious burn injuries can also take a toll on a person’s self-image due to the scarring they will have to endure for the rest of their lives and therefore they often require counseling to help overcome these issues. And, of course, there are often other financial losses associated with a burn injury such as lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, etc.The award-winning attorneys at The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. represent individuals who have been burned due to the fault of another person or company or because of a faulty product. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing burn victims, and we are dedicated to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve.
If you would like to speak with us regarding a potential burn injury case, please contact us online or call us at one of our three Middle Tennessee locations. While our offices are in Middle Tennessee, we represent burn victims and their families across the State. For a free, no-obligation consultation, please call us at:
We handle all burn accident cases on a contingency basis, so we only get paid if we recover money for you and your family. And, unlike some lawyers, we advance all case expenses so you do not have to pay anything out-of-pocket to pursue your legal rights For more information on fees and expenses and the legal process, we encourage you to review our FAQ and Legal Guide page for helpful information on a number of topics including: