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A burn injury can be a traumatizing experience. Burn injuries frequently result in extensive hospitalization and psychological counseling to both heal burns as well as aid in dealing with the mental trauma.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injury as a result of burns stemming from another's negligence, please call Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter at (855) 880-4741 for a free review of your case. Our attorneys take great pride in handling burn injury cases with the discretion and sensitivity they require.
Causes of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries often occur as a result of another person’s negligence. Some of the most common causes are:
- Auto accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Construction accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Defective products
- Housing fires
- Contact with electricity
Millions of people suffer burn injuries each year, and thousands require hospitalization or even die as a result of their burns.
Burn Types and Classification
The four most common forms of burns are:
- Thermal burns: Caused by intense heat. Thermal burns are often caused by exposure to flame or fire, scalding liquids, hot metals (welding), or steam.
- Radiation burns: Caused by exposure to harmful nuclear radiation or ultraviolet rays, such as sunlight or tanning beds.
- Electrical burns: Caused by electricity running through the body. Electrical burns can occur as the result of faulty wiring or exposed electrical lines.
- Chemical burns: Caused by exposing the skin to caustic substances. Chemical burns occur when chemicals come in contact with the skin.
There are three degrees of burn injury. First-degree burn injuries are the least severe, usually only resulting in red skin that is irritated and turns white when pressed. Burn injury claims are usually only filed when the burn injury involves second degree burns or worse.
Second-degree burn injuries cause damage to the underlying layer of skin, and can cause blistering and scars. Third-degree burns completely destroy most of the skin in the burn area, and are usually treated by removing the damaged skin and replacing it via skin graft.
Serious burn injuries can be devastating. They can cause organ damage, circulatory problems, respiratory problems, nerve damage, and even death.
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury in Orlando or anywhere in Florida, contact Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter through the form on this page or by phone at (855) 880-4741. Our burn injury lawyers will evaluate your claim for free and help you recover compensation for your injury. We will represent you on a contingent fee basis, which means that you won’t have to pay attorneys’ fees until we recover damages on your behalf.