Burn injuries are possible in any number of accidents. In some instances, this type of personal injury will be minor, impacting only the surface layer of skin. However, in many cases, burn injury is severe, resulting in both immense pain and long-term complications including:
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of mobility
- Bone and joint damage
- Cardiac arrest
When a burn victim dies of their injury, the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury in an accident, please call the Duncan Firm at 877-638-6226 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Little Rock, Arkansas attorneys.
Types of Burn Injury
Many burn injuries are thermal, meaning they come from a heat source such as fire or boiling water. Others, particularly those occurring on construction sites and in other industrial professions, may result from chemical or electrical burns. Each of these types of burns can have unique, yet equally damaging consequences.
Burns are classified by degree:
- First-degree burns are superficial, meaning the outer layer of skin has not been damaged. These burns do not generally require any medical intervention
- Second-degree burns occur when the damage extends below the second layer of skin. While these burns may seem minor, they can result in infection and other health concerns
- Third-degree burns, the most serious type of burn injury, occur when damage extends below the second layer of skin. Third-degree burns may damage muscles, nerves, bones, and joints, and often result in long-term consequences
No matter what type of burn you have sustained, you may be faced with medical expenses, an inability to work, home and lifestyle modifications, and untold amounts of pain and suffering. If your burn injury was the result of an accident, you may be entitled to seek significant compensation for these and related damages.
To learn more about your rights following a burn injury, please contact the Duncan Firm through our online form or by calling 877-638-6226 to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated Little Rock, Arkansas personal injury attorneys today.