The American Burn Association claims that nearly half a million individuals in the United States seek medical treatment for burn injuries annually. These types of catastrophic injuries are considered one of the most painful injuries a person can suffer, resulting in permanent and debilitating scars, as well as mental trauma from the incident which can last a lifetime. When a burn injury is caused by an individual’s or entity’s negligence, victims can pursue financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
At Elizabeth A. Citrin, P.C., we have helped our clients not only obtain the monetary damages they incurred but also help them recover their lives. Attorney Citrin understands the financial and medical impact of severe burns to help you maximize your entitled settlement.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
When a person suffers severe burns, medical treatment for such an injury often causes the victim physical and psychological pain. Once the injury has been treated and the wounds have healed, scarring and other forms of disfigurement can impede mobility, movement, and the ability to perform daily tasks. In addition, the victim also suffers the loss of their self-esteem and sense of identity.
The following are the common causes of burn injuries:
- Structure fires – According to burn centers throughout the country, seventy-three percent of all burn injuries are caused by home and workplace fires. Malfunctioning electrical and heating equipment are often the main factors in structure fires.
- Car accident fires – Motor vehicle fires are generally caused by collisions involving another automobile or object and gas explosions. When car accident fires occur, occupants typically suffer serious and fatal injuries.
- Electrocution – When a person is exposed to high-voltage electricity, it could result in electrical burns. Construction and other industrial workplaces experience a high number of electrical burn injuries.
- Toxic chemicals – When a person comes in contact with acids or strong bases, they can suffer chemical burn injuries. These strong chemicals can dissolve the skin and are difficult to wash away once exposed.
- Hot liquids and surfaces – Exposure to flames, flashes, steam, and hot liquids or surfaces can result in thermal burn injuries.
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