Common Causes of Burn Injuries
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to a burn, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Because burn injuries are so severe, you may be unable to work and therefore unable to pay your hospital bills. Our experienced Virginia personal injury lawyers can help you recover the compensation you deserve while you focus on your recovery. Here is some information on the most common causes of burn injuries.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries | Background
According to data collected by the American Burn Association (ABA), roughly 500,000 people receive treatment for burn injuries across the United States every year. Burn injuries can result from any sort of accident that exposes an individual to fire, scalding hot liquids or objects, high voltages of electricity, or caustic chemicals. While mild first-degree burns can cause minor discomfort and a reddening of the skin, more severe second- and third-degree burns can cause considerable damage to the underlying muscles, tendons, and nerve endings, possibly requiring amputation. Furthermore, burn injuries are often associated with incredibly traumatic events and can carry a heavy psychological toll, requiring expensive and long-term therapy as treatment.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries | Examples
Burn injuries can result from any of the following:
- MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS
- BUILDING FIRES
- ELECTRICAL SHOCKS
- NATURAL GAS EXPLOSIONS
- DANGEROUS PRODUCTS
- CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS
In many cases, these injuries are caused by another party’s carelessness or failure to adhere to established safety guidelines. If it can be proven that your injuries were caused by another party’s carelessness, you may be able to pursue compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life. Our Virginia burn injury lawyer can help you assess your legal options and determine the most appropriate course of action to pursue.