Burn Injuries

Burns and related injuries are the most severe tragic traumas an individual can ever experience. Not only can those injuries leave an individual exposed to some kind of infection, but in addition these can leave him or her disfigured for the rest of their life. If you or your loved ones experienced these kinds of injuries and you are now seeking proper compensation for your damages, do not hesitate to get in touch with a qualified and experienced attorney at the earliest opportunity.

General types of burn injuries

Electrical burns

It is a very common accident that occurs in construction and usually is a result of faulty equipment, unsafe outlets or faulty wiring. This may lead to severe nerve damage.

Scalding burns

Scalding burns is a very common injury in restaurant business that is caused by contact with some hot liquids. Generally occurs in breweries, wineries or boiler explosions.

Flame burns

Generally occur in car accidents or restaurant injuries. Arguably the most severe flame burns take place in industrial accidents and are caused by an explosion or by getting into contact with unlabeled or mismanaged flammable materials.

Chemical burns

Manufacturing accidents generally occur due to chemicals or toxins. The chemicals and toxins are generally highly regulated by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) that has some strict rules regarding handling of chemicals and toxins.

Thermal burns

Overexposure to the sun is a common injury in construction. The accidents may occur due to proximity to furnaces, smelting areas and glass blowing.

Contact burns

One of the most common type of burn injuries that are caused by a prolonged contact with a hot object. In most cases the object is either not clearly labeled, not properly cordoned off or not labeled at all.

General traits of the burn injuries

  • Infection
    Most burns could be easily exposed to the infection, so it is important to take proper care of the issue on time.
  • Pain
    Burns are rightfully known as the most consistently painful injuries.
  • Adventitious sounds
    Wheezing could be an indication of internal lung burns.
  • Hoarseness
    Generally is a sign of a burned throat area.
  • Dysphasia
    Swelling in the throat and consequential loss of speech.
  • Burnt Hair
    Hair growth may be prevented by the scarring.
  • Nausea/ Vomiting
    Exposure to chemicals and smoke inhalation may lead to those symptoms.
  • Unconsciousness
    The brain may shut down due to the pain caused by the burns.

An attorney will help seek compensation on burn injuries for:

  • Medical costs – Fees, hospital, emergency room.
  • Ongoing medical costs – Speech therapy, physical and mental therapy, pharmaceuticals.
  • Loss of income – Lost income and potential wages.
  • Pain and suffering – Compensation for any general or special damages.

 

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Gomez Law Firm, Houston personal injury attorney