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According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) approximately 1.1 million Americans sustain serious burn injuries each year. These injuries frequently lead to painful wounds, life-threatening infections, nerve damage, and physical disfigurement. Unfortunately, most of these burn injuries are caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another person or corporate entity. For example, a victim can acquire first-, second-, or third-degree burns from automobile collisions, defective products, and work-related accidents. Survivors often require years of expensive medical treatments, surgeries, and rehabilitative services.

The only way to protect your financial situation and safeguard your quality of life is to seek restitution by filing a personal injury claim against the negligent party. At Goldstein & Hayes, P.C., our experienced Atlanta burn injury lawyers have helped countless clients recover substantial compensation that facilitates their overall recovery process. It can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to treat extensive burn injuries. Sadly, most survivors are unable to hold gainful employment due to their injuries. Our goal is to help you pursue damages that cover your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and more.

Rely on our 60+ years of legal experience. Contact our Atlanta burn injury attorneys at (888) 425-6070 to explore your legal options

Types of Burn Injuries

Before filing a claim, it’s important to work with a lawyer who can help you determine the long-term medical and financial impact of your injuries. Burn injuries are classified by type and cause, and the most common burns are: thermal burns, electrical burns, radiation burns, and chemical burns.

  • Thermal burns occur when your skin makes contact with extreme sources of heat. This raises the temperature of your skin and ultimately causes cell and tissue death. Thermal burns can be caused by fire, scalding liquids, intense steam, and hot metals.
  • Electrical burns are caused by electrical currents passing through the body, such as alternating (AC) or direct currents (DC).
  • Radiation burns can be sustained if you suffer prolonged exposure to sources of radiation, such as ultraviolet light, X-rays, or nuclear radiation.
  • Chemical burns are caused by contact with caustic chemicals, including: acids, alkalies, detergents, and solvents.

Burns are also classified by their degree and depth. This is extremely important because there are different treatment programs based on the extent of the damage. Plus, more serious and catastrophic burn injuries may warrant additional compensation.

Burn severity is based on three categories:

  1. First-degree burns, or “superficial burns,” only damage the outermost layer of a person’s skin. A mild sunburn can be considered a first-degree burn.
  2. Second-degree burns can damage both the epidermis (outermost layer) and part of the dermis (the second layer of skin). These burns are characterized by painful blisters that can take weeks to heal.
  3. Third-degree burns are the worst burn injury a person can sustain. The damage impacts all layers of skin and can even affect internal organs, muscles, and bones. Third-degree burns can lead to permanent nerve damage, ongoing medical complications, and even death.

If you’ve been injured due to the intentional actions or negligence of another person or entity, contact our experienced Atlanta burn injury attorneys today. Our legal team can help you secure a beneficial settlement or verdict that provides for your new life circumstances.

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You don’t need to struggle through this difficult legal process alone. At Goldstein & Hayes, P.C., our compassionate and experienced legal team is devoted to helping clients suffering from negligence-related injuries. We can investigate your case and consult with renown medical experts to develop a litigation strategy that yields substantial damages.

Contact Goldstein & Hayes, P.C.at (888) 425-6070 to schedule a free consultation.

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