The seriousness of a burn injury can mean the difference between a few months of recuperation and months of painful skin grafts. The pain and physical trauma of a burn injury is often overwhelming.
Burn injuries can happen to anyone, however, there are certain occupations that face a greater risk of suffering this type of injury. Firefighters, cooks, mechanics and construction workers are much more likely to be injured on the job.
Burn injury victims deserve straightforward legal advice that can help them understand what the best course of action is for their specific situation. With medical expenses piling up and wages being loss due to the injury, it can be a physically, emotionally and financially trying time for the victim and their family.
At Stephens, Anderson & Cummings, our personal injury lawyers understand how difficult this time can be, which is why you need a tough, experienced and knowledgeable lawyer in your corner.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can range from first to fourth; third and fourth degree burns often require skin grafts and reconstructive surgery. The skin may be burned at the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue.
- First Less serious burns that cause minor pain and redness of the skin.
- Second May lead to blisters and scarring, these types of burns can be very painful.
- Third Burns that go deeper into the tissue and can destroy the dermis and epidermis leading to scarring, muscle contractures and amputation.
- Fourth Deep tissue burns that can destroy the skin and damage muscle and bone. A fourth degree burn can lead to amputation, functional impairment and in some cases, death.
Depending on the type of burn suffered, some victims may also suffer psychological trauma as a result of the injury. Many individuals will develop anxiety, depression and some may never return to work for fear of suffering a similar injury again.
Amputations accidents can happen fast, but the consequences last a lifetime. Whether it was a construction accident, motorcycle accident or other type of accident, the loss of a hand, finger, arm or leg is devastating.
On the Job Accidents
On the job accidents can happen without warning. Although construction accidents are prevalent, an employee can be injured in most any work site. When you or a loved one have been injured on the job, you need an experienced lawyer who is knowledgeable in the state's laws and regulations, and who has the resources to investigate your case.
Non-subscriber litigation cases occur when an employer fails to have workers compensation insurance. As a result, a lawyer may file a lawsuit on behalf of the injured employee for damages.
When a land owner or building owner fails to keep their grounds safe, it can result in serious injuries costing people thousands in medical expenses. In many cases, such accidents could have been prevented.
Learn How an Experienced Burn Injury Attorney Can Help You
If you were burned on the job in Texas or Oklahoma and are unable to work, you need a burn injury lawyer who can help you get your life back on track.
Headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with offices in Oklahoma City as well, Stephens, Anderson & Cummings has helped burn injury victims for many years. We have a proven track record and can help you pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. Whatever legal issues you're dealing with, we can help.
We can work with you to design a legal strategy that best suits your specific needs. Additionally, we work on a contingency basis, which means you don't pay us unless you get paid.
Contact us today at (877) 920-9009 to schedule a free case evaluation or fill out the Free Case Evaluation form at the right hand corner of this page and we will contact you right away to discuss your claim.