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Burn injuries are caused by heat, chemicals, or electricity. They can affect the skin, or the tissues beneath the skin. It is also possible to ingest heat through inhalation of hot vapor or air, or hot liquid. The most minor burns are first degree burns. Second and third degree burns are much more serious and will require hospitalization.
Burn injuries are among the most difficult types of injuries to recover from requiring surgery or skin grafting. Serious burns are disfiguring, have a high risk of infection, and complications can occur when treating them. Both treatment and recovery can be expensive and difficult to cope with. That is why the law firm of Morelli Ratner PC is available to help you overcome the difficulties of burn injuries and to pursue compensation from the negligent parties.
Common Types of Burn Injury
Burn injuries may be the result of:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Home gas explosions
- House fires
- Scalding water
- Electrical accidents
- Industrial accidents
If you work in or around an area with highly toxic chemicals, you may be exposed to chemical burns. Chemical burns can be the most destructive type of burn if they are not responded to quickly and correctly. A chemical burn may cause disability, permanent injury or incapacitation, and even disfigurement. You are most likely to suffer a chemical burn if you work in an industry that uses chemicals, such as textiles, woodworking, laundry, or laboratory.
Burns from Explosions and Auto Accidents
Auto accidents and explosions can cause some of the most extensive burn injuries, and may cover the entire surface of an individual’s body. They are often second or third degree burns and may require months of hospitalization and rehabilitation. These types of accidents cause burns that are life-changing for both the victim and their family.
If you have been the victim of a burn injury caused by another individual or organization’s negligence or reckless behavior, contacting an experienced personal injury attorney is the first step to receiving the compensation and justice you deserve. You are already struggling with pain and recovery, and should not have to struggle with financial difficulties as well.
Please contact the experienced burn accident attorneys at Morelli Ratner PC today if you have experienced burn injuries in New York or New Jersey. We represent clients throughout New York City, Long Island, and Staten Island.