Get Legal Help And Resources For Burn Injuries
Burns can occur anywhere and to anyone. They can occur on the job or in the comfort of your own home. Burn injuries can occur from explosions, open flames, steam, hot water, electric current and even through radiation exposure.
If you have been involved in a serious accident or injury involving burns and/or skin grafts, seek legal help from the Downs Law Firm. We can connect you with recovery resources in the Louisiana community, answer your questions about your case and help you seek the maximum compensation available to you.
Understanding The Degrees Of Burns
There are three degrees of burn injuries:
- First-degree burns involve minor tissue damage and affect only the epidermis. These burns may cause red skin, swelling and pain, but they will usually heal with minimal treatment.
- Second-degree burns involve both the epidermis and the underlying skin known as the dermis. These burns are deeper and cover a larger surface area, causing blisters to form. If not treated, a second-degree burn can progress to a third-degree burn. Victims with second-degree burns need immediate medical attention and recovery time is usually prolonged.
- Third-degree burns are the most severe burn injury because they affect the epidermis, dermis and the hypodermis underneath. Often, these burns feel numb due to nerve and tissue loss. Healing is very slow. Third-degree burns often leave extensive scarring, so skin grafts and surgeries may be needed.
Treating Burn Injuries Is Incredibly Expensive
Burn injuries are some of the most painful and complicated injuries one can face. Over 40,000 victims are treated for burn injuries every year, according to the American Burn Association. Unfortunately, they are also one of the most expensive injuries to treat. A severe burn that covers 30% of someone’s total body area can cost between $100,000 and $700,000 in hospital, urgent care and doctor fees. In general, the more severe a burn is, the longer it will take to fully recover.
Get Compensation To Pay For Your Treatment
The Downs Law Firm can help you fight for monetary compensation to pay for your damages, including the cost of skin grafts and other treatment. At our offices in Bastrop and Monroe, you can have a free consultation with our lawyer. We are also licensed to practice in Arkansas and Mississippi. To schedule a consultation, call 318-284-8551 or send us an email.