Burn injuries can be extremely painful and life-threatening. Often, they are accompanied by immense physical and emotional trauma, in addition to the huge finances required to reverse these injuries. In some cases, the damage is so serious that no type of treatment can undo the nerve damage.
But with enough financial resources, injured victims can live a comfortable life without fear of uncertainty, especially if the injuries leave them incapacitated to go to work. Our Conroe burn injury lawyers understand that maximum compensation can help you achieve some comfort after suffering burn injuries. For this reason, our dedicated attorneys compassionately fight for our client’s legal rights by aggressively pursuing the parties at fault.
Burn injuries happen for many reasons. But sadly, many incidents are caused by negligence. A person or entity that fails to maintain a reasonable duty of care towards others is deemed to have been negligent if their actions or inactions cause harm to other persons. In Texas, anyone found capable of breaching their legal duty of care can face civil prosecution depending on the intricacies surrounding the case.
Some of the major causes of burn injuries in Conroe, as established by the American Burn Association, include:
Commercial and cargo airplanes normally carry thousands of liters of fuel to enable them to cover long distances without the need for refueling. Unfortunately, this large amount of fuel makes them predisposed to fire incidences when a crash occurs. 90% of airplane crashes result in fire outbreaks during impact, severely injuring hundreds of passengers immediately.
While any type of traffic accident can result in a fire incident, there are specific scenarios likely to cause an outbreak. For example, when a car rolls over and spills fuel, any spark can be enough to ignite a huge fire. Trapped passengers are often at more risk of suffering serious burn injuries and are in some cases burnt to death. Truck accidents ferrying gasoline and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) are also at an elevated risk of causing fire-related injuries in case of an accident.
Any defective electrical product can cause a fire outbreak, and if not well alerted, you can sustain irreversible burn injuries. The American Burn Association estimates that at least 40% of all fire accidents caused by electrical faults are caused by defective products. In such a scenario, a skilled lawyer can help you file a product liability claim against the manufacturer for compensation. Additionally, other types of personal negligence can result in electrical faults.
Modern factories, including oil refineries and food processing plants, may use high-temperature steam producers and boilers. And while this makes it easier for them to run their operations, such risky equipment poses a serious threat to the safety of technicians and factory workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that factory workers be equipped with safety equipment to protect them from harm. If your employer doesn’t carry Workers’ Compensation, and our lawyers in Conroe can help you obtain compensation for your burn injury from your employer.
The type of burn injury you suffer will be dependent on several factors, such as the intensity of the fire as well as the amount of time you were exposed to heat or steam. They are classified based on their severity as explained below:
This is the least severe burn injury. In this case, the innermost layer of the skin is not harmed, but the outermost part is burned. Fortunately, these injuries heal on themselves and do not require serious medical treatment.
Here, both the innermost and outermost parts of the skin are affected. The injured person will experience pain and suffering for some time before they heal. Very often, the victim may require treatment to fast-track their recovery and healing.
Also referred to as “full-thickness” burn, a third-degree burn completely damages the two layers of the skin, and with time, the affected area may become charred. This may not be painful at first, since nerves are in most cases damaged, but doctors may recommend grafting as a mode of treatment.
These are life-threatening injuries. They completely damage all the parts of your skin and may go as far as affecting your internal organs such as the liver, tendons, muscles, kidneys, and bones. They also lead to permanent disfigurement, lowering the quality of life of the victim. Death may also occur. If you or a loved one suffered any of these types of burn injuries, reach out to an experienced attorney.
Our Conroe burn injury lawyers are committed to helping you get the justice you rightfully deserve. Although obtaining monetary compensation won’t undo the damages suffered, it will undoubtedly help you adjust to your new life. To discuss more about burn injury lawsuits, contact us right away.