Causes of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can be catastrophic if they are deep enough or if they are spread over a wide area of a person’s body. These injuries can be caused in far more types of accidents than most people realize. Hot machinery and chemical spills in the workplace can cause serious burns. Electrical shortages and exposed wiring can cause electrical burns. Even a car accident can result in a car fire and serious burns. No matter how your injuries occurred, you deserve compensation from the liable party if your personal injury wasn’t your fault.

Types of Burn Injuries

Burns can occur in one of four degrees. First-degree burns only affect the top layer of skin called the epidermis, such as minor sunburns. Second-degree burns reach into the second layer of skin known as the dermis and can cause blistering and the risk of infection and scarring. Third-degree burns reach into the fatty layer below the skin and can cause nerve damage, as do fourth-degree burns that reach into the muscle and bone. Third- and fourth-degree burn injuries may also require surgery, skin grafting, and possibly amputation, which all carry a risk of complications and can cause a permanent change in the victim’s physical appearance and lifestyle.

Consider Hiring a Representative

Friedl Richardson can provide a skilled Phoenix personal injury attorney to help you file for compensation if you’ve been seriously burned because of someone else’s negligence. Our lawyers have more than 75 years of collective legal experience and have received numerous awards and other forms of recognition for their excellence. Attorney William J. Friedl has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 – 2013 lists of Arizona Super Lawyers®, which is granted to no more than 5% of Arizona’s practicing attorneys. We have the experience and skill to recover full compensation for your burn injuries, so don’t hesitate contact us and set up your free consultation.