Have You Been Severely Burned?
When Recommending a Boston Law Firm in Connection with Serious Burn Injuries, Lawyers Turn to Parker Scheer
Those who have suffered the agony of second, third, and even fourth-degree burns describe the pain they’ve experienced as among the most severe of all traumatic injuries. In addition to the pain of the burn, burn injuries have high risks of infection and complications. Personal injury cases involving severe burns commonly result from the following:
- Explosions. There are many different causes of explosions, from faulty gas lines to combustible materials that have not been handled correctly to open flames. Negligence of some kind often causes the explosion.
- Building Fires. People who are caught in fires in residential and commercial structures often have severe burns, and can suffer from smoke inhalation as well.
- Defective Products. A defective product fire will usually result from one of three scenarios. First, the product itself can cause a fire due to its improper manufacturing. Second, the manufacturer could have missed a fire-causing element in its design. Third, a product can fail to detect a fire at a time when it should have, such as a faulty fire alarm.
- Motor Vehicle Collisions. These may result in fires or explosions, both of which pose a great risk to the passengers and drivers involved in the accident. Most commonly, fires in car accidents are the result of gas explosions or contact with something else in the road.
- Electric Shock. When someone is exposed to high voltage electricity, this causes an electrical burn injury. Unsurprisingly, this danger is most present for those working in the electrical field. An electrical burn injury is unique from many other burns in that it results from the electric current flowing through the body, and the wound is the current’s exit. Depending on the voltage, this can also lead the heart to stop beating and have very serious complications.
- Accidental exposure to harmful chemicals and radiation. Chemicals that cause burns include both strong acids and bases and are most commonly found in laboratories. In severe chemical burns, the chemical can melt the skin. This makes it very hard to remove the chemical and clean the affected area, which in turn can increase the injury.
- Hot Liquids. This area includes burns from a variety of hot liquids such as coffee and boiling water. Liquid burns are often very painful and can occur in restaurants and kitchens. In most cases, they do not cause as severe of injuries as the other types.
Those plagued with the most severe burn injuries often face life-threatening infections and are required to undergo a variety of skin grafts using their own bodies (autografts) as well as using the skin of cadavers (allografts). The shock caused by fluid and electrolyte imbalance and resulting secondary infection are perhaps the most common cause of post-accident burn-related fatalities.
Parker Scheer personal injury attorneys have successfully represented clients in a wide variety of serious personal injury cases involving severe burns and the often complicated recovery periods following the initial injury. A Parker Scheer Boston personal injury lawyer can help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to, including damages for your pain and suffering, related medical expenses and lost wages.
Do you need a Boston Burn Injury Lawyer?
If you have suffered a burn injury, contact us for a free confidential case review and receive a response within hours, or call (617) 886-0500. If you need a burn injury lawyer outside of Massachusetts, contact us for a referral.
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