Anyone who has ever experienced a burn knows burns are not pleasant, and the pain can linger for a long time. Burn injuries are classified by degree, with first-degree being the least serious and sixth-degree the most serious. The plaintiffs lawyers at the Philadelphia, PA law firm of Levin & Zeiger LLP understand severe burns can require serious and life-altering surgical procedures, such as skin grafts and amputation. Fifth- and sixth-degree burns can be fatal. Our attorneys know that the severity of a burn also depends on its surface area; the larger the area affected by the burn, regardless of its degree, the more serious the injury.
Burns can result from a number of different types of injuries:
Chemical burns: Strong acids and bases that come into contact with the skin can cause chemical burns. Chemical burns may also be caused by some types of chemical weapons. The injury may occur immediately upon contact with the chemical, or it may take a few minutes or even hours before physical and painful symptoms appear. Some chemical burns are severe enough to be life-threatening.
Electrical burns: When electric current passes through the body, a burn on the surface of the skin may result. The size of the burn does not always give an indication of how severe the electrical injury actually is. Electrical burns are merely a symptom of what might be very serious internal injuries to the organs and tissue.
Radiation burns: All types of radiation, from the sun's UV rays to radioactive fallout to X-rays, can cause burns on the skin. These types of burns can range from mild to fatal depending on the extent to while the body was exposed to the radiation, as well as the type of radiation.
Scalding and contact burns: When the surface of the skin comes into contact with a hot liquid or surface, such boiling water or a hot stove, a burn or blister will appear on the skin. These burns are usually superficial and are rarely fatal.
When you experience a burn as a result of the actions of another person or a company, you have the right to recover for your medical bills and pain and suffering. Our lawyers understand the different diagnoses of burn injuries. We work with physicians and specialists to assure that clients receive the finest legal representation, as well as the finest support and medical care.
When you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or New Jersey personal injury attorney to represent you, a family member or friend who has suffered a burn injury, contact Levin & Zeiger, LLP, who represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case. To arrange a consultation, please give us a call at 215-825-5183 or send us an email via the form above.
Representing clients with burn injuries requires a team of aggressive investigators and lawyers all devoting their maximum effort to their clients. At Levin & Zeiger, LLP, our Pennsylvania and New Jersey personal injury attorneys work together with a team of investigators and support staff to investigate every claim so that we may aggressively and zealously represent our clients and obtain the best possible results.