Although burn injuries may not be on the top of mind when they think about personal injury cases, thousands of Americans suffer a severe burn each year. Everyday situations that seem innocuous on the surface can actually become dangerous when negligence comes into play. Depending on the situation, some burn injuries can be caused by the negligence of another party. When this is the case, it is important to speak with an attorney that can protect your rights and help you recover in the future. If you need a law firm to step in on your behalf, contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein. Our firm has the resources and skill to construct a viable personal injury case. Don’t be a victim, pursue justice. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein for a free initial consultation.
Sources of Severe Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can happen almost anywhere. Some of the most severe cases of burns include:
- Hazardous chemicals
- Boiling liquids
- Defective products (appliances)
- Industrial accidents
- Home or vehicle fires
Oftentimes, burn injuries are entirely preventable and negligence is at play. A lack of safety protocols or unclear handling instructions on dangerous materials could be the direct cause of the damage. If you or someone you love has suffered a severe burn, let Ilkhanoff & Silverstein assess your case, guide you through your options and skillfully represent you. You might have an injury claim on your hands that could lead to significant compensation.
Burn Injury Severity Could Affect Your Case
If you have suffered a burn injury and have not already gone to see a physician, you really should consider doing so right away. An untreated burn could lead to life-threatening infection or the eventual and complete debilitation of the affected body part. In addition to treating your wounds properly, medical care should provide a report on the extent of your injuries.
There are four primary levels of burn severity:
- First-degree: Red skin without blistering that may still be incredibly painful.
- Second-degree: Blisters around the wound and thickened skin.
- Third-degree: White, leathery appearance of the wound with loss of sensation.
- Fourth-degree: Similar to third-degree but also affects bones, muscles, and tendons.
Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein
If you have been burned due to the carelessness of another party, it is simply not fair to expect you to have to pay for your medical bills. On top of those costs, you could also suffer considerably from missing time off work as you recuperate. Ilkhanoff & Silverstein is an experienced law firm with convenient locations in York, East Petersburg, and Shrewsbury, PA. We provide legal services to clients in both Pennsylvania and Maryland. Our legal team is always available to provide assistance to you and address any questions you may have. As burns may be considered a catastrophic injury, you can rest assured in knowing that we can take your case with a no-nonsense approach and aggressively bring a lawsuit against the wrongdoers, even if it means fighting them in court on your behalf. We are trial lawyers. We are ready to fight for you. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein for a free consultation to discuss your legal matter.