Essex County Burn Injury Lawyer
Burn injuries are painful and can result in permanent scarring, disfigurement and disability. These injuries often require extensive medical treatment, including skin grafting, where skin from unaffected parts of the body is transplanted and affixed to the burn site. Burns can occur practically anywhere, from the workplace, to the home and anywhere in between. When these injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for the resulting damages.
The Reinartz Law Firm fights for the rights of burn injury victims and pursues the maximum legal compensation for these injuries. All cases filed by the firm are prepared as if they will go to trial and, under our contingent fee arrangement, clients pay nothing until we secure them a recovery.
Burn injuries are frequently caused by human negligence and the following are just a few possible burn injury scenarios:
- Burns caused by defective products
- Chemical burns
- Burns resulting from a building or premises fire
- Safety lapse in the workplace
- Workplace explosion
- Burns suffered in a motor vehicle accident
- Scalding hot liquid burns
- Electrocution Burns
- Steam burns
Types of Burn Injuries
Burns are generally classified as first, second or third degree. First degree burns damage the outer layer of skin, known as the epidermis. Mild sunburn is an example of a first degree burn. Second degree burns damage not only the epidermis, but also the layer of skin underneath, called the dermis. Second degree burns may be red, painful swollen, blistered and leave scars. Third degree burns destroy both the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin, and also damage the subcutaneous tissue beneath the skin. Second and third degree burns typically require immediate medical attention.
Burn Injury Recovery
Recovery from severe burns can be a lengthy, painful process and may include a variety of medical treatments such as skin grafts, plastic surgery and physical therapy. It is not uncommon for burn injury victims to be left with permanent scars.
Hire an Experienced Burn Injury Lawyer
The Reinartz Law Firm fights for the rights of burn injury victims in court so that our clients can focus on getting appropriate treatment for their injuries. Compensable damages in these cases may include the cost of medical treatment, lost wages and other out-of-pocket expenses. Additional compensation may be available for non-economic damages such as pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
If you have sustained a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact The Reinartz Law Firm to speak with a burn injury lawyer. All consultations are free and confidential.