California Burn Victim Attorneys
Burn Victim Lawyers Serving San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, Oakland, & Ontario, California
CALIFORNIA BURN VICTIM ATTORNEYS
In the United States, approximately 2.4 million burn injuries are reported per year.
Up to 10,000 people die in the United States of burn-related infections. Approximately 650,000 of the injuries are treated by medical professionals; 75,000 are hospitalized. Of those hospitalized, 20,000 have major burns involving at least 25% of their total body surface. Between 8,000 and 12,000 of patients with burns die, and approximately one million burn victims will sustain substantial or permanent disabilities resulting from their burn injury.
Burn injuries are notoriously painful and can be serious and disfiguring, depending on their location and severity. Burn survivors may endure...
Burn injuries can have a number of causes. Burn injuries
can result from a variety of different activities and sources. Whether
at home or on the job you can be exposed to unknowing dangers.:
Chemical burns occur when the skin is in contact with strong
acids or alkalids. The extent of damage depends on how long the skin is
exposed to the chemical. The chemical will continue to 'eat' its way through
the skin and deeper layers until it is washed away. It is important to
wash away the chemical burn as soon as possible and remove clothing and
jewelry that may have the chemical on them.
Thermal burns are generally the most common type of burn. Thermal burns are caused by contact with flames, steam, hot liquids, or hot objects. A tap water burn is an example of a thermal burn. Thermal burns are classified as either first, second, or third degree. When burns are severe or cover large areas of the body (such as those that occur as a result of scalding shower water, for example), advanced medical care may be needed They result from exposure to or contact with steam, flames, flash, and hot surfaces or hot liquids with a temperature above 115º F. (e.g., boiling water at 212º F. (100º C.).
The extent of damage depends on the temperature of the surface and how long the skin is exposed to it. This type of burn commonly occurs in the home while doing ironing, cooking, or touching hot water and can result in first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree burns.
While many thermal burns occur in the home they are also common in the workplace within certain industries. Asphalt and tar burns, for example, are serious injuries and often sustained by roofers, persons repairing roads and construction workers. In many instances, burns sustained in these situations occur to the hands, but can also affect other extremities that come in contact with the hot liquid. Adherence to workplace safety procedures is essential to preventing these serious burn injuries
The severity of a burn is also influenced by other factors, such as the source of the burn, its location and extent, the victim’s medical history, and the age of the victim. Some burn injuries can threaten the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems. Burn injury victims sometimes experience emotional and psychological trauma as well. Another major concern after serious burn injuries is shock.
Should You Seek Legal Help?
After a severe burn injury, the burn survivor and the burn survivor's family faces a number of serious issues requiring qualified, professional advice. Some of the most important questions asked by the burn survivor and their families are:
If you or a loved one has been injured, call the burn victim attorneys of Michael Padway & Associates at 415-777-1511, or fill out this online contact form. Meet with us and find out how we can help you start rebuilding your life and get you a fair settlement for your injury. Serving Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles & Ontario, California. Also serving Washington, D.C.
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