Personal Injury Cases
If you have been seriously burned due to someone else’s negligence, you should contact an attorney right away. Burn injuries can be serious and if you have been a victim, an experienced attorney can get you the compensation you deserve.
Overview of Burn Injuries
A burn is a type of injury that is caused by exposure to heat. Radiation, hot liquids, chemicals and sunlight are examples of some of the things that can cause burn injuries. Fires can also cause burn injuries. There are three types of burn injuries: first-degree, second-degree and third-degree.
A first-degree burn damage the outside layer of the skin, which is the epidermis. A second-degree burn will damage the outer layer of the skin as well as the layer below the outer layer, which is the dermis. A third-degree burn destroys and damages the epidermis, dermis, as well as the tissues underneath.
A burn can cause swelling, scarring and blistering in the area. It can also cause an infection. The skin is the body’s protective layer. That is why a person is prone to infection if the skin gets damaged.
The treatment needed for a burn can vary. First-degree burns typically do not require medical treatment. You can treat a first-degree burn by applying a cold compress to the area and using antibiotic cream to prevent an infection. More serious burns will require medical treatment. Surgery may also be required. Additionally, many people with third-degree burns require therapy and lifelong assistance.
Reasons to Call a New Haven Personal Injury Attorney
In many cases, a burn is caused by the negligence of someone else. For example, a landlord is not diligent about maintaining a building. This building catches on fire as the result of the lack of maintenance. This landlord’s actions can lead to a burn injury.
It is important to contact Connecticut personal injury lawyers if you have been a victim of a burn injury. Licari, Walsh & Sklaver, LLC has had a lot of experience in representing people who have been a victim of a burn injury.