Have you sustained a serious burn injury? With over 2.4 burn injuries reported each year in the U.S., burn injuries have become a costly epidemic for our country. In fact, burn injuries and fires are considered to be the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. These types of injuries run a high risk of infection, which is why burn injury treatment is such a slow and expensive process. Burn injuries can not only cause severe skin, nerve and bone damage, but they can also leave emotional damage as well. Burn scars can be shocking to look at, leaving burn injury victims feeling like outcasts in social settings. They can also severely impact the victim's self-image and overall self-esteem. In serious cases, several skin grafts and reconstructive surgeries may be necessary if the skin is too damaged to grow back.
Here at the Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey, I have extensive experience with burn injury cases. My firm works with high caliber burn specialists that can help restore you to your former self. My firm has been protecting the rights of injury victims in Rhode Island for over 25 years and I am committed to providing the high quality legal representation that you need and deserve. No matter how serious your burn injury is, my firm will diligently work to recover the full settlement that you are legally entitled to for the full scope of damages. Seek reimbursement today for your medical expenses, lost wages, reconstructive surgeries, pain & suffering and any other emotional or financial damages. Speak with a Rhode Island personal injury lawyer from my firm today about your burn injury case.
Burn injuries are broken into three separate categories based on the severity of skin damage, the third degree being the worst. The degree of your burn injury and the cost of treatment will help determine how much compensation you are legally entitled to. A first degree burn injury is the mildest form and it means that only the outer layer of skin was damages. With a first degree burn injury, you may experience some dry and red irritation but a blister will not form. A second degree burn injury is where the outer epidermis layer is damaged as well as part of the under dermis layer. This type of burn is also referred to as a partial thickness burn and it may result in blisters and discoloration. The worst type of burn injury is the third degree which damages the entire epidermis layer and the full dermis layer beneath. Third degree burns can leave your skin discolored, dry and leathery- they can also result in serious nerve damage.
Burn injuries often occur because of someone's negligence or carelessness. The most common burn injury claims that my firm has seen include:
Many burn injuries are life changing and leave the victim traumatized and physically scarred. These injuries can damage the skin's elasticity and the victim's ability to perspire and they can be considered a long-term disability. If you have sustained a serious burn injury or you lost a loved one in wrongful death, then seek justice today with the help of a Rhode Island burn injury lawyer. My firm can help you hold the negligent party responsible for their actions and seek restitution on your family's behalf. I offer a free case evaluation to every prospective client, so don't hesitate to call and discuss your burn injury case. Contact my firm today to speak with a personal injury attorney about filing your claim.