Burns are usually caused by an explosion, fire, hot liquids, chemicals, electricity or sun light. Burns may result from an accident caused by another person’s negligence. This may include premises liability, defective equipment, defective or dangerous products, negligent security or common law negligence.
It is estimated that 1.25 million burn injuries occur each year in the United States, many thousands of these occurring in Washington State.
Injuries suffered from burns are classified in three ways:
- First degree burns are the most common type of burn injury. This involves only the top layer of skin and is characterized by pain, redness, and swelling. Sunburn is a typical first degree burn.
- Second degree burns involve the first and second layers of skin. This is characterized by blistering of the skin, redness, and swelling and is very painful.
- Third degree burns are the most severe and they often result in extensive scarring. This can require long recovery time and may result in severe limitations.
Burns may result in serious personal injury, pain and suffering, and mild to severe scarring. Injuries from burns may result in extensive medical bills, wage losses, and economic losses. Damages may include future losses and compensation for permanent injuries.
Victims of burns need specialized legal representation. If you or a member of your family has suffered from injuries as a result of burns, contact The Farber Law Group. We are experienced in representing the victims of injuries resulting from burns and helping those victims recover compensation for their injuries.
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