According to the American Burn Association, 2.5 million burn injuries are reported each year. Of those sufferers, about 4,500 ended in death. The number of burn-related accidents has continually increased in the United States over the last several years. In 2011, about 55 percent of the 45,000 hospitalized victims were admitted to 125 hospitals for specialized burn care. The number of “burn centers” has steadily increased in the past 30 years.
Fatalities caused by fires and burns are ranked fifth as the most widespread source of unintentional injury death in the U.S. Fires and burns take the lives of over 4,000 people each year.
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Winston-Salem Burn Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one is severely injured by burns, a lawsuit may be the only way to handle the cost of your rehabilitation, pay for any disfigurement, disability, and loss of income or earnings. Burn injuries are some of the most severe and painful injuries one can suffer, and can affect both burn injury victims and their families.
When you suffer a burn injury in the workplace, typically your employer cannot be sued during the course of your employment. You must make a workers’ compensation claim. There are exceptions, however. For example, when you’re injured on the job by the negligence of someone else, the negligent party can usually be held responsible. Negligence works on the presumption that your employer, or the party who caused your accident, is exercising caution. If this is not the case, the party is said to be negligent.
Contact our burn injury attorneys to advise you of your rights. Many times, finding those who are at fault becomes a complicated process. A burn injury attorney can bring a lot to the table by removing stress and worry and making sure you receive a fair settlement for your claim. Remember, our initial consultation is free.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burn damage can range from first degree to fourth degree. The types of burns, however, vary drastically. While 43 percent of burn injuries occur in the home, the cause and type of them differ.
Some of the most common types of burns are:
- Chemical Burns
- Electrical Burns
- Industrial Explosions
- Inhalation Injuries
- Light Burns
- Radiation Burns
- Scalding Burns (Water Burns)
- Thermal Burns
Lewis & Keller, formerly Mike Lewis Attorneys has experience in handling a vast range of burn injury cases. We believe that those parties responsible for your damages must compensate for the recovery of your losses. We specialize in North Carolina accidents and we promise to fight for your justice.
Wrongful Death Burn Injury Claims
Should you lose a loved one to burn injuries, you may be eligible to make a wrongful death claim. Anyone can sue for a serious burn injury when it’s caused by the fault of another. Our talented team of attorneys and legal assistants will help work through your wrongful death claim. We are used to dealing with accident reconstruction and can explain the liability factors of your claim.
A liability expert’s evaluation is usually necessary to receive compensation in a burn case. Your injuries may be obvious to you, but not to the defendants in your case. Your doctor will be helpful in deciding the long-term effects of your injury. He may suggest a vocational rehabilitation or life care expert to testify about your lost earnings, earning capacity and future treatment. Most burn injuries are devastating and life changing. Please seek competent representation quickly after suffering a burn injury in order to prevent the loss of important evidence.
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