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Burn Injuries

If you or a family member have experienced a severe burn, let an experienced Indianapolis personal injury attorney examine your situation and advocate for your rights. You do not have to fight alone.

Causes of Burn Injuries

A burn is defined as damage to the skin or other body parts caused by extreme heat or flame, contact with heated objects, or chemicals. Most burns are caused by the following:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Gas
  • Scalding/hot water
  • Electrical accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Gasoline spills
  • Building fires
  • Defective candles
  • Lighters and matches

According to the American Burn Association, 1.1 million burn injuries in the United States require medical attention each year.

Degrees of Burn Injuries

The degree, or severity, of burn injuries are identified on a scale:

  • First-degree burns: Affect the outer layer of skin; possibly red and painful, but without blisters; least severe type
  • Second-degree burns: Affect two layers of skin; red, swollen, and painful
  • Third-degree burns: Destroys two layers of skin; may look black, brown, white, or yellow; damage to nerve endings results in a lack of pain
  • Fourth-degree burns: Destroys all layers of skin as well as some bones, muscles, and tendons; deepest and most severe type

Seriously burned patients often require highly specialized and expert care to deal with the long-term physical and psychological effects of their injuries. The injury and treatment process can be financially and emotionally draining on the victim and their loved ones. For this reason, it is vital to hire an attorney experienced in burn injuries to ensure you recover the full compensation you deserve.

Contact a Burn Injury Attorney Today

We have extensive experience dealing with burn-related cases as well as fires and explosions. The combination of our legal and medical staff’s experience in this area provide a strong basis upon which to research, understand, and explain the factors involved in a burn injury to a jury.

If you or a loved one have suffered a burn injury, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Burn Injury Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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