Burn injuries are more common than we think and everyday products cause them. Typically when you hear about burn victims, we think of burning buildings or forest fires gone wild. Our minds go scenes with firefighters helping children and old people out of windows. We think about poor animals trapped inside. Even though a fire is the most common thought of burn, our Philadelphia Severe Burn Injury Attorneys have worked with many clients whose burns come from a very different experience. Our professional attorneys have seen first-hand narratives of people experiencing burns from chemicals, defective products, or accidents. Each victim had a unique story, but they all had one thing in common: the negligence of someone or some party caused the burn injury.
If you know anything about first aid, then you may know that burns are difficult to treat without medical equipment because burns are quick to go through the two upper layers of skin which protect your inner body. When you test strangers about their knowledge of burns they can typically tell you about the three degrees of burns:
Fire is not the only cause of burns even though people are the most aware of fire burns. Other forms of burns include
Many people don’t realize that burns can happen while you are at home or work. For example, if your job requires you to use chemicals like bleach or ammonia, you can suffer from chemical burns from overexposure or direct exposure to the skin. Friction burns can result from car or motorcycle accidents and should be included when seeking damages.
As your Philadelphia Severe Burn Injury Attorneys, we are here to bring justice to you and your family. Like any other injury, you need time off of work to recover. With our professional attorneys by your side, we will fight to make sure you get compensation to support the recovery you need. Call 267-587-6240 or click here to start a free consultation with our professional attorneys at the Weitz Firm in Philadelphia today.