Types of Burn Injuries
Fires, kitchen appliances, and chemicals can cause mild to severe burn injuries. Those who have suffered from a burn injury know how painful they can be. If your burn injury was the fault of someone else, you may be eligible for compensation from the liable party. At Pohl & Berk, LLP, our lawyers are committed to protecting the legal rights of those who have suffered burn injuries because of someone else’s negligence. Compensation may be provided to cover medical bills, lost wages due to prolonged recovery, and fire or chemical damage to your property.
Degrees of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries vary depending on the severity and size of the affected area. Burns are categorized by degrees, including:
- First Degree Burns: the most mild burn injury, affecting only the outside layer of the skin
- Second Degree Burns: outer and inner layers of skin burnt
- Third Degree Burns: destroy all skin layers and may require skin grafting
- Forth Degree Burns: life-threatening and may require amputation of the affected area
Burn injuries can result in expensive hospitalization—even for first degree burns in the case of fluid imbalance or overwhelming pain. The medical bills and recovery time can significantly burden the victim. Therefore, it is important to enlist the assistance of a competent burn injury lawyer who can win compensation from those responsible.
Consult a Burn Injuries Lawyer in Nashville
Those who have suffered burn injuries through no fault of their own may be entitled to compensation. At Pohl & Berk, LLP, our lawyers know how painful and emotionally devastating burn injuries can be. Our goal is to help those who have been affected by burn injuries recover their much-needed finances. Call 615-277-2765 today to speak to a Nashville burn injury lawyer.