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Fires, friction, radiation, and electrical surges can all cause burns. Severe burns will significantly damage the soft tissue beneath the victim’s skin. Many people often sustain these injuries due to another party’s negligence. Healing is often a long and arduous process, requiring years of reconstructive procedures. In the aftermath of a catastrophic burn injury, victims must negotiate financial instability, pain, and depression. If this has happened to you, A Tampa burn injury attorney from Kogan & DiSalvo can help.

Our skilled team of lawyers can fight for your right to pursue financial compensation, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. From investigating your case to negotiating a settlement, we can assist you through every stage of seeking justice for your catastrophic injury. Call today for a free consultation. We’re happy to assess your case and answer your questions.

Common Causes of Burn Injuries

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Burns can happen under a wide variety of circumstances, e.g., at a construction site, in an accident, or at home. While they generally result from heat—referred to as thermal burns—they can also result from contact with extreme cold or even radiation. Accidents and other circumstances that may serve as the basis for a successful burn injury lawsuit include the following:

  • Car accident
  • Truck accident
  • Defective product
  • Premises liability injury
  • Motorcycle accident

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) states, “Severe burns cause not only significant injury at the local burn site but also a systemic response throughout the body.” This underscores the potential of burns to create serious health challenges, limitations, and psychological issues.

Categorizing Burn injuries by degrees

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Medical professionals categorize burn injuries by degrees. They vary in severity, with first-degree burns being relatively minor and fourth-degree burns often life-threatening, and they are as follows:

  • First-degree burns. First-degree burns are minor injuries, such as inadvertently touching a hot pan on the stove. While painful, they only affect the outermost layer of your skin. They will heal on their own in a matter of days.
  • Second-degree burns. A second-degree burn is a serious injury. It impacts not only the outer layer of the skin but also several other layers beneath. It can result in blistered skin that could scar in some circumstances—the pain from these injuries is often severe.
  • Third-degree burns. A third-degree burn involves the destruction of every layer of skin beneath the burn site. These injuries leave the skin looking white or charred. Permanent scarring is common, and nerve damage is also a possibility. These injuries require medical care, as the risk of infection is high.
  • Fourth-degree burns. The most serious of these injuries, fourth-degree burns, damage not only your skin but also the flesh and bone beneath. These injuries are often fatal.

Possible Compensation for a Burn Injury in Tampa

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If your burn injury lawsuit is successful, you could be entitled to economic and non-economic damages, which could include the following:

  • Medical costs. The cost of treating a severe burn can be substantial. Further, serious burns often require ongoing care for the rest of a person’s life. These costs can add up quickly but could also be recovered through a civil lawsuit.
  • Pain and suffering. Burns cause severe pain when nerve endings beneath the skin are damaged and destroyed. Chronic pain, as well as the accompanying depression and isolation, can result in financial compensation for a burn injury plaintiff.

Lost wages. For many people, severe burn injuries make it impossible to earn a living.

Contact Kogan & DiSalvo for a Free Consultation

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If you are living with a catastrophic injury such as a severe burn due to the negligence or reckless actions of another party, a civil lawsuit could provide you with a measure of justice and financial stability. However, holding the negligent party responsible is complex. You deserve legal counsel that will help you fight for justice every step of the way.

Our team of burn injury lawyers in Tampa is prepared to leverage our considerable resources and experience on your behalf. Contact us today for a free consultation. Since we work on a contingency basis, there are no upfront legal fees.

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