Jackson Burn Injury Lawyer
While you may be concerned about a fire while in your home, there is a chance of a fire occurring in the workplace as well. Fires and explosions can happen due to faulty electrical wiring, flammable materials, and even arson.
Fires can leave employees with burns. Burns can occur from chemical exposure as well. Victims of burn injuries are often left with physical and psychological scars. There are a lot of damages that come with these scars, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. When the fire or burn was caused by an employer not following workplace safety regulations, this is an act of negligence. As a result, the victim may be able to seek compensation for their losses.
Insurance companies work hard to minimize payouts to burn injury victims. That’s why if you or a loved one have suffered from a burn injury, it’s important that you contact Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC. Our experienced Jackson burn injury lawyer will help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Degrees of Burn Injuries
You can find out how severe your burn injury is by knowing the degree. There are four degrees of burns:
- First degree. A first-degree burn affects only the outer layer of skin, like a mild sunburn. The skin may be red and painful, but there should be no long-term damage.
- Second degree. This burn is a little more severe, with two layers of damage — the outer layer of skin and the layer underneath. There will likely be inflammation and redness, as well as blisters and pain when touching the burn.
- Third degree. This degree of burn destroys two full layers of your skin. The skin may appear black, brown, yellow, or white. This type of burn damages nerve endings, so there is usually not much pain.
- Fourth degree. This life-threatening type of burn destroys all layers of your skin, plus your bones, tendons, and muscles. This is the deepest and most severe burn.
While minor burns can be treated at home, more severe ones will require the care of a doctor. The goals of treatment are to control pain, prevent infection, reduce scarring, and regain function. Appropriate treatment may require a combination of the following:
- Fluids to prevent dehydration
- Pain and anxiety medications
- IV antibiotics to fight infections
- Burn creams and ointments
- Wound dressings to prepare the wound to heal
Those with severe burns may need to stay at a specialized burn center, where they will receive intense treatment, including skin grafts to cover large wounds.
Contact Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC Today
While some burns are minor and require little treatment, others are more severe, causing damage to skin, muscles, and bones. You may require long-term medical care.
The Jackson burn injury lawyer at Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC will ensure you get fairly compensated for all your damages. Let us assess your claim today. Schedule a consultation with our office by filling out the online form or calling (601) 488-3975.