If you or a loved one are the victim of a burn injury, you know how much physical and emotional pain follows. While the survival rates of burn victims are high, the devastating injuries they face can be debilitating and last for the rest of their lives. This includes everything from life-altering surgeries such as skin grafts and amputations to battling infections and long-term rehabilitation.
A victim of such a serious injury has enough to deal with in trying to recover. Handling hospital expenses, insurance companies, and workers compensation only add to the stress of the situation. In addition, burn cases can be very complex and calls on the help of experts to help determine who is at fault.
You need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. One who will fight to determine who is responsible for your injuries and get you the compensation you deserve. The Pittsburgh injury lawyers at Stewart, Murray & Associates represent people and children who have unfortunately been victims of a traumatic accident resulting in a burn injury.
We are compassionate accident attorneys who want to help answer your questions and determine the best way of holding those responsible for the burn injury accountable. We are aggressive injury lawyers and will work to find a solution in order for you to collect compensation for the current and future medical costs of the injury and other damages.
All case evaluations are free and we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not collect any fees unless we make a recovery for you.
There is no cost to you for talking to our experienced Pittsburgh burn injury attorneys. We are committed to helping victims and their families find answers and cope in their struggles. Contact us today.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ and first defense against infection. Any damage to your skin can have serious, long-term consequences. While there are many situations in which a person can receive a burn injury, the severity of those injuries can vary. There are three main categories of burn severity. They include:
First Degree: Only the top layer of skin is damaged. The injured party typically has redness of the skin, minor inflammation, minimal damage and generally heals within one (1) week.
Second Degree: Damage goes beyond the first layer of skin. The injured party typically has extremely red, blistered skin. These burns could take weeks to heal and require proper bandaging to keep out infection and help the skin to heal.
Third Degree: This is the most severe burn and extends through all layers of the skin and can also affect organs and bones. The injured party typically has a white or black dry wound and charring of the affected area. This type of burn can cause permanent nerve damage, organ damage, hypothermia and even death.
Besides the obvious external physical damage of a burn injury, there are many long-lasting complications that can take a toll on the victim. They include:
The external injuries and serious complications make burns some of the most painful, traumatic and expensive injuries to heal.
A great number of burn injuries typically occur in the workplace, but could occur most anywhere. Some of the most common types of burn injuries happen in the following:
Most of these injuries are accidental and caused by the negligence and carelessness of one or more parties. To determine who the responsible party or parties are, you need the help of an experienced burn injury attorney – someone who is not only familiar with personal injury but also construction law, product liability, workers’ compensation and negligence.
If you or a loved one has sustained a burn injury you may be entitled to compensation for any or all of the following:
Don’t wait to call for a free case evaluation. Our lawyers can meet with you in your home, at the hospital or in our downtown Pittsburgh location.
Whether you or your loved one was injured in an accident or is the victim of another’s negligence, we are here to guide you and your family through a difficult time.
Everyone has unique situations and we take the time to really listen to the details of your case to fully understand the surrounding circumstances.
We will aggressively push the car insurance companies and health insurance companies to get the maximum coverage they owe for your injuries. If applicable, we will take action against any negligent medical care workers.
At SMA Law Group, we will evaluate your claim thoroughly and retain any and all experts needed to evaluate and validate your case. Our job is to thoroughly investigate the facts of your case to build a strong and winnable case.
Our Pittsburgh Burn Injury Attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not pay us anything unless we win your case. There is no fee in simply talking to us and letting us hear your story.
We are here to listen and answer your questions.
Our primary goal is to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Burn injuries often require long-term care and a lengthy rehabilitation period, making medical care very expensive. When we represent clients with burn injuries we pull together a team of aggressive investigators and lawyers to work for you.
We understand your rights and how to fight for the money you deserve.
Our attorneys are not just here to collect a paycheck – we are here to make a difference. Contact us today.
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SMA Law Group attorneys believe in aggressively representing our clients while maintaining the personal compassion needed when counseling clients through difficult situations and navigating a complex legal system. Contact us today.