Burn Injury Attorney in Northern Virginia
Burn injuries range from mild to severe and are among the most painful types of injury. In extreme cases, burns can lead to permanent scarring and disfigurement.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Loss Report, an estimated 3,400 people are killed by fire / burn injuries every year in the United States. Residential fires are the most common cause of fatal burn accidents, followed by automobile crashes.
Recover Compensation for Your Burn Injury
Like any personal injury, a serious burn injury can lead to significant medical complications and costs. If your burn was caused by someone else's reckless or careless behavior, you can pursue financial compensation for your medical bills, doctor's visits, and missed wages. Depending on the nature of your accident, you can also seek compensation for pain and suffering. At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., we can help you pursue the money you need.Contact our office today to request a free consultation.
Burn Injury Accidents & Causes
The term "burn injury" is usually associated with fire; in reality, fire is only one type of burn injury. Other types of common burns are:
- Chemical burns
- Burns from heat (fire, etc.)
- Electrical burns
- Friction burns
- Radiation burns
- Scald burns
Burn Injury Degrees
There are four degrees of burn injuries. First degree burns are relatively insignificant, such as minor sunburns. Although these injuries are not serious, they can be very painful. Second degree burns do not always require professional medical treatment, unless they cover a large portion of the victim's body.
Third and fourth degree burns (also called "full thickness burns") affect not only the skin, but the muscles and tendons beneath. Third and fourth degree burns can be fatal and usually require surgery and skin grafts to repair.
Representation for Burn Injuries in Northern Virginia
Contact the Virginia personal injury attorneys at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. if you or a loved one suffered an avoidable burn injury. We offer free case evaluations, so call our office to learn more about your legal options with our firm.