SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY
Nearly everyone can relate to the pain and discomfort that a sunburn can cause. While uncomfortable, a sunburn received from spending too much time at the beach or using too little sunscreen is nothing compared to the pain and anguish that a serious burn injury can cause. Some burn injuries are life-threatening, requiring immediate medical intervention and can result in lasting disfigurement and scars. When you suffer a serious burn injury caused by the careless acts of another, you need the experienced Tampa Injury Attorneys of Burnett Wilson Reeder on your side. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, time missed from work, loss of the enjoyment of life, and other losses.
While you focus on your health and recovery, we at Burnett Wilson Reeder will investigate the cause of your burn injury accident and fight vigorously on your behalf to obtain monetary damages for you.
Types of Burn Injuries Burn injuries are described in terms of “degrees,” with first-degree burns being the least severe and fourth-degree burns being the most severe and catastrophic. The degree of burn you or your loved one suffers will play a large part in determining the extent of the burn injury and prognosis.
- First degree burns are superficial burns that affect only the outermost layer of skin. A sunburn is a common example of a first-degree burn. The skin appears red and there will likely be some discomfort. First degree burns will often heal on their own and may not require much more treatment other than simple first aid.
- Second degree burns affect the outer layer of skin as well as the layer immediately underneath. The burn site may appear red, patchy, and it may also blister. Discomfort is usually greater than that accompanying a first-degree burn. If the second-degree burn is localized on just a few areas of the body, treatment at home may be sufficient. If a large part of the body is affected, or sensitive areas such as the buttocks, genitals, or face are involved, immediate medical treatment will likely be needed.
- Third and fourth degree burns are the most serious burns and will affect all layers of the skin and can also affect muscle and bone tissues. Skin around the burn may appear white and pain may or may not be present depending on the extent of nerve damage. Third and fourth degree burns leave the victim susceptible to secondary infections and should be treated as soon as possible by medical professionals.
Help for Your Serious Burn Injury Case At Burnett Wilson Reeder, our Tampa Burn Injury Lawyers are familiar with the devastating consequences that can accompany a serious burn injury. Intense pain, prolonged periods of recovery, serious and painful skin grafts, and disability and disfigurement are but a few of the effects you may be experiencing. It is important to know that you do not have to go through this terrible ordeal alone. While you focus on your health and recovery, we at Burnett Wilson Reeder will investigate the cause of your burn injury accident and fight vigorously on your behalf to obtain monetary damages for you. Learn how we can help you by contacting us today at (813) 221-5000 and scheduling a free consultation to discuss your case with our experienced legal team.