Severe Burn Injuries
Joplin & Springfield Personal Injury Attorneys
Suffering a severe burn injury could debilitate you for months or longer,
depending on how and where you were burned. Making ends meet while you
recover could be impossible if you are not properly compensated by the
liable party. To improve your chances and empower your case, make sure
you work with Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci and our personal injury
lawyers serving Joplin, Springfield, and Rogers/Bentonville.
Compensation you should be granted through your burn injury case includes:
Ongoing rehabilitation treatment costs
Wages missed due to debilitation
Potential income loss throughout the coming years
By analyzing your case with a keen eye for detail, we hope to pinpoint
the liable party and show their accountability well beyond a reasonable
doubt. In doing so, we may be able to convince them to give you a sizeable
settlement right away, saving everyone the trouble of having to go to
court. If they do not want to accept responsibility for what their negligence
or carelessness has done, we are not afraid to bring the matter before
a judge or jury.
Get dedicated legal professionals on your team by calling 417.313.1130 today.
Burn Injury Degrees
If you work in on an industrial site, around dangerous chemicals and exposed
electrical wires, or even in a busy kitchen, you may be well aware of
the burn hazards around you. Proving what did burn you could actually
be simple in some cases but insurance companies and your opposition will
likely challenge that your burn was severe enough to require legal action.
In order to bolster your claim, it helps to know burn injury degree severities
and how they pertain to your own incident.
Burn injuries are measured by increasing degrees of severity:
First: Red skin that may be sensitive to heat and direct light; requires ice and
water application; should heal quickly and without complication.
Second: Dried, red skin that can prove to be constantly painful; first-aid is
recommended to avoid further damage, as well as pain medications.
Third: Skin will whiten and be incredibly painful; nerve and muscle tissue may
be damaged, causing permanent disability; emergency medical attention
Fourth: Blackened skin in the burn area; deep tissue and even bone damage has
likely occurred; site will require skin grafting or amputation.
Fifth and sixth: Burns are so deep and widespread that internal organs are destroyed; neither
are considered survivable.
Disfigurement from Burn Injuries
Aside from the excruciating pain and trauma of a burn injury, one of the
worst effects of a burn is the oftentimes lifelong disfigurement that
it can leave behind. Visible scarring from chemical, thermal, and electrical
burn wounds and their resulting skin graft surgeries can rob a person
of their self-esteem and cause body image distress, resulting in grief,
sadness, and worries that other people will reject them because of their
scars. This can be amplified for younger victims, as children who suffer
considerable burn injuries are often subject to relentless teasing from
other children. In many cases, burn victims require extensive therapy
in order to be overcome these feelings, and it can take a considerable
amount of time before they are able to re-acclimate themselves to their
At Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci, we understand the emotional struggles
that you must be experiencing following your injuries and are dedicated
to doing everything within our power to help you get the resources you
need to push forward. When you work with us, we make sure to fully evaluate
your situation and have a full picture of the extent of your injuries
so we can fight for the full compensation you are owed. While the road
to recovery can be long, we are committed to standing by your side every
step of the way.
Simplify Your Complex Injury Case
After suffering a severe burn injury, you may be understandably overwhelmed
by the amount of paperwork and legal requirements you need to sort through
to seek compensation, especially if the liable party will not accept responsibility.
Allow our Joplin personal injury lawyers to step in and take care of everything
for you. Knowing that you are resting and recuperating without stressing
about a lawsuit and legal battle is a great victory for us, and we want
to succeed for you to the very end by achieving a maximized settlement
on your behalf.
free consultation, tell us all about your burn injury case.