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Practice Areas Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are usually obtained from terrifying events. Like other personal injuries, burns can leave lifelong pain and suffering for the victim. Burns can range from mild to extremely severe. Victims of burn injuries need to obtain medical attention immediately. Early treatment will ensure that you have the highest chance of healing as quickly as possible. If you have experienced a burn injury at the fault of someone else, contact Brooks Injury Law to discuss your case. You could be entitled to compensation.

Types of Burns

First Degree

First degree burns are the mildest of all burns and only affect the outer layer of your skin. With this type of burn, you will likely experience some swelling, pain, and reddened skin. First degree burns do not usually lead to permanent damage, but can still cause temporary suffering.

Second Degree

Second degree burns affect the outer and second layer of your skin. With this burn, you will likely develop blisters, experience swelling, and severe pain. These burns can cause permanent scarring.

Third Degree

Third degree burns majorly affect the outer and second layer of skin, as well as the tissue beneath the skin. This burn can destroy your nerves and muscles, cause numbness, and the pain and suffering is extremely serious. Third degree burns can sometimes affect your breathing due to hot air and smoke inhalation. Essentially, this type of burn will require extensive medical treatment.

National Burn Statistics

Nearly 10,000 people in the United States die every year of burn-related infections.
Each year, 1.1 million burn injuries require medical attention nationally.
Approximately 50,000 of burn victims require hospitalization.
Roughly 3,400 burn victims die annually as a result of their injuries.
More than half of those deaths are a result of residential fires.
Almost 50% of admissions to burn centers result from fire or flame burns.
Around 30% of burn center admissions result from scalding injuries caused by wet heat.
Scalding is the most common burn injury in children under four.

Catastrophic Injuries

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Burn Injuries
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Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are one of the most common catastrophic injuries. They contribute to about 30% of all injury deaths throughout the United States.
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A spinal cord injury is another common type of preventable catastrophic injuries. These injuries leave lasting effects and the recovery usually lasts for a lifetime.
Burn injuries are usually obtained from terrifying events. Like other personal injuries, burns can leave lifelong pain and suffering for the victim.

Common Causes

House Fires
Apartment Building Fires
Scalding Water
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Explosions
Electrical Accidents
Defective Products
Workplace Fires
Recreational Fires - hotels, restaurants, etc.

Aftermath Complications

Infections
Scarring
Joint and Bone Pain
Movement Limitations
Breathing Problems
Chronic Pain

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