Burn Injuries Attorney Charleston WV
Burns are a fairly common injury. According to the American Burn Association, there are about 486,000 burn injuries a year that require medical treatment. These injuries can be caused by a number of factors, ranging from fires to chemical burns at work or electricity.
Because of the severity of some burns as well as any scarring that may occur afterwards, a burn victim may have disfiguration and other long term injuries. As such, if another person caused your injury or you were injured at work, you deserve compensation to pay for medical treatment and any other suffering you incurred. For the top burn injury lawyers in Charleston, WV, call the Love Law Firm and we’ll discuss your legal options.
Cause of Burn Injuries in Charleston WV
Burn injuries can be caused by many sources, and nearly 40 percent of all burn patients are admitted to hospitals due to fire or flame. However, it is important to note that a “burn” is defined as an injury to the skin caused by heat, cold, electricity, chemicals, or radiation. The severity of the burn is classified into first, second, third, and fourth degree burns. Third and fourth degree burns cause the deepest damage, such as charring to the skin or damage to the underlying bone and muscle. First and second degree burns, however, generally result in limited redness and perhaps superficial blistering.
Some of the most common causes of preventable burn injuries (an injury caused by another person or liable product, corporation, or entity) include:
- Chemical burns
- Defective product burns
- Electrical burns, such as from faulty home wiring
- Fume ignitions
- Gas explosions
- House fires
- Improperly built indoor or outdoor fires
- Industrial accidents
- Scalding liquids
- Unattended cigarettes
There are many other causes of burns, many of which can cause third and fourth-degree burns. When these burns are caused by the negligence of another, however, you should not have to bear the financial weight of incurred medical expenses, therapy, loss of income from work, loss of future earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
How a Burn Injuries Attorney Can Help
Charles M. Love is one of Charleston’s top personal injury attorneys, and he has successfully represented several cases that involved individuals injured due to no fault of their own. We understand the emotional weight of this issue, and we approach every case with compassion and competence. We also boast a wide network of resources to get behind your case, including the professional services of forensic scientists, investigators, engineers, and others. For a free consultation with the Love Law Firm, call our Charleston law office at (304) 344-5683.