If you were injured in a work or home accident, car accident, electric shock, or chemical, you may be asking, "Can I claim a second degree burn?" The answer is yes.
Most burns are characterized by significant skin damage, which leads to the death of the affected skin cells. Burns can be severe and extremely painful, causing lifelong scars and fewer limbs. In addition, burns often lead to disfigurement, which can lead to shame, embarrassment, social isolation and depression. These hidden side effects cause significant pain and suffering.
Destruction from severe burns gets worse if the accident was caused by another's negligence. Burns often mean days in the hospital, ongoing medical treatment, and free time. These expenses and lost income add up. Why should you bear the cost of someone else's negligence?
If you or a family member have had second-degree burns in an accident, a burn injury attorney may be able to help you get the financial compensation you deserve. Guajardo & Marks' competent and experienced lawyers have represented countless clients who suffer from burns, and we would be happy to speak to you. Our law firm can look back on a successful success story in cases of burn injuries. To learn more about what your case could be worth, call us at 972-774-9800.
A burn claim can result in substantial compensation, but unfortunately there is no "average" billing amount. This is because the facts are different. Billing amounts depend on a variety of factors, including:
- Severity of the burns
- Current and future medical costs
- loss of earnings
- Ability to return to work / future disability
- Lost limb use or amputation
- Pain and suffering
- Whether a court grants punitive damages to punish the accused.
As you can see, there are many variables that can affect the outcome of a case. One thing we know for sure is that victims of injuries hiring lawyers tend to get larger settlements than victims who try to walk alone and find their way around the legal system. Because burn injury lawyers understand the judicial system and how to build strong legal claims, evidence, medical records, and eyewitness reports, the comparative amounts that a lawyer can secure tend to be higher.
Again, this depends on the facts in your case. The more serious the injury, the more money you can generally ask for. This is because serious injuries tend to lead to higher medical costs and more free time, and can significantly affect a victim's ability to work at full capacity in the future. If the suspect is proven to have committed security breaches, a judge can provide additional punitive damages to punish that person or company, and this may increase the amount of a jury award.
An experienced burn injury attorney can give you more insight into the value of your individual case. Call us at Guajardo & Marks at 972-774-9800. Our initial consultation is free of charge and we are happy to answer your questions.
If you're wondering, "Can I request a second degree burn?" Then it is important to first understand what type of burn you have. There are three main types of burns, and each is defined by the severity of the burns and the cell death of the skin. Generally, burns fall into one of three categories:
This is the least form of burn. First degree burns generally cause redness and pain, but without blistering. These are usually treated with topical ointments at home.
These burns are of moderate severity. They typically lead to blisters, a certain thickening of the skin and possible scars. Anyone who suffers second degree burns should see a doctor.
These burns are by far the most severe. Third degree burns result in widespread skin thickness with a white leathery appearance. Third degree burns are also dangerous as they can be easily infected. People who suffer third-degree burns should see an emergency doctor immediately. These burns usually cause scars.
The type of combustion does not depend on what caused it. For example, a flame or scalding liquid burn can cause one of the three degrees of burn, depending on the temperature and the length of time the skin has been exposed. Likewise, skin damage is not the only injury that can occur in a burn accident. Electric shocks or burns can also damage internal organs. Therefore, a victim should always see a doctor immediately.
Burns are also particularly tragic when children are involved in home accidents. Children often do not understand the danger of some situations and can accidentally injure themselves when they come into contact with kitchen appliances, sockets, matches and lighters. Always keep these things out of the reach of children.
If you or a family member have suffered a burn injury, you may be asking yourself, "Can I request a second degree burn?" This is an important question that deserves an answer. A burn injury lawyer at Guajardo & Marks can talk to you about your unique injury and give you an estimate of the strength of your claim. We would be happy to discuss your legal options and explain more about the law. Call us at 972-774-9800 for free initial advice on your case. We are here to help.