If you or a friend or family member is interested in more information concerning a burn injury, contact Horowitz & Logue at (724) 288-9750 in order to talk to one of our experienced and dedicated injury lawyers.
Burn injuries can be extremely serious especially due to the fact that they are highly prone to infection. Even if a burn is contained and treated, there is a high chance that the open and exposed skin will become infected. Burns also are not limited to simple fire-related injury. There are several different kinds of burns that can occur that include but are not limited to:
All of these burns can be very serious and they all bring different factors and concerns when it comes to their treatment.Radiation Burns
Radiation burns can include sun burns (from UV radiation) as well as burns from nuclear fallout. These burns can be mild as we know from the sun burns we get on the beach, but can also be serious or even fatal. Faulty sunscreens can cause what would normally be a semi-painful day into a third degree burn that blisters and requires serious medical attention. Also, fallout burns and other types of radiation can cause lasting effects that cannot be cured. It is important to report and fight against any type of negligence in these cases to ensure that they do not reoccur.Chemical Burns
Some strong chemicals that come in contact with our skin can cause serious chemical burns. Often times these burns require a specific way of cleaning and treating the injured area. Strong acids and bases used in laboratories and even household cleaners can cause serious and even fatal chemical burns if not handled properly. Therefore, these injuries can occur while at work and even in our own homes. When negligence is involved, the victim has a right to compensation and justice for their case.Electrical Burns
While electrical burns may not look or seem serious in some cases, they are often only a small indication of what is happening beneath the skin. When electrocuted, the surface of the skin that is touching the “live” area will sometimes produce a burn. These electrical burns can be serious themselves, but, as stated before, are often a symptom of a much more serious issue involving internal organs and body function.Contact/Scalding Burns
This type of burn is mostly what you think of when you consider burns in the home. These burns include but are not limited to:
- Touching a hot stove
- Coming into contact with boiling water
- Any type of burn that involved coming into contact with an extremely hot surface or having a hot substance poured on you
While this is a common type of burn and often times is not serious or fatal, there are cases in which they are. When working in a restaurant business or even dining at a restaurant or any other venue where these burns may occur, there can be fault and negligence.
Any time a burn occurs, there is a chance of injury or even death including to infections due to a victim’s burn. Call Horowitz & Logue at (724) 288-9750 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys in order to find out what compensation you may be entitled to.