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Burn Injury Causes

Burn injuries are in the top five leading causes of accidental death in the United States and are among the worst injuries a person can face.  They are painful and medically complicated injuries to treat and often require long recuperation and rehabilitation periods and they leave massive amounts of scarring.  The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel burn injury attorneys in Brooklyn know how to fight for the compensation burn injury victim’s need for their recoveries.  In the United States, approximately 2.4 million burn injuries are reported every year.  There are around 10,000 pediatric burn injuries yearly in the United States.  Around 650,000 of the injuries are treated by medical professionals and about 75,000 people are hospitalized as a result.  Out of those hospitalized, there are 20,000 who have major burns, and  8,000 to 12,000 die from these burns.

There are many different causes of fires that cause serious burns.  They include:

  • Industrial accidents
  • Plant explosions
  • Property manager negligence
  • Water heater location
  • Excessively hot commercial coffee
  • Chemical spills
  • Truck accidents
  • Defective products
  • Electrical accidents
  • Explosion of furnace, boiler, stove, or other appliances
  • Smoking
  • Cooking accidents

If you or someone you love has suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, call the experienced Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel personal injury attorneys in Brooklyn today for a free consultation.  There is never a fee unless we win your case.  Burn injury cases can be complex and our experienced office can help handle these types of cases.  Call us today at 212-564-2800.

Types of Burns

Burns are categorized into first, second, and third degrees.

  • First Degree Burns – are superficial burns that are caused on the top layer of skin. Symptoms of the first-degree burn are redness of the skin and sensitivity to touch.  The skin will appear blanched when light pressure is applied.  The burn can be painful and dry.  Sunburn is a good example of a first-degree burn.  It usually takes about a week for the first-degree burn to heal on its own.
  • Second Degree Burns – are partial thickness burns and affect the outer layer and the underlying layer of skin. The symptoms of this burn are redness, pain, swelling, and blisters.  It usually takes three to four weeks for these burns to heal and they may leave a scar.  If a deep second-degree burn is not properly treated, swelling and decreased blood flow in the tissue can result in the burn becoming a third-degree burn.
  • Third Degree Burns – are full thickness burns which tear down all layers of skin.  They affect the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis, causing charring of skin or a translucent white color, with coagulated vessels visible just below the skin surface.  It can go through the underlying fat, muscle, bone and nerve structures.  Third degree burns usually result in extensive scarring.

Free Legal Consultation with Brooklyn Burn Injury Attorneys

A burn injury is one of the most painful injuries that a person can experience.  Millions of people are burned each year, and of these, thousands will die.  Many victims require specialized hospitalization or long-term care for complications.  Skin grafts, deformities, dexterity problems, and scarring may require extensive therapy.  If you or a loved one has been burned because of someone’s negligence, our Brooklyn burn injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve.  Medical treatment for serious burns can take years and be extremely expensive. Contact our experienced attorneys today to help you with your case.  Contact our office today at (212) 564-2800 to schedule your free consultation.  There is never a fee unless we win your case.  We have successfully litigated cases on behalf of burn injury victims in the Bronx, Brooklyn, New York City, Manhattan, and Queens.