Denver Burn Injury Lawyers
According to the American Burn Association:
- Burn injuries continue to be one of the leading causes of unintentional death and injury in the United States.
- Between 2011 through 2015, there were approximately 486,000 fire or burn injuries treated in Emergency Departments across the country.
- One civilian fire death occurs every 2 hours and 35 minutes.
Burn injuries occur quite frequently and can completely change a victim’s life. Not only will they have to deal with the immediate effects but the healing process can take weeks – if not longer – and can include several intensive operations.
Regardless of whether you have been burned in a house fire, chemical accident, as a result of poor building maintenance, in a workplace accident, or by any other unexpected manner, you need strong representation for your burn injury claim.
The Denver burn injury attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group know how serious and traumatic your experience may be. You deserve a firm that will take your pain seriously and not just view you as another case number.
We take great pride in delivering personalized service and attention to all your legal needs. We also fight with everything we have to ensure you secure full compensation to help you recover from your injuries, both physical and mental.
Contact us right now at (303) 331-6186 or online to set up your no-obligation, consultation with our premier burn injury attorneys in Denver.
Types and Degrees of Burn Injuries in Victims
96.7 percent of those treated in burn centers will survive. Sadly, many of these survivors will sustain serious scarring, life-long physical disabilities, and adjustment difficulties.
Some of the more serious types of burn injuries that can occur, and which can have a great effect on an individual’s life, are as follows:
- Thermal Burns – This category of burn is generally what comes to mind when most people think of a burn injury. It is the most common kind of burn which can occur when you come into close contact with the extreme heat given off by a fire, hot liquid, or steam source.
- Chemical Burns – These types of burns occur when the victim comes into contact with unsafe chemical compounds such as acids, alkali, or from chemical explosions.
- Light Burns – These occur when you are overexposed to light sources like UV lights or sunlight.
- Radiation Burns – It’s no secret that frequent exposure to radiation can be disastrous for your body. A very heavy dose of exposure can even be lethal. Contact with any kind of this material can lead to severe burns.
In order to treat victims who have suffered from any of the various types of burns mentioned above, it is essential that medical professionals uncover the type of burn and its severity in degrees. The following classifications are used in diagnosing and treating a burn victim:
- First-Degree Burns – When someone suffers from a first-degree burn, that means that the top layer of their skin has been damaged. A telltale sign of this type of injury includes minor inflammation and skin redness. In this particular instance, the damage is minimal, and the healing process can take around one week.
- Second-Degree Burns – These injuries go past the top layer of skin, causing redness and even blistering. Healing from this degree of burn often takes several weeks; it is really important that wounds are bandaged and properly taken care of to prevent infections and complications that can arise from this.
- Third-Degree Burns – This is the most damaging injury a burn victim can sustain. It isn’t uncommon that the injury goes deep into the layers of skin, even affecting bones and organs. The outside of the wound is often charred, and the inside of it may be white or black, as well as dry. Because of the severity of this degree of burn, a victim can suffer from shock, hypothermia, nerve damage, and death if not treated as soon as possible.
Treatment for these types of wounds often involves the use of IV fluids, surgery, and many different forms of rehabilitation. Above all else, it is important for victims to take preventative measures against infections. The skin is the outer layer of defense against pathogens, and if a serious burn injury is sustained, deadly infections can occur due to the weakened protective barrier/immune system.
The burn injury attorneys of The Bourassa Law Group are well aware of the excruciating pain that burn victims must endure, and we feel it is our duty to help them fight against the negligent parties that caused their suffering.
When you want a team of qualified and experienced lawyers who truly care about you and your case, trust in the burn injury attorneys of The Bourassa Law Group. Contact us today at (303) 331-6186 to set up your legal consultation and start on the path to securing full compensation for your burn injury.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
With how much our daily lives involve some sort of heat source, burn injuries can affect anyone at any time. Whether you are at work, home, school, or anywhere else, there are always risks that can cause serious severe injury burns.
Some of the most common causes of burn injuries include:
- Defective Products – Defective products, especially ones powered by battery or other sources of fuel, can be dangerous to use as they can spark, overheat, and cause a fire, burning anyone using or near the product.
- Car Accidents – Many expect that injuries from a car accident mainly occur because of physical trauma, but burn injuries are also a possibility.
- Fires in the Workplace – In 2011, fires and explosions were accountable for 3 percent of all deaths in workplaces across America. While this is a relatively low percentage, they still do occur, and when they do, they are often very serious or fatal.
- Chemical Accidents – Chemical burns may only seem possible in a laboratory or at a job site, but the truth of the matter is that chemical burns can occur at home, too. Products like bleach, or other types of cleaning products, can cause serious chemical burns.
- Electrocutions – Exposure to high levels of electricity can cause thermal burns and internal damage to the organs. The electrical current can also affect the respiratory, nervous, and cardiovascular systems, which can be fatal to the victim.
Contact The Bourassa Law Group today at (303) 331-6186 for a no-obligation consultation.
Types of Compensation That Can Be Won in Your Burn Injury Claim
We know how important it is of a decision to enlist the support of the burn injury attorneys of The Bourassa Law Group, that’s why we do everything we possibly can to honor that trust. Our team is always available to talk to you and we will provide you with updates in a clear and simple manner so you know exactly what is happening in your case.
Because of our experience with burn injury cases, we also know how to secure every source of compensation for our clients. At The Bourassa Law Group, our Denver burn injury attorneys will make sure that you are compensated for all damages you have suffered.
We will fight to help you recover damages that include but are not limited to:
- Lost Wages – If your burn injury has left you unable to work, the money you lost from your time away from work can be recovered.
- Medical Expenses – Recovering from a burn injury is costly, often involving multiple hospital visits, surgeries, and rehabilitation that can mount up to tens of thousands of dollars in bills. Our burn injury lawyers can secure compensation for past, present, and future medical expenses related to your burn injury.
- Loss of Quality of Life – When your injuries negatively impact your ability to enjoy life, relationships, and physical activities, our attorneys will fight with everything they have to seek this form of compensation for you.
Due to the severity of these types of injuries, permanent disfigurement and other extreme forms of pain may affect a victim. The following damages can also be sought if your situation is severe:
- Emotional/Physical Pain – Burn injuries can cause pain well after the accident has occurred. To combat this, psychological treatment and physical rehabilitation may be needed. Our Denver lawyers will help to secure these damages for you.
- Disfigurement – Extensive scarring and disfigurement can be visible depending on where the burn injuries occur on your body, causing the victim to fall into depression or suffer from other psychological issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Compensation can be recovered for these damages.
In certain cases, your loved one may lose their life as a result of their burn injuries. Should a negligent party be responsible for this loss of life, our Denver attorneys can help you to follow a wrongful death claim in which you can secure compensation for funeral expenses, medical expenses, and other damages you suffered.
Have you or a loved one suffered from a burn injury? Our Denver burn injury attorneys are just a phone call away.
A burn injury case demands that justice be delivered, especially if it was caused by a negligent party who denies responsibility. By law, you have the right to compensation to help you get the treatment you need to help you in your recovery process.
With a bevy of resources, professional relationships with medical and accident reconstruction specialists, and plenty of experience taking cases to trial, The Bourassa Law Group is more than confident in our ability to win your burn injury case and help you earn maximum compensation.
Contact us at (303) 331-6186 or online to set up a legal consultation with one of our Denver burn injury attorneys today.
Frequently asked questions
There are several factors that can contribute to the amount of damages you are eligible to recover. First, and foremost, are medical costs (past, current, and future) related to the injuries you sustained.
You may also be compensated for ‘general damages’ which include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, mental distress, and emotional anguish. In some instances where negligence or intentional harm was significant, you may pursue punitive damages.
Additionally, if you were involved in a car accident, then you may also be compensated for property damages, especially if there was loss of use of your vehicle.
As professional attorneys, we acknowledge our duty to keep our interactions with our clients entirely confidential. Not only do we aim to comply with the rules of ethics in our field, but we also want to keep your trust by securing personal information.
The Bourassa Law Group will work diligently with a supporting team of medical professionals, accident research specialists, and investigators to uncover the circumstances of your claim. We will seek out the degree of fault, analyze your injuries and losses, and evaluate the total impact the personal injury has had on your life. In addition to this, our team will assess the degree to which comparative negligence can affect your claim and determine if the at-fault party has insurance limits that would prevent them from compensating your total damages.
There is absolutely no cost for an initial consultation with the dedicated attorneys of The Bourassa Law Group. We understand how stressed you must be with the physical injuries, mental and emotional distress, and financial concerns that can arise after an unexpected accident - and we do not want to add to that burden.
Our team wants you to know that you are not alone. We are ready to hear your case and provide quality legal guidance. Contact us right now at [phone number linked="true"] for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
After suffering an accident, victims may wonder whether seeking legal care is effective and cost-efficient. You should know that our services are provided on a “contingency fee basis.” This means that we do not get paid unless you win.
The fees that we charge for our services are a percentage of the total amount that you will recover from your personal injury claim. Do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about how this process works. If your case is not successfully resolved with a considerable settlement - you owe us nothing.