For What Type Of Burn Injury Do I Need A Burn Injury Lawyer?

You need a burn injury lawyer if you have a burn injury that is a 2nd-degree, 3rd-degree burn, or 4th-degree burn.

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What Causes Burn Injuries?

Burn injuries can be caused by any of the following:

What Are The Degrees Of Burn Injuries?

The seriousness of a burn is described in degrees called a first-degree burn, second-degree burn, third-degree burn, or fourth-degree burn.

graphic image showing the severity of first, second and third degree burn injuries

Burn Injury Chart

1st Degree Burns

A first-degree burn causes pain, redness, and swelling but is not a serious burn. You usually do not need a burn injury lawyer for a first-degree burn. Feel free to call us for a free consultation to find out if you should have a burn injury lawyer for your 1st-degree burn.

2nd Degree Burns

Second-degree burns or partial-thickness burns are often serious and can be worth a significant amount of money in a personal injury settlement. These burns usually do not cause scarring, but the pigmentation of the burned area may change. Second-degree burns affect both the outer and underlying layer of skin and cause blistering.

You do need a burn injury lawyer for a 2nd-degree burn.

3rd Degree Burns

Third-degree burns are always serious and often extremely serious. Third-degree burns also called full-thickness burns affect the deep layers of skin. Some third-degree burns require skin grafting. Third-degree burns affecting a large area of the body are life-threatening. Even third-degree burns affecting a small area of the body can be dangerous due to the possibility of infection. Third-degree burns can cause significant disfiguring and debilitating scars.

You do need a burn injury lawyer for a 3rd-degree burn.

4th Degree Burns

Fourth-degree burns are third-degree burns (full-thickness burns) that extend into the muscle and bone and are life-threatening. Obviously, fourth-degree burns are extremely serious.

You do need a burn injury lawyer for a 4th-degree burn.

How Much Is A Burn Injury Worth?

Due to the visible nature of burns, these injuries can be quite valuable. More serious burns may result in scarring, disfigurement, serious restrictions of movement, and extensive treatment including skin grafting and other types of medical treatment.

The burn injury lawyers at 1-800-HURT-911 may be able to get you as much as several million dollars for your burn injury.

This photo shows a 3rd-degree heat burn on the calf caused by contact with a motorcycle exhaust and a 3rd-degree friction burn on his thigh from the tire.
Third degree burns on a leg from a motorcycle accident

Burns from a fire often involve many related injuries such as traumatic brain injury, airway burns, and lung burns with serious future consequences.

$19,786,818 was awarded to a 23-year-old who was severely burned with third-degree burns when a gas company employee negligently opened the wrong gas valve.

Find out The Real Facts About the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuit and the third-degree burn written by Attorney Phil Franckel.

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