A burn injury may occur due many different types of accidents. Flames, heat, steam, radiation, and chemical burns can all produce severe burn injuries. Victims of burn injury may suffer nerve damage, dehydration, infection, organ failure, and other serious medical issues.
Frekhtman & Associates will work with top experts to fully investigate how your accident happened to determine if anyone was negligent and can be held legally responsible for your burn injury. In that regard, we work closely with fire & safety engineering experts, economists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and other specialists.
If we accept your case, our firm works overtime to build the most powerful legal case possible solidifying liability against the defendants and proving the maximum possible damages case before a jury.
Many new York City burn injury accidents are preventable because they happen due to negligence on behalf of a vehicle owner or operator, a building owner or management, or other responsible party. New York law states that a reasonable party must use ordinary care in maintaining a vehicle or property so as to not result in a fire or burn injury. Too often an owner may not act reasonably and display ordinary care in maintaining their property thus leading to a fire and burn injury.
Toxic or hazardous chemicals may cause fires, explosions, and severe burn injuries at work or at home. Whenever products are not labelled correctly, given a misleading warning, placed in an improper container, or when products are used improperly, they can cause chemical burns.
Explosions particularly those that happen on industrial worksites are often caused by some sort of negligence. Negligence is the failure to use reasonable or ordinary care in maintaining a work site, handling flammable liquids, or taking other fire safety & prevention precautions.
Examples of explosions in the workplace include the following:
The skin is the largest organ in the human body and provides a protective barrier from foreign substances that can cause infections. The skin helps regulate body temperature. When a severe burn injury due to a fire accident, chemical burn, explosion, or other similar cause happens, the damages skin cannot heal fully because the burned skin has to be replaced with healthy skin. A surgical procedure employed by physicians is called a skin graft surgery. Medically there is a strong preference to take donor skin from the injured person since his or her body is much more likely to accept skin from other parts of the body as opposed to skin from a different individual altogether.
Common types of skin grafts:
Burn injuries frequently lead to scarring which can be improved through surgical procedures such as skin grafting or debridement but often cannot be completely cured. Leaving a victim of a burn injury with a permanent scar is devastating and leads to post traumatic psychological injuries including emotional distress and depression.
Human skin is made up of layers. A thick layer of skin is the dermis followed by an exterior layer of skin known as the epidermis. Burn injuries to the epidermis or outermost lawyer may heal when skin tissue rebuilds. If the injury only affected the epidermis, the resultant scarring may be mild or may completely heal. On the other hand, damage to the dermis is likely to be permanent. When the inner layer or dermis is burned healing process is much more complex because our body naturally produces a protein called collagen fibers which result in severe scars.
After a fire accident or burn injury event, a person may develop the following types of scars:
After a burn injury it can take up to 1-2 years for the injury and scar to stabilize. Surgery may be required including plastic surgery to improve the mobility of the area injured by the scar and improve the scar’s appearance.
If you or a loved one suffered a severe burn injury, explosion, or fire accident, contact the lawyers at Frekhtman & Associates. We can help maximize your compensation by hiring fire experts, engineers, electrical, and other safety experts. We can maximize your compensation by hiring damages experts such as plastic surgeons, top medical specialists, economists to prove lost wages, and occupational rehabilitation experts. Call us at (866) ATTY-LAW.
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