Providing Support And Counsel To Burn Victims
Burns can result from a wide variety of different accidents, including fire, explosions, electrocution and chemical exposure. No matter the cause, though, these injuries can have an immense impact on an injured person’s life. In addition to the financial challenges caused by recovery, burn victims may also struggle with the emotional toll caused by pain and scarring. They may be unable to work, and some may even require lifelong treatment.
The attorneys at Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd. are dedicated to supporting injured people in Minnesota, including those impacted by severe burns. We understand how the long-term effects of a burn can change the course of our clients’ lives, and we work to hold negligent people and companies responsible.
How Can Burns Impact An Injured Person’s Life?
Burns of any sort can be very painful, and more serious burns can have a lifelong impact on an injured person’s quality of life. Burn injuries are categorized by their degree of severity:
- First-degree burns — First degree burns impact only the first layer of the skin and generally do not require significant medical intervention.
- Second-degree burns — Second degree burns damage the outer layers of the skin, causing swelling, redness or blisters.
- Third-degree burns — Third degree burns damage not only the outer layers of the skin but also the subcutaneous tissue, damaging nerves.
- Fourth-degree burns — These serious burns do significant damage not only to the skin but also to the tissue beneath it, destroying nerves and potentially damaging muscle or bone.
In addition to the immediate impact of the burn on the skin and underlying tissue, these injuries may also lead to additional complications. Injured people may experience infections in the burned area. Burn injuries may also leave them with scarring that permanently disfigures their skin or limits their range of motion. In cases of fourth-degree burns, the injury may even extend to their muscles or bones, leaving the affected area permanently damaged.
The attorneys at Paige J. Donnelly, Ltd. have experience with a wide variety of injury cases, including those that resulted in severe burns. We work with our clients to fully understand the impact that their injuries have had on their life, from the immediate cost of recovery to the long-term medical needs resulting from an accident. We also use our extensive experience in injury law to create a legal strategy that reflects their unique needs.
Discuss Your Case With An Experienced Injury Law Attorney
If you or a loved one has experienced a burn injury, you do not have to face the challenges of this injury alone. Contact our firm online or call 651-728-7070 to discuss your case with a member of our experienced team.