According to the American Burn Association, 1 million people suffer burn injuries in the United States each year. An estimated one-third of these victim are children.
Burns of any degree can be extremely painful, and in some cases and require long periods of recovery and rehabilitation. Victims are saddled with extended hospital stays, costly surgeries and ongoing medical treatment. Whether you sustained your injuries at home or on the job, Pope McGlamry can help.
Types of Burn Injuries
A burn injuries may be caused by heat, electricity, radiation or chemicals. Most often, burns result from heat exposure such as fire, steam, tar or scalding liquids.
Pope McGlamry’s burn injury law firm represents victims of:
- Chemical burns resulting from contact with abrasive chemicals such as acids, alkalis, etc.
- Electrical burns resulting from contact with strong currents
- Radiation burns caused by exposure to radiation or ultraviolet rays
- Thermal burns caused by flames, hot metals, steam or scalding liquids
Burn Injury Lawsuit
Burn injury victims who have been injured as a result of the reckless or negligent actions of others have the right to file a personal injury claim and recover damages. Because burn injuries are among the most expensive injuries to treat, burn injury settlements and jury verdicts in these cases are often sizable.
If you have suffered a burn injury, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses – hospital, surgical, and ambulance bills
- Rehabilitation costs – physical therapy and future medical care
- Diminished earning capacity – compensation for future earnings lost due to the injury
- Lost income – payment for wages lost
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At Pope McGlamry, our burn injury attorneys provide victims with thorough and experienced representation. Contact our Atlanta or Columbus office today if you or a loved one has suffered a burn or electrical injury.
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