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.
Types of Burn Injuries
A burn injury may be caused by heat, electricity, radiation, or chemicals. Most often, burns result from heat exposure (such as fire, steam, tar, or scalding liquids). Whether you sustained your injuries at home or on the job, our burn injury attorneys can help.
Pope McGlamry 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, 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
Contact Our Attorneys
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.