Have you experienced serious burn injuries in an accident? Were your burn injuries the result of someone else’s negligent or intentional actions? The Anastopoulo Law Firm is ready to help you pursue the compensation and damages that you deserve to help you cover the costs associated with a burn injury. Our attorneys in South Carolina understand the intricacies of burn injuries and their consequences, and can deliver the legal representation and advice that you deserve. Reach out to us today to discover how we can be of assistance.
Understanding the Intricacies of Burn Injury Cases
Burns are injuries to the body that can be caused by fire, radiation, heat, electricity or chemicals. Serious burns, such as those that cover a broad portion of the body and/or impact internal organs, are often fatal; others may result in lifelong medical complications. In addition to resulting in lasting physical damage to the skin and altering physical appearances, a serious burn injury can have significant psychological and emotional effects on the sufferer.
Burn injuries can be classified in the first, second, third or fourth degree, each representing an increasing level of severity. The following is a short description of each
- First-degree burns: the least severe type of burn, which is comparable to a sunburn. First-degree burns affect the outer layer of the skin and are characterised by minor pain and redness on this region of the skin.
- Second-degree burns: these burns affect the first and second layer of the skin. Second-degree burns can cause blistering of the skin, fluid buildup and damage to the deep skin tissue resulting in a whitened outer appearance.
- Third-degree burns: these burns are considered to be “severe” in nature and involve the actual charring of all the skin’s different layers. The skin affected by a third-degree burn turns hard, thick and leathery. Fluid buildup occurs, and may be purple in color. Third-degree burns may not feel painful because of the nerve damage that has resulted, and plastic surgery such as skin grafting may be necessary.
- Fourth-degree burns: these burns are the most severe. Fourth-degree burns can result in the complete charring of all of the layers of the skin, which can even extend through the muscle tissue and into the bone. Fourth-degree burns can be fatal and/or life threatening, and generally require serious plastic surgery.
Contact Anastopoulo Law Firm Burn Injury Attorneys Today
Regardless of whether your burn injury was caused by heat, fire, chemicals, radiation or electricity, the South Carolina burn injury attorneys at Anastopoulo Law Firm can help. Our team of attorneys has handled numerous burn injury cases; as such, we can provide the legal representation necessary for you to receive compensation for the injuries that you have suffered. Don’t tackle your case alone; instead, contact us today for a free consultation and professional representation.