Burn injuries can be life altering. They often leave the victim with permanent injuries and impairments and involve extensive medical care and painful rehabilitation. These sorts of injuries are commonly caused by:

  • Workplace injuries in the
    • oil and gas;
    • pipeline;
    • chemical;
    • restaurant; and
    • steel industries;
  • Defective products or equipment;
  • Explosions;
  • Motor vehicle accidents;
  • Aviation and train accidents;
  • Faulty wiring or electrical fires;
    • Burns are typically classified by degree.

      First degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin. These typically heal on their own but can become infected and lead to complications.

      Second degree burns damage multiple layers of skin, in addition to the redness associated with first degree burns, these often result in oozing and blistering of the skin. Larger second degree burns can be very significant and require close medical attention.

      Third degree burns are the most severe. In a third degree burn, all layers of the skin, as well as underlying tissues are destroyed. Third degree burns require significant medical treatment to prevent infection and enable healing.

      No matter how minor or severe the degree, if you or a loved one have suffered a burn injury, it is important to know both your medical options AND your legal rights. The trial lawyers at Goddard & Wagoner specialize in representing the victims of accidents. We are available 24 hours a day for a free, no obligation, consultation and if you can’t come to us, we are happy to come to you. Call or click today to get the help you deserve.