One of the most painful personal injuries anyone can suffer in an accident is a burn injury. Intense physical pain and severe emotional fallout can result. Treatment and recovery can last for years. The damage to a victim’s self-image can be devastating; the collateral impact on family, friends, careers and other aspects of their lives, overwhelming.
The law firm of Monsees & Mayer P.C. has helped clients throughout Kansas and Missouri and across the nation recover millions in compensation for serious injuries caused by the careless actions of individuals or companies. Contact our Kansas City burn injury lawyers for experienced help and legal options to hold those responsible for burn injuries accountable.
Burn injuries fall into three categories:
First-Degree: A minor burn affecting the outer layer of skin only and involving mild pain, peeling of skin and possible discoloration. Injuries will typically heal on their own in two to five days.
Second-Degree: A more intense burn to both the first and second layers of skin, involving reddening, blistering and severe pain. With proper treatment this type of burn injury can heal in a few weeks with little scarring.
Third-Degree: A serious burn involving extensive damage to several layers of skin and nerve endings. The skin becomes charred and may appear black or white and dry. Deep scarring and disfigurement are common. Sometimes these are referred to as “full thickness burns.”
Types of Burn Injury Cases We Handle
Most serious burn injury cases are caused by a thermal source such as fire, smoke or hot liquids and objects. Other sources are chemical, involving acids or gasoline, electrical due to faulty wiring, and even light in the form of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Our Kansas City attorneys are available to handle a range of serious burn injury cases, including:
- Acid Burns
- Car Accidents
- Chemical Burns
- Electronic cigarette or “e-cigarettes”
- Flammable Fabrics
- Gas Explosions
- Propane Tanks
- Home Appliance Fires
- House Fires
- Industrial Accidents
- Power Line Contact Injury
- Road Rash
- Scalding Accidents
- Smoke Inhalation
- Steam Burns
- Tanning Bed Accidents
- Toxic Chemicals
- UV Burns
Victims often undergo multiple surgeries involving skin grafts, facing the constant threat of deadly infections, and a lifetime of serious healthcare concerns. Similar to other types of serious injury cases, burn injury cases are complex and involve extensive resources in order to build and present a compelling story of how a burn has affected a client’s life.
If you or a family member has been seriously burned in an accident that was caused by the negligent actions of another, our Kansas City burn injury lawyers can help ensure you recover the medical and financial resources you will need, and deserve. Contact the catastrophic injury lawyers of Monsees & Mayer P.C today.
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