You cannot surprise anyone with a mild burn. In fact, the vast majority of people have experienced mild burns at least once in their lives due to everyday actions, especially those who cook frequently. Remember that time when you accidentally touched a hot pan in the kitchen? So do we.
Sure, although these mild burns can be quite painful and cause temporary discomfort, superficial burns are unlikely to cause long-term emotional distress and physical suffering.
The same cannot be said about severe burns. Depending on the degree, cause, source, and whether another party’s negligence is involved, you may be able to seek compensation for your burn injury. That’s where you may need legal help from a Pittsburgh burn injury attorney from Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman.
Fact: Each year, more than 450,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms due to burn injuries, of whom about 45,000 are admitted to long-term medical care at burn centers.
Unfortunately, burn injury can cause life-long rehabilitation and lead to medical intervention. As a result of severe burns, victims face permanent disfigurement, impaired ability to enjoy one’s life, impaired earning capacity, loss of bodily function, psychological and emotional distress, pain and suffering, all of which can be life-long effects of a burn injury.
Typically, burn injuries fall into four categories to determine the extent of injury:
There can be many causes and sources of burn injury, but the most common are:
Seeking compensation after sustaining a burn injury may not be as easy as you think, especially for those with first- or second-degree burns. However, you may be able to sue the negligent party and recover compensation by hiring a Pittsburgh burn injury lawyer from Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman. Get a free consultation by calling at 1-888-98-TWINS.