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Louisville Burn Injury Lawyers

Unfortunately, burn injuries often have traumatic consequences on a victim and their life, making them some of the most difficult types of physical trauma to recover from. Even with more minor burns, a person might sustain significant pain and emotional trauma, not to mention months of recovery, and with the most severe burns, a person’s life might alter irrevocably. From the substantial financial expenses often associated with treating burn injuries to the tragic permanent disabilities and scarring that many victims suffer from, burn injuries often leave victims and their families facing devastating repercussions.

When a person suffers burn injuries caused by someone else, whether as a result of a car or truck accident, a defective product, or any other issue, our Louisville burn injury attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm believe they should be owed financial compensation. In fact, by holding the party responsible for causing the burns, a victim can often not only get much-needed compensation, but also the justice and closure he or she often needs.

Causes and Types of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can occur in a number of different ways, with the following being some of the most common causes:

  • Scalding
  • Fires
  • Chemical exposure
  • Explosions
  • Electrical incidents

When a person sustains a burn in these and other incidents due to someone else’s negligent actions, whether a first degree or third degree burn, he or she deserves to be compensated for the undue suffering they have been forced to endure.

Do’s and Dont’s of Burn Injury First-Aid

Get in Touch with a Burn Injuries Attorney in Louisville

If you have suffered burn injuries because of another person’s reckless or negligent actions, our legal team at the Sampson Law Firm believes that you shouldn’t have to face the consequences on your own. By getting in touch with us at (502) 584-5050, you can discuss the details of your situation with a compassionate attorney and find out how we may be able to fight for your rights and interests.

Burn Injury FAQs

What are some complications that can arise out of burn injuries?

Burns, though there are mild cases, are serious injuries with the potential to inflict additional complications for victims that can cause permanent impairment, require additional surgeries, and can even result in death. Some common complications that arise from burn injuries include bacterial infections and sepsis, respiratory problems and potential respiratory failure, hypothermia and its harrowing effects, scarring, and bone and joint problems from scar tissue that limits the range of movement. Many of these complications are life-threatening and many can cause permanent impairment, injustices that no victim should have to endure.

What are some common burn injuries and their causes?

Burn injuries are common injuries that occur routinely on their own and in conjunction with other serious injuries. Burn injuries can be caused by automotive accidents, fires, dangerous defective products, and even explosions. Additionally, burn injuries are common occurrences in a number of dangerous job sectors, like construction, manufacturing, and agricultural professions, where chemical exposure, electrical incidents, and defective equipment routinely contribute to serious burns and other workplace injuries. However your burn occurred, if it happened because of the negligence or recklessness of another party, you deserve compensation for your medical bills and the trauma that you have endured as a result.

How much compensation can I expect from my burn injury?

The amount of compensation that you can expect to receive from your injuries depends considerably on the extent of your injuries and the effect that these injuries have had on your life. Burn victims may be able to collect additional compensation for the pain and suffering they have endured, from the trauma of reconstructive surgeries and skin grafts, and from the psychological and emotional suffering that may arise from living with burn scars. Other factors for which you may obtain compensation include any lost wages from lost time at work; past, present, and future medical bills that arose from your injury; physical rehabilitation costs, and expenses from counseling and other psychiatric care. For a more exact idea of the kind of compensation you can expect, please contact any of our expert Louisville burn injury attorneys.