Injuries resulting from exposure to fire or electricity can have a number of devastating effects, including infection, disfigurement and death in extreme cases. Even less severe burns can entail ongoing medical treatments and therapy, which incur both a physical and emotional toll on you as you struggle to recover. The financial cost of effective medical care can also be a concern, especially if you have been left unable to work.
At Chester Law Group Co. LPA, we provide you dependable representation that is backed by more than 190 years of collective experience. Our attorneys have a solid understanding of accidents that result in devastating personal harm, and we have built a reputation in Akron as a law firm you can trust.
Health Impact Of Burns
As described by MedlinePlus, burns are separated into the following three classifications:
- First-degree: Known as the mildest form of burns, first-degree burns affect only the outer layer of skin and typically require minimal treatment.
- Second-degree: Second-degree burns involve both the outer layer of skin as well as the layer directly underneath. Antibiotic cream may be required to treat subsequent blistering.
- Third-degree: Third-degree burns are the most serious classification. This type of burn penetrates tissues to the deepest layer, thereby resulting in significant nerve damage.
The more serious your burns are, the higher your risk is of complications such as infection and shock. Burns that extend deep into your body tissue can require skin grafting, which involves harvesting healthy skin from other parts of your body and placing it over the damaged areas. Not only can this process involve a great deal of pain, it may also lead to substantial scarring, causing you mental and emotional anguish.
You Do Not Have To Go It Alone
With our team on your side, you will find that you do not have to face the other party's insurance company on your own. Use our online intake form to set up your free initial consultation, or contact one of our attorneys by calling 800-761-0465.