Minneapolis Burns & Explosion Lawyer
Many people are surprised to learn that burn injuries are the second leading cause of accidental death in the United States. 500,000 burn injuries require medical attention every year while 40,000 people are hospitalized because of burn injuries. If you or someone you love has been impacted by a burn or explosion due to the negligence of someone else, then contact our team of qualified Minnesota personal injury lawyers right away.
Burn and Explosions
Many burns and explosions accidents will occur in the workplace. However, a burn accident can occur anywhere anytime. Burn accident and explosions occur due to negligence, car accidents and truck accidents. Furthermore, they can have devastating consequences for the victim and the victim’s family. In some instances a burn will be mildly painful and leave a scar while in other instances, a burn can be so severe it can lead to death.
Types of Burns
Essentially, there are three degrees of burns. First degree burns are the least severe and often resemble really bad sunburn. The outer layer of skin is affected and will be red and painful for a few days. In most instances the skin will peel but there is no blistering.
Second degree burns are more traumatizing and will impact most, if not all of the layers of skin. Second degree burns are accompanied by painful blisters and, in some instances, infection as well. Second degree burn victims will need to seek medical attention and may be put on painkillers.
Third degree burns are the most severe and often occur during a serious explosion such as a car accident or work place injury. Third degree burns destroy all the tissue of the skin and can even affect the muscles and ligaments around the skin. The skin may look white and be extremely painful. Third degree burn patients may be left with permanent scarring and severe emotional trauma. Medical attention should be immediate. In some instances, a third degree burn can lead to life threatening infections and death.
Do Not Suffer in Silence
Burn injuries will vary depending on what has happened and how severe the burn is. However, if you have suffered through a burn accident, then you may be faced with the following conditions:
- Emotional trauma
- Extreme pain
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of limbs
- Loss of vision or hearing
In addition to the above injuries, you may also face a loss of quality of life, a loss of the ability to work and take care of your family and added medical and rehabilitation expenses.
Minneapolis Burn Injury Attorney
Recovery from a burn injury or an explosion accident is neither quick nor painless. You will most likely be unable to work and need medical attention immediately. If you are struggling with a burn injury that is due to the negligence of someone else, then you deserve financial compensation for your losses as well as your trauma.
We Can Help You
Contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC at 651-224-3833 or toll free at 800-732-3070 today to get the legal advice and financial compensation you deserve.