Burn injuries sustained in the workplace can have adverse effects on quality of life or result in loss of life. Even when burns are minor and can be treated without hospitalization, they are extremely painful and prevent you from returning to work. That’s why hiring experienced personal injury lawyers like the team at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., is critical to pursuing compensation for the hardship incurred.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., serves Canton and the Michigan area with expert legal services. We can help you collect damages if it’s probable that your burn injury occurred due to someone else’s negligence.
There are four different categories of burns that determine how severe the damage is.
These are burns that affect the skin’s outer layer and can resolve themselves in a week. They are red and moist but, despite being painful, have a high recovery rate.
The superficial second-degree burn permeates further into the skin than a first-degree burn and affects the dermis. This burn is pink in color, moist, and applying pressure can produce red blotches. It should heal within two weeks.
A deep second-degree burn is different from a superficial second-degree burn because the damage to the tissue extends past the dermis and destroys deeper tissue. This type of burn doesn’t produce red blotches with pressure and is white and dry to the touch. With this type of burn, there is a risk of scarring, and healing can take at least three to four weeks.
A third-degree burn occurs when the skin’s epidermal and dermal layers are destroyed. This is the most severe burn type. Affecting subcutaneous tissue, these burns appear depressed, charred, and even leather-like.
When a burn is this severe, it sometimes destroys nerve endings, so the burn is not as painful but is very serious and can require skin grafting or other surgeries for reconstruction. Hot liquids and chemicals might be responsible for third-degree burns.
Insurance companies will fight against paying damages to personal injury victims, particularly in cases of burn injuries. That’s why it’s so critical to reach out to a team of personal injury attorneys at an experienced law firm who can help you prove negligence so you can collect damages for your pain and suffering.
Working with burn injuries can be impossible depending on the severity of your burn, and you will want to seek compensation for lost wages and medical bills. If a loved one has died as a result of a burn injury due to negligence, you can pursue a wrongful death claim by working with a Canton personal injury lawyer.
At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., we aim to create an attorney-client relationship that builds your trust and confidence in our law office. As personal injury attorneys tackling slip and fall cases, car accidents, dog bites, brain injury, and more, we are just a phone call away. Eileen Kroll, a senior partner and nurse-attorney, is a registered nurse whose practical medical experience can help prove your case.
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