Burn injury

Burn Injury Attorneys in Parkville, MO

Aggressive representation for burn victims throughout Missouri

Burn injuries can be catastrophic in nature. These injuries not only cause physical pain but emotional pain as well. Victims are often left with permanent scars which can make their lives difficult.

After a burn injury, it is crucial to seek immediate medical care. This can save a person's life and delayed treatment can truly alter the rest of their lives. Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys knows the effects that these injuries have on victims. There are a number of reasons that a burn injury can happen, and this means there are different parties that can be held liable. Our Parkville burn injury attorneys will work to build a case and negotiate with insurance companies or employers who are unwilling to pay for their negligence.

What are the different types of burn degrees?

Burns are classified in terms of degrees. Determining which degree your burn falls under will depend on how deep the skin was damaged. Even a seemingly small burn can lead to serious health complications and permanent scars.

  • First-degree burns: This is the mildest burn you might experience. While it is mild this does not mean that it should not be taken seriously. This type of burn typically damages the epidermis which is also known as the first layer of skin. You may reach full recovery in three to five days.
  • Second-degree burns: These kinds of burns not only affect the first layer of skin but the second one as well. The epidermis and the dermis are injured in these cases. Victims will experience blisters and blotches along with severe pain. The skin will grow back in most cases.
  • Third-degree burns: One of the most severe but survivable burns is third degree. These go beyond the skin and can reach down to the fat that is beneath the skin. This can cause nerve damage and the area will appear black, brown, or white.
  • Fourth-degree burns: The most severe kind of burn is fourth degree. This burn affects not only the skin but also the muscles and bones. Fatalities are common.

Burn injuries that are left untreated can cause the injury to get worse and can result in death or permanent disability. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 180,000 deaths are caused by burns around the world.

What causes Parkville burn injuries?

There are several situations that can lead to a burn injury, including:

  • Contact with chemicals
  • Physical abuse
  • Exposure to radiation
  • Contact with open flames
  • Hot grease accidents
  • Contact with hot steam or liquid

There are a number of scenarios where you can be burned, and you will need to discuss your specific circumstances with a Parkville burn injury attorney. Being involved in an accident can be a traumatic experience and this is more so true when you suffer from a burn. While the physical scar may fade, the emotional scars can remain.

Can burns be treated in Parkville?

There are treatment options for burns. Medical professionals will often treat the initial burn and provide follow-up care for burn victims.

  • First-degree burns: These burns can be treated by running cool water over the burn and applying aloe Vera gel. You may also need to use antibiotic cream and have the burn wrapped with gauze.
  • Second-degree burns: While treatment can be like that for first-degree burns, there are a few additional steps you will need to take. The first is that a doctor will need to treat these kinds of burns. They may also prescribe or recommend stronger ointments than are used for first-degree burns.
  • Third-degree burns: These burns can turn fatal if left untreated. Often, doctors will need to conduct a skin graft to treat the burned area. Victims will also need to have IV fluids so that shock is prevented, and blood pressure is stabilized.
  • Fourth-degree burns: These are treated like third-degree burns. Immediate triage is likely necessary because of the high fatality rate of fourth-degree burn injuries.

If you suffer from a burn injury you need to seek medical attention and speak with a Parkville burn injury attorney immediately.

What are the complications of burn injuries?

Any burn that is not immediately treated can cause complications for burn victims. However, third- and fourth-degree burns, due to their severity, often have complications even when they are treated properly. These burns can have life-threatening consequences. They also have a range of possible complications such as:

  • Organ failure
  • Disfiguring scars
  • Low blood pressure
  • Edema
  • Pneumonia
  • Arrhythmia
  • Muscle contracture

When you add on a complication to an already severe burn this can wreak havoc on your body. Recovery can get longer, and it may be nearly impossible to get to a space where the patient is able to comfortably go through life. Oftentimes, burns leave permanent physical and emotional scars for victims. This is not an easy recovery process, and you will need the best medical care and legal representation possible. Contact a Parkville burn injury attorney after a burn accident to get started on building your case.

Who can be held liable for a Parkville burn injury?

Depending on how the burn accident happens, there are many parties that can be held liable for your burn injury. Determining liability will be contingent on where the burn accident happened and how the accident occurred. Some of those parties include:

  • Manufacture of a defective product
  • Employers
  • Homeowners
  • Property owners
  • Drivers

You will need to address the circumstances of your accident with a Parkville burn injury attorney to determine who should be held liable and what the best legal route should be.

Do you have a burn injury attorney near me?

Our Parkville office is located at 8600 NW 64th Street Suite 945. Please call for an appointment. Our lawyers have offices throughout Missouri and Kansas.

A Parkville burn injury attorney can help you recover compensation

If you're unsure of whether you have a case or not, you should speak to a Parkville burn injury attorney. Any person who has sustained a burn injury due to the negligent actions of another party is entitled to file a personal injury claim against the liable party. It is important to note that there are strict statutes for filing these kinds of cases so you should not wait to talk to an attorney.

For three decades Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys has worked to protect the rights of burn injury victims by using our knowledge and resources. We handle each case with a personal touch which allows victims to focus on healing while we handle the legal complexities. Call us at 816-471-5111 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.

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