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Severe burns are among the most painful types of injuries resulting from traumatic accidents. The recovery process can be slow, and many burn victims will suffer lifelong consequences. Prompt, professional medical care is critical, and burn victims must be patient as their wounds heal and they attempt to adjust to life with the debilitating effects of their injuries.
Individuals who suffer severe burns will often face substantial losses. Not only can the costs of medical treatment (which may include surgery) quickly become unmanageable, but the inability to work, the inability to enjoy life, the persistent pain and suffering, and the effects of permanent scarring and disfigurement can all take significant tolls as well. In fact, most burn victims do not understand the true extent of their losses until they speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Experienced Denver Injury Attorneys
At Levine Law, we are committed to helping accident victims with burns recover just compensation. We understand the consequences burn victims face, and we know how important – how critically important – it is that our clients win the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one suffered severe burns in an accident in Denver, we want to help you. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we will devote personal attention to your case to ensure that we seek the largest possible financial recovery based upon our knowledge and experience.
Understanding the Degrees of Burns
Burn injuries are classified by their severity. First degree burns are the least damaging, while fourth degree burns require emergency medical treatment. The basic characteristics of first, second, third and fourth degree burns are as follows:
- First-Degree Burns – First-degree burns affect the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin) and commonly cause redness, minor inflammation or swelling, pain, and peeling of the skin as the burn heals.
- Second-Degree Burns – Second-degree burns affect the epidermis and the dermis (the middle layer of the skin). Symptoms include redness, swelling, pain, and blisters which require careful treatment in order to minimize recovery time and prevent infection.
- Third-Degree Burns – Third-degree burns affect all three layers of skin (the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis). While third-degree burns can be extremely painful, nerve damage resulting from these burns can actually lessen burn victims’ pain temporarily. Other symptoms of third-degree burns include waxy or white-colored skin, charring, skin that is raised and leathery in texture, and severe tissue damage requiring skin grafts.
- Fourth-Degree Burns – Fourth-degree burns cause damage beyond the skin, damaging the underling muscle and nerve tissue as well. Individuals who experience fourth-degree burns will often go into shock and be at risk for a variety of significant long-term complications.
We help our clients recover just compensation for burns sustained in all types of accidents, and we also have extensive experience assisting clients who have faced unnecessary complications from severe burns due to medical malpractice. For more information, schedule a free consultation today.
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If you would like to speak with a Denver injury attorney at Levine Law, contact us to schedule your complimentary initial consultation. You can reach us 24/7, so call our law offices at (303) 333-8000 or request an appointment online now.