Topeka Burn Injury Lawyers
Passionate Legal Assistance for Burn Victims
At DiPasquale Moore, our Topeka personal Injury attorneys have provided diligent representation to hundreds of clients. We can work hard to uphold your right to compensation, and we have guided numerous clients to successful settlements in personal injury cases. Burn injuries can lead to severe physical and emotional trauma. Our compassionate lawyers can stand by your side every step of the way as you seek the compensation you deserve. Call our firm today at (888) 743-1030 to learn more about our tenacious legal services.
Understanding Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can harm more than just your skin. Severe burn trauma can also affect your nerves, muscles, and even bones. While many of these injuries are caused by flames and exposure to fire, burns can result from steam, scalding liquid, electricity, radiation, hot machinery, and chemicals. Burn injuries are considered catastrophic if they prevent you from obtaining gainful employment and hinder your quality of life.
Burn injuries are divided into 4 categories:
- First-degree burns
- Second-degree burns
- Third-degree burns
- Fourth-degree burns
First-degree burns only affect the outer layer of skin, called the epidermis. Symptoms include red and sensitive skin, tingling, dry skin, and possible swelling. First-degree burns are usually easy to treat and are not classified as catastrophic injuries.
Second-degree burns affect the layer of skin beneath the epidermis, known as the dermis. Blisters, red or pink skin, and scarring may occur. Depending on the severity, second-degree burns may be classified as a minor injury or more severe injury.
Third-degree burns, also called full thickness burns, affect both the epidermis and dermis. These burns may destroy the skin tissue, appear deep red or white, and can be extremely painful during recovery. Skin grafts are often used to treat third-degree burn injuries, and these are often classified as catastrophic injuries.
Fourth-degree burns, the most severe of all, extend completely through the epidermis and dermis. These burns can cause permanent damage to deep tissue, including muscles, nerve endings, hair follicles, sweat glands, and bones. These are categorized as catastrophic injuries and require long-term, intensive medical care and treatment. They also may lead to amputations of severely burned limbs.
Seek Compensation with the Help of Our Attorneys
At DiPasquale Moore, we are committed to providing personal, tenacious representation. If your burns were caused by the negligent or intentional actions of another person, you have the right to hold that person responsible. We can investigate your situation, build your case, and answer your questions every step of the way.
Depending on your situation, you may be able to seek compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Permanent disability
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
- Punitive damages
Burn victims often suffer more than just physical trauma. They can be emotionally and mentally affected as well. If you have sustained a catastrophic burn injury, our compassionate Topeka personal injury attorneys can provide representation as you seek compensation from those responsible.
Contact us today for a free consultation. Our offices are located in Topeka, KS and Kansas City, MO.