St. Louis Burn Injury Lawyers
Burn Injury Lawyers in St. Louis. Burn injuries are painful and can cause severe scarring and disfigurement. If you suffered a chemical burn at work, an electrical burn, or another severe burn injury because of another person's negligence, you'll need an experienced attorney to fight for your case.
Attorney James Windsor Eason understands how devastating it is to suffer a burn injury because of another person's carelessness and is prepared to aggressively fight for the cases of first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree burn victims. If you are ready to discuss your St. Louis burn injury claim, call 314-932-1066 now.
Degrees of Burn Injuries
According to the American Burn Association, approximately 486,000 people sought treatment for burn injuries in 2016. Of this number, 3,275 were attributed to fire/smoke inhalation.
The four types of burn injuries include:
- First-Degree - minor burns that affect the outer layer of a person's skin. Typically looks like a sunburn and heals with little to no treatment in a week
- Second-Degree - a moderate burn that affects the outer and inner layer of skin. Generally causes blistering, swelling, and severe pain. If untreated, second-degree burns can cause permanent scarring
- Third-Degree - the most severe types of burns, this level of burn destroys both the outer and inner layer of skin and can cause damage to a person's bones, muscles, and tendons located at the site of injury. Third-degree burns appear white or charred and are accompanied by complete loss of sensation and often, limited mobility to the part of the body that was injured, and disfigurement
Some second-degree burns, and most third-degree burns, require intensive medical treatment to heal properly, and even then, third-degree burn victims often require ongoing skin grafting and medical treatment. Chronic medical conditions are generally expensive to treat and can take a severe mental and emotional toll on victims.
Missouri Burn Injury Settlements
There are several elements involved in determining a Missouri burn injury settlement, such as what caused the burns, who caused the accident, and the status of the victim's condition. If an employee suffers chemical burn injuries at work, or someone is injured in a house fire caused by a negligent property owner, often, the victim can sue either their employer or the careless property owner for damages.
Suing a property owner for damages requires proof of burn injuries, evidence of the accident (a police report and a report from the fire department), and witness reports from the accident. The more credible proof there is from an accident, the better odds your Missouri burn injury claim has of recovering the maximum amount of compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and other damages related to the accident.
Talk to a St. Louis Burn Injury Lawyer
If you suffered severe burn injuries to your arms, legs, face, back, or other parts of your body because of another person, you need an experienced attorney representing your case. The Eason Law Firm's St. Louis Burn Injury Lawyers won't give up until you are satisfied with the results of your case and promise to be by your side every step of the way when fighting for your claim.
With over 15 years of experience fighting for Missouri injury victims, former Golden Gloves Boxer Attorney James Windsor Eason isn't afraid to push back against the other party's insurer and demand the compensation you deserve for your harm and losses.
For more information on how James Eason can fight for your St. Louis burn injury claim's right to compensation, call 314-932-1066 or contact the Eason Law Firm now for a free case review or consultation.