Boulder Burn Injury
Victims harmed by the careless actions or inactions of another deserve justice and compensation for their suffering—physical, financial, and emotional. Severe burn injuries, for example, are a particularly difficult injury to recover from. If you have recently been hurt in a major accident in Boulder CO, there is help available.
Once you have overcome the initial shock and treatments that inevitably accompany a serious burn, you should begin to consider your legal options. If your injuries were the result of the negligence of another party or person, you may be able to sue for damages.
The Colorado lawyers at Carabin Shaw offer a free consultation to all victims looking to pursue legal action. Our professional staff will answer any initial questions you have and will offer guidance about your next steps moving forward.Categories of Burn Injuries
All burn injuries stemming from these categories are evaluated on a scale of first- to third-degree burns. First-degree burns are usually superficial, causing minimal damages, and can be treated at home. Second-degree burns can be considered serious if they cover a large portion of a body or occur on delicate areas such as hands, feet, face, joints, or genitals.
Third-degree burns are the most severe and need immediate hospitalization and specialty care. These burns usually call for surgeries, professional treatments, therapies, and long-term care. Consult with a personal injury lawyer in Boulder immediately if you have suffered serious second- or third-degree burns due to the negligence of another.1. Chemical Burns
Chemical burns result from exposure to toxic chemicals, either internally or externally. These burns commonly occur at work or at home.2. Electrical Burns
Because electricity can pass through the body, major organs and deep tissues may be affected. It has been reported that 4-5% of burns treated in hospitals are electrical, and 400 deaths result from “high voltage electrical injuries” yearly.3. Thermal Burns
Exposure to scalding liquids, fire, hot objects, steam, and hot surfaces are considered thermal burns.4. Radiation Burns
Prolonged exposure to UV rays may cause radiation burns. These burns can be caused by X-rays, radiotherapy, CT scans, radiation therapy, fluoroscopy, and more.5. Cold Burns
These burns are also known as “frostbite.” They are caused by coming into contact with a very cold object or substance for a prolonged period of time.6. Friction Burns
Friction burns occur when skin comes into contact with an object and is essentially scraped off. These burns are commonly seen in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and bicycle accidents.
An experienced lawyer can help if you have dealt serious injuries due to any of the burns listed above.Common Burn Injury Causes & Negligent Parties
Negligence can be difficult to determine and prove. If you are unsure about determining negligence, contact a trusted attorney to discuss the specifics of your claim.
Some of the more common burn injuries we see in Colorado include, but are not limited to…Apartment Fires / Residential Fires
Rental home fires can be caused by defective smoke alarms, poor electrical wiring, faulty light fixtures, gas leaks, etc.Defective Products / Dangerous Products
Examples include scalding injuries from a defective coffee maker, chemical burns from an improperly labeled household cleaner, an improperly labeled appliance causes an electrical burn, etc.Workplace Burn Injuries
Examples include a manufacturing employee who comes into contact with steam, an employee suffering from smoke inhalation, a restaurant cook who is exposed to a boiling liquid, a factory explosion, etc.Car Accidents
Car accidents can result in hot metal or steam which causes a thermal burn, fire from a serious collision, contact with toxic chemicals being transported, etc.
If you have experienced any of the examples listed above or are unsure if your burn accident was the result of negligence, contact Boulder burn injury lawyers as soon as possible to examine your legal options.Free Case Review for Victims of Serious Burn Injuries
At Carabin Shaw, we have decades of experience representing personal injury victims. We pride ourselves on the work we do in support of our clients and fight hard against the insurance companies, corporations, and negligent parties who are responsible for the suffering of another.
Carabin Shaw burn accident attorneys offer free initial consultations. Call us toll-free, 24/7 at 800-862-1260 to schedule a free case review and ask any initial questions about your specific situation. English- and Spanish-speaking staff are available.