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Common Causes of Burn Injuries in Frisco Texas

Burn injuries often result in severe, long-lasting damage to a victim, both physically and psychologically. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury due to the negligence of another person or entity, it's time to speak with a personal injury attorney in Frisco Texas.

Filing a compensation claim can be overwhelming, especially if you are currently dealing with the financial, emotional, and physical stress of a severe burn injury. The experienced Texas burn injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw can help answer your questions and walk you through the process.

Four Common Causes of Burn Injuries

The following are the most common causes of burn injuries in Frisco Texas.

  1. Chemical

    Chemical burns are caused by direct contact with acidic or alkaline substances, such as battery acid. Victims often suffer these types of burns in industrial accidents or car accidents. However, contact with common household chemicals, such as drain cleaner or paint thinner, can also cause severe chemical burns.

  2. Electrical

    Another common cause of burn injuries is direct contact with an electrical current. These incidents can cause significant damage to internal organs, as the burn doesn't just affect the entry and exit point of the current. If you suffer an electrical burn, it's critical that you seek medical attention right away.

  3. Radiation

    While sunburns are the most common type of radiation burns, direct contact with sources of radiation (such as radiation treatment or a malfunctioning microwave) can also result in burn injuries.

  4. Thermal

    The most common cause of burn injuries is direct contact with a source of heat. Thermal burns are often the result of explosions, fires, and car accidents (i.e. direct contact with a flame). However, contact with steam or hot liquids can also result in thermal burns.

Degrees of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are often referred to in "degrees:" first-degree burns, second-degree burns, and third-degree burns. If you've recently suffered a severe burn injury at work or due to the negligence of another party, Frisco burn injury lawyers can help you through the process.

  1. First-Degree Burns

    First-degree burns result in red, non blistered skin. Sunburns are some of the most common first-degree burns.

  2. Second-Degree Burns

    Second-degree burns often result in blistering and some thickening of the skin. These types of burns can happen at home or at work, but can often heal without significant medical intervention.

  3. Third-Degree Burns

    Often referred to as the most severe type of burn, third-degree burns have symptoms such as widespread thickening of the skin and a white, almost leathery appearance.

How to Pursue Compensation in Frisco Texas for a Burn Injury

First, call the Texas burn injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw for a free initial case review. Our lawyers will ask you questions pertaining to the incident and answer any questions you have for us. Frisco's economy supports a wide range of workers, including those who work in more dangerous jobs such as oil extraction and mining. Injuries at the workplace can be devastating, but it's not always an option to sue your employer if you're injured at work.

For example, if your employer has workers' compensation insurance, you may not be able to sue them. However, our attorneys may be able to make a case against a third party, such as the manufacturer of faulty equipment or a specific negligent person who caused the accident.

Establishing Comparative Negligence

A common strategy for Frisco burn injury lawyers is to establish the percentage of responsibility for a particular event or accident. In these cases, fault is divided between the parties responsible based on the difference in percentage.

How Can Carabin Shaw Help? | Free Case Review

An established personal injury attorney in Frisco Texas (such as the team at Carabin Shaw) can help guide you through the process of pursuing compensation for your burn injury.

Contact us today through our online form or call our toll-free number: 800-862-1260 to schedule your free initial consultation.

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