Complications From Burn Injuries
Have you been seriously injured in a fire in Dallas, Texas? Burn injuries are one of the top causes of accidental fatalities in the nation. The American Burn Association reports that “one civilian fire death occurs every 2 hours 35 minutes.”
It is important to note that 96.7% of burn victims who are sent to specialized burn units will survive, but they will often suffer serious long-term effects.
While many of these burns accidents occur at home, the American Burn Association found that 8% of burn injuries treated in burn units occur in the workplace. Workplaces such as Dallas’ factories and processing plants present a heightened danger for employees. Any burn injury that occurs during the term of your employment may be eligible for a workers’ compensation claim. If workers’ comp is not available, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim.
If your burn injuries were caused by workplace hazards or you have suffered any catastrophic burns that required specialized medical attention, you may be eligible to seek financial compensation with the help of a burn injury lawyer in Dallas.Have You Suffered Complications After a Burn Injury?
Burns are severe injuries, but the resulting complications can be even more dangerous. Any third-degree burn or higher presents the potential for long-term, even permanent, injury caused by a number of complications. For example, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 10,000 Americans die from burn-related infections every year.
The most common complications from burn injuries include (but are not limited to):
- Trouble breathing or permanent damage to the lungs caused by inhaling smoke
- Hypothermia (lowered body temperature due to the body’s reaction to burns)
- Severe scarring
- Fluid loss and/or loss of blood
- Bacterial infection that may lead to sepsis
- Joint stiffness or injury caused by scar tissue
- Muscle damage
- Psychological stress
If you have suffered a catastrophic burn, you may have experience with many of these serious complications. Qualified Dallas personal injury attorneys can help you to build a comprehensive personal injury claim that includes the full extent of your injuries and the associated costs.High Costs of Burn Injury Treatment
While the initial costs of treating burn injuries might be costly, future complications can exponentially increase the expense. The complications caused by burn injuries can result in hefty medical bills and an individual’s loss of future income.
Victims of severe burns may require additional treatments such as:
- Physical therapy
- Skin grafts
- Multiple surgeries
- Scar tissue management
- Significant time spent recovering in a burn unit
- Treatment for PTSD or other psychological symptoms
The complications caused by a burn injury can last for months, even years, after an accident. All of this specialized treatment, while necessary and life-saving, often forces victims and their families to shoulder an overwhelming financial burden.
With the help of a burn injury lawyer in Dallas, however, burn victims and their families can receive the financial compensation they need. You could receive a financial settlement that covers the full cost of your injuries and medical treatment when you are represented by an experienced burn injury lawyer.Dallas Texas Lawyers at Carabin Shaw
If you or a loved one have suffered serious or catastrophic burns, you may be eligible to file for financial compensation. The Dallas personal injury attorneys of Carabin Shaw Law Firm can help you file a Dallas burn injury claim today. With our decades of experience serving Texas families and our commitment to a “client-first” approach, we can guarantee our team of attorneys will represent the best interests of you and your family.Free Case Review | Initial Consultation
If you would like to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation initial consultation and case review with the team of experienced Dallas Texas lawyers at Carabin Shaw, call our office toll-free today at 800-862-1260 or fill out our online form.