Burn and Electrical Injuries Lawyer
Extreme heat from a fire or exposure to electricity can cause catastrophic injuries, resulting in permanent damage to the body. These types of severe injuries may require extensive medical care and treatment and also limit the ability to work or enjoy life to its fullest. If the injury was caused by negligence, it is important to understand what legal options are available for seeking financial damages for burn and electrical injuries.
Electrical currents flow almost everywhere, but great effort is made to protect people from exposure. Even a small electrical appliance can have enough current to cause severe burns and electrical shock. Electrical injuries often occur due to negligence in manufacturing an electrical product or failing to warn unsuspecting people of the danger of electrical shock. Touching a live wire, contact with a poorly grounded electrical panel or using a dangerous outlet can cause an electrical injury that could require extensive medical care and may even cause a fatal injury.
Recovering from Burn and Electrical Injuries
Burns from fire or electrical exposure can range in severity. Burns are classified from first- to third-degree, depending on how deep into the tissue the burn causes damage. First-degree and second-degree burns affect the skin and external tissues. Third-degree, which often occurs with electrical burns, can damage the deeper tissues, nerves, muscle and bone. In addition, electrical exposure can damage internal organs. Recovering from any severe burn may require skin grafts, surgery, medications and ongoing therapy, accompanied by pain, deformities and risk of infection.
Electrical and heat burns can cause permanent damage, both to the body and mind. If you or a family member have endured a severe burn injury due to the negligent actions of a company or person, contact our team at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law today. We can help you explore your options to seek compensation to help you recover from your injuries and receive restitution for your losses.