Every year, thousands of people suffer severe burn injuries as a result of scalding, chemical exposures, motor vehicle crashes, house fires, and other accidents. The Burn Injury Lawyers at Gilman Law, LLP have helped countless Florida residents obtain compensation following accidents that were no fault of their own. If your burn injury was the result of another’s negligence or a defective product, our Burn Injury Lawyers may be able to help you obtain the compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other relevant damages. Regardless of what caused your suffering, you can be assured that the Burn Injury Lawyers at Gilman Law will do everything legally possible to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Burns are complicated injuries; they affect not only the skin but muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and bone. Burns also affect body temperature, body fluids, dexterity, and physical appearance. Burn injuries may be the results of:
- Scalds: Scalds are thermal burns that occur when very hot liquids, including water, coffee, tea, soup or steam, come into contact with or are splashed on the skin. Liquid with a temperature of 140 degrees can cause a third degree burn within five seconds. Most tap water burns occur in the tub or shower and most involve children or the disabled. It is estimated that over 4,000 children are burned in bathtubs and showers each year.
- Electrical Burns: These burns occur when an electrical current jumps from a wire, cord, outlet, or appliance to pass through a human body. In addition to severely burning the skin, electrical burns can cause massive internal damage, including cardiac arrest. Electrical burns can be caused by high voltage wires, overhead power lines, electrical outlets, cords, or faulty appliances. Many work related electrical burns are caused by the mishandling of wires or power lines.
- Chemical burns: The burns are caused when a strong acid or base comes into direct contact with skin. Chemical burns can occur in workplaces, such as labs, mines and industrial plants, where dangerous substances are used. Cleaning products, battery fluid, pool chemicals, drain cleaners, lime, and fireworks can all cause chemical burns.
- Motor Vehicle and boating accidents: Both of these accident types can produce fuel-fed fires, especially if the boat or car is outfitted with unshielded or improperly designed gas tanks. If it is determined that a car or boat manufacturer is at fault for your burn injury, then the company should be held accountable.
Legal Help for Victims of Burn Injuries
Gilman Law, LLP is a leading Florida personal injury law firm committed to helping accident victims obtain fair compensation for their injuries. We offer free legal consultations to Florida residents who have suffered severe burn injuries. For your free evaluation, please fill out our online form or CALL TOLL FREE (-1-888-252-0048) today.