Many burns are minor injuries that require no professional medical intervention, but others can result in serious injury, necessitating immediate and long-term medical assistance and potentially causing irreversible damage.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
The most common cause of burns is fire or other thermal sources, but additional causes include:
- Chemical exposure
- Friction, such as road rash
No matter what the cause of your burn injury, if you are suffering due to the negligence of another party you may be entitled to seek compensation. Our Connecticut burn injury lawyers can assess your claim for free to help you better understand your rights and determine how to most effectively get the compensation you deserve.
If you have suffered a serious burn injury in an accident, please contact Penner Law Firm or call 203-878-1254 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Connecticut burn injury attorneys.
Understanding Burn Severity
Burn injuries are classified by degree. Common at-home burns are first-degree, meaning they only penetrate the first layer of skin. These burns can easily be treated without the assistance of a medical professional. Second-degree burns may penetrate two or more layers of skin and, depending on the size and area impacted, may require medical intervention.
While a second degree burn can be painful and require some medical attention, it is not generally considered serious. Serious burns are classified as:
- Third degree burns which impact all layers of skin and some of the underlying tissue.
- Fourth degree burns which extend to injure muscles, nerves, blood vessels, tendons, and bone.
Third and fourth degree burns require medical attention and often necessitate a long and painful recovery period, but full recovery is not always possible. In either case you will need an aggressive Connecticut burn injury attorney on your side to fight for the compensation your injury demands.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Connecticut burn injury lawyers, please contact us today. We serve victims of burn injury throughout Connecticut from our offices in Milford, Branford, Greenwich, Norwalk, and Hartford.