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Burn Injuries from Fire Accidents

Serious burns can result from fire accidents. According to the American Burn Association, 1.1 million burn injuries are medically treated every year in the United States. It is estimated that more than 4,000 Americans die and approximately 25,000 are severely injured in fires each year. If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries due to an fire or explosion contact a New York Burn Injury Lawyer today for more information on recovering compensation.

New York Burn Injury

New York burn injures often involve tissue damage. Burns can be caused by a variety of agents, including excessive heat and chemicals. Commonly, burns are caused by fire-related accidents such as automobile collisions, gas explosions, flammable liquid explosions, gasoline spills, electrical accidents, industrial accidents, defective candles, and improper handling of flammable materials or chemicals. Get legal help now for your injuries! Contact New York Burn Injury Lawyer (855) TOP-FIRM.

Victims of serious burns need expert care to help heal and cope with the long-term physical and psychological affects of the damage done by burns. An New York burn injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for damages caused by negligent individuals and/or companies.

Types of Burns

  • First-degree burns – Result in some redness and swelling of the injured part, without necrosis of any tissue or the formation of blisters. Healing is completed in a few days without scarring.
  • Second-degree burns – Show a variable destruction of parts of the epidermis so that blistering occurs. Healing by regeneration in such superficial burns does not necessitate skin grafting, unless secondary infections ensue; no scarring results.
  • Third-degree burns – Marked by complete destruction of the epidermis of a region, including the necrosis of accessory skin structures like hair and sweat glands. A brownish-black eschar marks the destroyed tissue. This is sloughed off and that defect becomes filled with granulation tissue that later consolidates and changes to form a dense, thick scar. Complications may occur without adequate care, and grafting is not unusual, sometimes being required because of contracture of the scar tissue.
  • Fourth-degree burns – Tissue is destroyed to the level of or below the deep fascia lying beneath the subcutaneous fat and connective tissue of the body. Muscle, bone, deeper nerves, and even organs may be injured or destroyed by this severe degree of burn. Healing is usually a slow, involved process, requiring much reparative and reconstructive work by surgical specialists.

Serious burns can also be the result of NY electrical and chemical agents:

  • Electrical burns – Result from the amount of heat incident to the flow of a certain amount of electricity through the resistance offered by tissues. From a practical standpoint, most of the resistance offered to the passage of an electric current is that of the skin and the interface between the skin and the external conductor. Therefore, most electrothermal injuries are limited to the skin and immediately subjacent tissues, although deep penetration may follow large voltages.
  • Chemical burns – Result from the action of corrosive agents which destroy tissues at the point of contact. Exposure of the skin, eyes, and gastrointestinal tract are commonest.

If you, a family member or a friend have suffered a serious injury from a fire or explosion accident, contact an New York Burn Injury Lawyer by filling out the Free Case Evaluation form at the right of this page or call Finz & Finz, P.C., toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM.