Burn Injuries

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The Chicago personal injury attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. represent clients in cases involving burn injury victims. The American Burn Association states that each year, approximately 1.1 million burn injuries in the United States occur that are severe enough to warrant medical attention, and that of these victims nearly half will require hospital admission. Burn accidents comprise a distinctive area of personal injury law, which often requires the expertise of a burn injury lawyer. The team of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. specializes in helping people in Chicago who have suffered chemical, heat burns or fire burns. If you live in Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Madison County, or Will County or any other county in Illinois, our burn injury attorneys will work on your behalf to ensure that you get the treatment and financial compensation that you deserve.

There are many ways in which an injury can occur as a result of a burn. Many of these burns are caused by a collision with a car or other motor vehicle accidents, causes injury as a result of airbag, fire, or explosion. Other burn injuries include those from flammable fuel (liquid gas) explosions or spills; hot or scalding water; electricity related accidents; industrial or manufacturing accidents; building or other structure fires; defective candles; and faulty fuel starters such as matches or lighters. Our Chicago injury attorneys have experience in representing burn injuries occurring in various types of incidents.

As provided by the National Institute of Health (NIH), burns are categorized into three main types:

  • First-degree burns affect only the outer layer of the skin. They cause pain, redness, and swelling.
  • Second-degree (partial thickness) burns affect both the outer and underlying layer of skin. They cause pain, redness, swelling, and blistering.
  • Third-degree (full thickness) burns extend into deeper tissues. They cause white or blackened, charred skin that may be numb.

The NIH’s website can be viewed here. For additional information on burn injuries, visit the American Burn Association Website.

Subsequent to the required immediate medical care, patients who have sustained serious burns often need specialized care, including plastic or reconstructive surgery. In addition, burn victims often require counseling by trained psychologists who specialize in helping burn patients cope with issues related to physically disfigured facial and other physical body features. Further, burn victims may also require future treatment, if future psychological issues arise that relate to their injuries. Our team of injury attorneys understand that your immediate concern, after getting the best medical treatment possible, is to get reimbursed for any medical costs that you or loved ones incurred as soon as possible, as well as the security of coverage for future medical expenses.

Often times burn injuries occur as a result of another person or person’s negligence, and such negligence may be overlooked by the burn victim. For example, burns may occur when your landlord has the temperature of the water set at a level exceeding the maximum temperature proscribed by Illinois law. Our experienced personal injury team at Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. will assess the specifics of your situation and discuss appropriate choices with you. Our injury lawyers will also work on your behalf with medical care providers, insurance companies, and other necessary parties, to protect your legal rights, so that you may receive the most fair and just financial compensation possible.

If you live in Illinois, and have suffered a burn injury, contact us on the internet or call us at 773-516-4100 to set up a personal injury FREE appointment to discuss your legal options.

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