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Experienced Representation For Burn Injuries

A serious burn injury can cause irreparable damage. It can render you unable to work or even enjoy daily life, and the associated medical costs can jump into the hundreds of thousands. The emotional and psychological toll can be grave.

Our lawyers work with life-care planners and other professionals to pursue the claims of individuals who suffered serious burns as a result of:

  • Workplace fires
  • Oil field fires
  • Explosions
  • Car accidents

In addition, we assist clients who have been injured due to chemical or electrical burns.

With a severe injury, the focus is on improving the quality of life. By working with life-care planners, we strive to make sure you are financially and emotionally prepared to resume your life following your injury.

What Are The Degrees Of Burns?

Burns are categorized by severity based on the depth and extent of tissue damage. Understanding the different degrees of burns can help you determine the potential seriousness of a burn injury and the appropriate course of treatment. The four burn categories include:

  1. First-degree burns: These are the mildest forms of burns, affecting only the outermost skin layer (epidermis). They result from brief exposure to heat sources like hot liquids, sunburns or minor scalds. Symptoms include redness, minor swelling and pain.
  2. Second-degree burns: These involve the epidermis and the underlying layer of skin and can result from prolonged exposure to heat sources, such as hot liquids, flames or contact with hot objects. Symptoms include severe pain, redness, swelling and blistering.
  3. Third-degree burns: These are severe and penetrate beneath the surface, damaging the tissues underlying the skin and potentially affecting muscles and bones. They are often caused by exposure to intense heat sources like flames, explosions or prolonged contact with hot surfaces. Third-degree burns can cause charred or whitish, leathery skin, and the affected area may appear numb due to nerve damage.
  4. Fourth-degree burns: They are the most severe and destructive burns that involve not only the skin but also the underlying tissues, muscles and bones. They often result from severe thermal injuries, electrical accidents or chemical exposure, causing extensive tissue damage and may require amputation or extensive reconstructive surgery.

The type of burn will highly influence the total recovery time and treatment required. No matter the degree, burn injuries are excruciating and can have long-lasting repercussions. In that case, prompt medical care is worth it, but so is securing your legal rights.

The negligence of another party in causing a burn may entitle you to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering. We can:

  • Identify the specific type of burn
  • Work tirelessly to investigate your personal injury case
  • Determine all liable parties
  • Help pursue all available sources of compensation

With a local touch and big-city firm resources, we have the needed legal experience and compassion to guide you.

If you’ve suffered an injury, calling an attorney quickly can be most beneficial to your case. To contact Schweigert, Klemin & McBride, P.C., call our Bismarck office at 701-864-3763 or write us using our online form.