Burn Injuries

Burns can result from fires caused by explosions, arson, and serious car, motorcycle, and truck accidents, among other causes. Accidents that occur on-the-job—often at factories, chemical plants, and construction sites—in which strong chemicals come into contact with the eyes or skin can cause chemical burns. Regardless of their cause, burns (whether scalds, chemical burns, electrical burns, radiation burns, or contact burns) can be incredibly painful. Some burns may also cause permanent damage, including scars and disfigurement.

Burns were once classified as first degree, second degree and third degree burns. Today, they are frequently classified as superficial, partial-thickness and full-thickness burns. A superficial (first degree) burn may look red and painful, but cause no blisters. A partial-thickness (second degree) burn features blisters (though blisters may sometimes take a day to appear), wetness, and severe pain. Finally, a full-thickness (third degree) burn may cause no pain or feel only dully painful (often nerve endings have been damaged) and the skin may look charred black, gray or white. Regardless of a burn’s classification, the seasoned Massachusetts burn injury attorneys at the Boston and Cambridge law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP will aggressively pursue financial relief for your injuries by seeking payment of medical expenses, workers’ compensation, lost wages, and damages for pain and suffering.

Children of all ages are more likely to be injured and/or die in a fire because their skin is not as thick as adult skin—meaning they can receive more serious burns at lower temperatures. To reduce the chance that you or a loved one will experience a serious burn at home, in your car, or on the job, it is crucial to be vigilant when using flammable materials, electrical appliances, and strong chemicals - particularly where young children are around. Vigilance means maintaining smoke alarms, developing escape plans, covering electrical outlets, and turning off space heaters, electric blankets, kerosene lamps, and grills when not around. Despite taking the utmost precautions, however, accidents involving fires—resulting in serious burns—will often be outside your control.

We understand that the process of suffering serious burns, recovering, and paying for ongoing medical treatment can be mentally, emotionally, and financially draining, and the Massachusetts personal injury lawyers at Altman & Altman, LLP are prepared to guide you through the muddy waters of recovery. To schedule a free, confidential consultation with an experienced amputation attorney at the Boston and Cambridge law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP, call 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free) or contact us online.

Our seasoned Massachusetts personal injury lawyers will listen to the specifics of your situation, explain your legal options, and answer any legal questions you may have. The phones are answered 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, and we promptly respond to all emails. If your injury makes transportation to our office difficult, we are willing and able to travel to meet you. Please note that we take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis: we charge no fee unless you recover.

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