Burn and Electrical Injuries
Exposure to electricity, heat or fire can cause extensive burns and injuries that can inflict long-term pain and disability. Burns can have a devastating impact, causing skin, nerve and muscle damage that can impact the function and aesthetics of a body. If you have been the victim of a chemical, fuel-fed or electrical burn accident caused by negligence, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries.
Burns are complex injuries, especially when the burn goes deeper than the first or second layer of skin. Third and fourth-degree burns occur from chemical, electrical or extreme heat exposure, damaging nerves, muscle and even bone. These severe burns are complicated to treat and may require months and years of medical care. Fighting infection is difficult. Painful skin grafts and tissue restoration may be needed, and even with the best medical treatments, permanent scarring is inevitable.
Negligent Burn and Electrical Accidents
It is unfortunate that many burn accidents are preventable. Negligent actions can cause fires, explosions, chemical spills and unsafe electrical exposure that can harm others. Victims of negligent burn accidents face extensive medical treatments, disability and disfigurement, changing their lives forever. Some common negligent burn accident causes include:
- Improper training at the workplace
- No warnings of electrical or chemical dangers
- Poorly designed electrical products
- Unsafe wiring causing electrical fires
- Vehicle or large truck accidents
If you have suffered a chemical, electrical or fuel-fed fire burn from a manufacturer defect, workplace accident or other negligent act, contact Dwayne L. Brown. We offer free legal consultations at our office in Atlanta. If we take your case, we will work diligently to obtain the highest level of compensation for your burn injuries.