Severe Burn Injuries
Israel Medina is an experienced burn injury attorney who has seen many cases involving devastating accidents that have resulted in traumatic burn injuries. Burn injuries are more common than you may think and can be the result of both workplace accidents or motor vehicle accidents, as well as incidents involving seemingly harmless products that are defective.
Burn injuries can change lives, resulting in disfigurement and severe psychological trauma. Severe burns can also result in infections that can kill. The Medina Law Firm PC can help you put your life back together after a burn injury. We can help you recover money for those who may be responsible for your injury.
Industrial Fires & Explosions
Industrial fires and explosions are common in Texas. They cause countless injuries annually, not to mention loss of life, and monetary value cannot be placed on life. These disasters happen for many reasons, often because managers and employees aren’t aware of the risks that surround them at work every day. Some the most common causes of industrial fires and explosions are combustible dust, electrical hazards, equipment and machinery, and flammable gases and liquids.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fires and explosions accounted for 148 workplace deaths in 2013 — or 3.4% of all fatal occupational injuries for the year. Despite industry and regulatory efforts to improve fire safety, this number (and percentage) has remained stubbornly constant since 2007. Despite this, it’s clear that OSHA intends for employers to remain committed to finding ways to reduce the number of fire-related fatalities in the workplace and intends to enforce a high standard for fire safety.
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, or you have lost a loved one as a result of a fire from an industrial accident or vehicle accident, call The Medina Law Firm PC. No matter the cause, it can be a daunting and scary experience when someone suffers a burn injury. A burn injury is categorized based on its severity and the impact that it has on the victim’s body.
Burns include the following damages:
- First-degree burns: These often occur from small situations and leave the skin red without signs of blistering.
- Second-degree burns: The skin will blister a bit and have a slight thickness.
- Third-degree burns: This changes the appearance of the skin completely, leaving it with a white, leathery look.
- Fourth-degree burns: These are the most severe, going past the skin level into the tendons and bones.
How Severe Burns Impact the Victim's Life
When a burn injury occurs, the immediate concern is the shock and blood loss involved. It is also critical to do whatever can be done to prevent infection. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream through the broken skin. Burn injuries can impact nearly every aspect of the victim’s life in the long term. Depending on the location and severity of the burn, the individual may feel a lack of self-esteem.
Of course, the medical bills must be accounted for when discussing the impacts of a burn injury. Depending on possible treatment options, this may require multiple hospital visits until the desired result is reached. The person responsible for the injury should be held liable for the monetary damages you face. This is why filing a personal injury claim during this time is so crucial. It can help you get the evidence you need to prove negligence in the matter and move forward with confidence.
Call Now for Help With Burn Injury Cases
Some of the most common burn injury cases we see involve propane or natural gas explosions, as well as chemical burns, hot oil burns, and electrical burns on work sites. The Medina Law Firm PC can be trusted to hold your employer responsible if it was negligent and put you in harm’s way. Israel Medina is known as a trusted explosion attorney, meaning he has worked many cases involving a workplace explosion. Medina can help those who suffer the consequences of these explosions to be fairly compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional trauma during the long recovery process.
The Medina Law Firm PC will help you protect your rights following a catastrophic burn injury. We are compassionate and sensitive to your story, but we are also aggressive in our pursuit of justice. Trust our track record of success prosecuting burn injury cases and doing what’s right for our clients. Call us today for a free initial consultation.