Ohio Burn Injury Lawyer
Burn injuries are painful and can leave long-lasting physical and psychological scars. Burns are characterized by severe skin damage that causes the affected skin cells to die. The treatment of burns depends on the location and severity of the damage. Burns can be one of the most expensive and traumatic injuries to treat.
Anyone with a burn injury that required medical treatment should immediately speak with an Ohio law firm that handles burn injury cases.
Types of Burn Injuries
Generally, there are four types of burns:
- First-degree burns usually heal on their own. A common example of a first-degree burn is sunburn.
- Second-degree burns damage the outer layer of the skin and also the layer beneath it. The type of treatment for second-degree burns vary, but these burns may require a skin graft, which is the grafting of natural or artificial skin to cover the affected area. Scaring is common with second degree burns.
- Third-degree burns damage or completely destroy both layers of the skin, as well as damage underlying tissues. These burns always require skin grafts, and in many cases, a debridement of the damaged skin and tissue.
- Fourth-degree burns extend beyond the skin and tissue and include damage in the muscle, fat, and sometimes the bone.
After a burn injury, seek medical treatment as soon as you can. Doing so helps to prevent infections and improve your prognosis. Then, once your treatment is underway, always learn about your legal rights and options.
Let Our Ohio Burn Injury Attorneys Help
At Karp Steiger, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys have handled hundreds of complex burn cases. We understand the painful process of treating burns, and we know how to navigate the legal minefield associated with burn cases. Please call our office today at 216-358-OHIO (6446) for a free case consultation if you or a loved one were hurt as a result of a burn injury.Schedule a Free Consultation