Someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior can often result in serious personal injuries, including burns. There are several different types of burn injuries depending on the severity of the injury. These include:
- First-degree burns – Mild burns on the outer layer of skin.
- Second-degree burns – Severe burns affecting epidermis and dermis, lower skin layers.
- Third-degree burns – Severe burn injuries that affect the dermis and deeper skin tissue.
- Fourth-degree burns – The most severe burn injury. Affects deep skin tissue, muscle and bone.
Whatever type of burn injury you’re dealing with, no matter how mild or severe, make sure you talk to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible about all the legal options available to you. Make sure you contact Coplan & Crane today. We have years of experience handling complex personal injury cases throughout Illinois.
Common causes of burn injuries
Burn injuries caused by someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior happen for many different reasons. Common causes include:
- Accidental fires
- Boiling water spilled on skin (especially in restaurants)
- Electrical fires
- Unsafe working conditions
- Defective electrical wiring
Burn injuries can happen anywhere, including construction sites, restaurants and hotels. Wherever your burn injury occurred, whatever the circumstances, if someone caused your injury, we want to help you hold them accountable for their actions.
How we can help you
You might think you don’t need a lawyer if someone else did something to cause your burn injury. All you have to do is contact your insurance company and they will take care of everything, including making sure your medical bills are paid.
Unfortunately, that’s not how things always work. Sometimes, the person or business responsible for your burn injury denies doing anything wrong. And even if they do admit wrongdoing, many insurance companies do everything they can to reduce or deny claims.
We know how to tackle such tough cases. We know what evidence to look for, what questions to ask and how to compile such information into a compelling legal case. Find out how an experienced personal injury attorney can help you. Contact us today and schedule your free case evaluation. We’re here for you when you need us most.