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Denver Burn Injury Attorney

Burn injuries are some of the most painful, debilitating, and permanently scarring types of accident injuries a person can sustain. Severe burn injuries can be life-threatening and can be caused by large trucks, trains, buses, cars, and defective products.

Burn injuries can cause catastrophic physical injuries, severe pain, emotional trauma, and financial losses. The Denver burn injury attorneys of the Bendinelli Law Firm are dedicated to helping burn victims recover the compensation they deserve for their injuries, financial losses, and other damages.

Contact our office at 1-800-ATTORNEY for a free consultation with a Denver burn injury lawyer.

Causes and Types of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can occur in a wide variety of ways. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Accidental or intentionally set fires
  • Explosions
  • Chemical exposure
  • Exposure to high heat
  • Exposure to sunlight or UV radiation
  • Touching hot surfaces
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Defective products 

This is certainly not a complete list of the ways that burn injuries occur. If your burn injury was caused by the negligence of another individual or entity, reach out to one of our attorneys so we can help determine whether or not you have a viable claim moving forward.

Individuals can sustain various types of burns, and we often help clients with the following:

  • Radiation burns. Individuals are most familiar with radiation burns that occur as a result of exposure to sunlight. However, these burns can also be caused by cancer radiation therapies, X-rays, and more.
  • Friction burns. Friction burns occur anytime a person’s skin comes into contact with other objects, where the contact leads to the skin becoming rubbed off. This would be considered an abrasion along with a heat burn that occurs in one incident. Motorcycle or bicycle accidents are common causes of severe friction burns.
  • Thermal burns. These types of burns occur anytime a person’s skin comes into contact with a hot object, liquid, or vapor and can include incidents caused by touching an oven, hot metals, flames, scalding liquid, etc.
  • Electrical burns. Anytime there is an exposed electrical outlet or a current without adequate grounding or protection, this can lead to significant electrical burns that affect the outside and inside of the body.
  • Chemical burns. There are various types of commonly used chemicals, such as detergents, solvents, bases, and acids that can lead to chemical burns.

Classification of Burns

When we examine information available from the Nationwide Children’s Clinic, we can see that burns are typically classified into the following:

  • First-degree burns. These types of burns typically only affect the outer layer of skin, called the epidermis. There may be some mild pain, and the skin could be red and dry, but there will usually not be any long-term damage associated with this type of burn.
  • Second-degree burns. This level of burn typically involves the epidermis, and a part of the lower layer of skin called the dermis. This could lead to blistering, redness, and some swelling. There is a chance there could be scarring.
  • Third-degree burns. These types of burns will usually destroy both the dermis and the epidermis. These burns could extend into the subcutaneous tissue underneath. This type of burn could look blackened, white, or charred and will likely result in scarring or disfigurement.
  • Fourth-degree burns. This type of burn goes all the way through every layer of skin and into the underlying tissue, maybe even muscle and bone. The nerves around this type of burn will likely be destroyed, and surgery is needed to repair the damage. There will be scarring and disfigurement as a result of a fourth-degree burn.

How Can Our Denver Burn Injury Lawyers Help You?

Investigating the cause of the burn injury can be a complicated, lengthy undertaking. Depending on the circumstances and the parties involved in the accident, experts may be required to assist in the investigation.

Our Denver burn injury lawyers will thoroughly investigate the cause of your burn injury by gathering evidence to prove fault and liability. We do not stop until we exhaust every legal avenue to hold the party who caused your burn injury liable for their negligence and wrongdoing.

Many burn injury cases might involve large corporations and insurance providers who aggressively fight to avoid compensating victims. At the Bendinelli Law Firm, we use our considerable resources, skills, and knowledge to fight even harder for our clients. We are passionate about protecting our clients’ rights and best interests.

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Recovering Compensation After a Burn Injury in Denver

The reality is that individuals who sustain burn injuries caused by the actions of others must recover compensation. Burn injuries, particularly moderate to severe burn injuries, can lead to tremendous expenses that can lead to significant financial setbacks.

Burn injury victims may be able to recover a wide range of types of compensation that can be used towards their treatment and other expenses arising due to the injury. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Emergency medical expenses
  • Any necessary surgical treatment
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Prescription pain medications and antibiotics
  • Lost income if a burn injury victim cannot work
  • Various out-of-pocket expenses
  • Coverage of physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life damages
  • Scarring and disfigurement damages

Contact Our Denver Burn Injury Lawyers Today

Our goal is to recover maximum compensation for your burn injury case. The money will not undo the pain and suffering you experienced because of another party’s negligence and carelessness. However, it can provide the financial support you need as you continue to recover from your injuries.

At the Bendinelli Law Firm, we want you to concentrate on recovering from your injuries and returning to your day-to-day life, while our legal team takes care of the rest.

Contact us today for your confidential and free initial consultation with a Denver personal injury lawyer.