Denver Burn Injury Lawyer

Denver burn injury lawyer

According to data from the National Fire Protection Association, more than half of all burn injuries and burning deaths are the result of negligence and could have been avoided. Along with a spinal cord or brain injury, burns are considered to be one of the most catastrophic type of injury. Burn injuries are frightening, dangerous, and may involve long-term suffering, disability, or disfigurement. If you are a burn injury victim because someone else was negligent – in the Denver area or anywhere in Colorado – speak at once with an experienced Denver burn injury lawyer at the law firm of Norton and Bowers, P.C. You may qualify for reimbursement of your medical bills, rehabilitation, and other injury-related expenses.

WE HAVE A PASSION FOR HELPING

Property owners have a legal duty to keep properties reasonably safe from fire hazards; that duty may include installing smoke alarms and fire extinguishers, and it may also include posting exit routes and instructions in plain view. Product manufacturers and distributors also have a legal duty to make sure that their products, when used as intended, do not cause burn injuries. The burn injuries that victims suffer most frequently include burns caused by steam, hot coffee, hot water, and other liquids; burns caused by direct contact with dangerous or hazardous chemicals; electrical burns from aged, frayed, or improperly installed wiring; burns from ovens and stove-top burners; and burns caused by direct contact with a flame. If someone else’s negligence is the reason you’re a burn injury victim, let an experienced Denver personal injury attorney at Norton and Bowers, P.C. fight for the compensation you need – which may be considerable in burn injury cases – and the justice you deserve.

TYPES OF BURN INJURIES

There are different types of burn injuries caused by exposure to different types of sources. For example, the most common types of burn injuries are injuries that are caused by fire, steam, or exposure of the skin to a hot object or liquid. These types of burns are often caused during accidents, or in the workplace.

Workers may also suffer from electrical burns when they come into contact with live wires or other electrical sources. Construction workers may also be at risk of electrical injuries caused by lightning.

Workers are also exposed to the risk of chemical burns, when they come into the contact with industrial solvents and chemicals. These solvents or chemicals could be in liquid, gas or solid form, and the consequences of such injuries can include nerve damage, serious scarring, or even blindness if the chemical has splashed into the person’s eyes.

Overexposure to radiation sources including radiation therapy as part of your cancer treatment, or x-rays, can cause radiation burns.

Some of these types of burn injuries can involve not just the upper epidermis of the skin, but also several deeper skin layers as well as other parts of the body. For example, a serious burn that is caused by exposure to fire can singe the nerves, and damage lungs because of the smoke that is inhaled. There may also be harm to the muscles and blood vessels.

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury in a workplace, or as a result of car accident, or any other type of accident, speak to a Denver personal injury lawyer for help filing a claim for financial compensation. Remember, you will need a lot of medical care from professionals to recover from a burn injury. Treatment for burns can include not just hospitalizations and medications, but also cosmetic surgery to restore the appearance of the skin. You also must be compensated for pain and suffering. speak to a Denver personal injury lawyer and discuss your claim. If the liable party is not willing to reach a settlement, our attorneys will take your case to trial and continue to fight on your behalf.

BURN INJURY TREATMENT

Burn injuries are severe, and have the potential for a devastating impact on a person’s ability to lead a normal life. A burn injury victim may require not just hospitalization, and surgeries, and other forms of medical treatment, but also long-term physical therapy and rehabilitation before he is able to pick up the pieces and move on with his life.

Typically, burn injury treatment will include treatment by a number of different types of doctors and specialists, including infectious disease specialists, Internists, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and physical therapists. You will also require sessions with occupational therapists, counselors, recreation therapists, dietitians, and even social workers.

You will require operational therapy to help you learn how to perform your daily activities all over again without assistance, and will require physical therapy for positioning and splinting. You will require extensive cosmetic reconstruction, and skin grafting, and will require counseling psychological and emotional counseling to help you deal with many of the emotional reactions that you’re likely to have during the rehabilitation period. It’s very common for burn injury victims to suffer from feelings of depression, anxiety, guilt and grief. The process of recovery from all of these symptoms can be long, and it must involve expert, professional advice. Additionally, members of your family may also need education and counseling.

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MY BURN INJURY CLAIM?

Before you assign a value to your burn injury claim, discuss the location and the cause of the accident with a Denver personal injury lawyer to determine liability. It is important for you to pinpoint liability, and it can also be very beneficial for you if you can establish that the defendant was extremely negligent, reckless or malicious in your case.

If you can establish that the defendant behaved in a way that involved malice, or wanton and willful misconduct, then you may also be eligible for punitive damages. These are damages that are rarely awarded in Colorado, and are awarded only in those cases in which the defendant was aware that he was acting in malice. These damages can significantly boost the value of your claim, but it is important for you to establish that the defendant was extremely negligent, and that your losses are extremely severe.

Proving that your losses are severe is less complicated in a burn injury claim, because the losses are often very easy to see. There’s long-term scarring or disfigurement, and they can significantly impact not only your ability to lead a normal life, but also to have a happy and normal personal life. These are factors that are considered when it comes to setting your claim.

WE CAN HELP YOU MOVE FORWARD

Besides burn injuries, our personal injury attorneys have years of experience representing people in cases involving pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, vehicle accidents, and premises liability laws. Because of this experience, we deeply understand the pain and suffering that occurs after a traumatic injury. If you are a burn victim, don’t waste any time–speak to the experienced personal injury lawyers at Norton and Bowers, P.C. today.

Norton and Bowers, P.C. serves clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that there is never an attorney’s fee until we recover for you. If you’ve sustained burn injuries because of someone else’s negligence in Denver or anywhere in Colorado, call us promptly at 303-400-8100 to arrange a free consultation. You’ll be able to speak directly to a Denver burn injury lawyer about your case. Offsite, weekend, and evening appointments are also available. If you’re injured in Colorado because of another person’s negligence, let Norton and Bowers, P.C. go to work for you as quickly as possible.

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