Florida Burn Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered a burn injury in Florida, it is important to seek legal help from a local Burn Injury Lawyer to know your rights and get the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a Free Consultation.

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There are a number of things a burn injury lawyer will do for you and help get the compensation you deserve

The benefits of hiring a qualified fire lawyer with experience in burn injury law

Hiring a burn injury lawyer can be a game-changer for your case. They can bring you important knowledge and experience on burn injury law which will help you build a strong case and get the right compensation for your damages.

Here are some of the most important steps after your fire or explosion accident, which your burn injury lawyer can assist you in following:

  • Investigating your case and legal options.
  • Putting together key evidence: attestations, photos, videos, witnesses and experts testimonies, etc.
  • Negotiating your compensation with the right party.
  • Defending your case against the opposing fire accident lawyer.

Distinctive characteristics of burn injuries resulting from explosion or fire accidents.

The types of burn injuries that can occur

Open flames are not the only culprit when it comes to burns. Other possible causes include:

Friction burn: occurs when a hard thing scrapes off part of your skin. It’s an abrasion as well as a heat burn. In motorcycle and bike wrecks, these are common.

Cold burns: often known as “frostbite,” are injuries to your skin caused by freezing it. You can get frostbite from being outside in cold weather or if your skin comes into direct contact with something very chilly for an extended period of time.

Thermal burns: When you touch something extremely hot, the temperature of your skin is raised to the point that your skin cells begin to die. Thermal burns can be caused by extremely hot metals, scalding liquids, flames or even steam.

Radiation burns: Sunburn is a type of radiation burn, but other sources like X-rays and cancer therapy can also cause them.

Chemical burns: Those burns on your skin can be caused by strong acids, solvents, or detergents.

Electrical burns: You can get this sort of burn if you come into touch with an electrical current.

If you have suffered a burn injury, it is important to seek legal help - contact a LaBovick Florida burn injury lawyer today to learn more about your options according to burn injury law.
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Burn injuries are often very serious and can result in long-term damage

Do not underestimate your fire accident and seek help from a burn injury attorney to defend your rights

Burns are grouped into a variety of categories based on the depth of damage to your skin, known as “degrees.” A greater degree means a more serious burn.

1st-degree

This burn is the most superficial out of all 3 types of burns, as it only affects the epidermis or outermost layer of skin. A sunburn would be classified as a first-degree burn. The symptoms include red and painful skin but no blistering. There is also little to no risk for long term damage associated with this type of burn.

2nd-degree

This burn only affects the epidermis, or the outermost layer of skin. The skin will appear red and might be painful to touch, but won’t have any blisters.

3rd-degree

This kind of damage destroys two complete layers of your skin, which is sometimes known as a “full thickness burn.” It won’t feel pain since this type of burn affects nerve endings.

4th degree

Of all burns, these are the most severe and deadly as they destroy not just your skin layers, but also bones, muscles, and tendons.

Important burn injury terms you can find on your medical record

Almost all victims have heard of the burn scale and know that the more serious burns are 2nd degree and 3rd degree burns. But there is a lot of terminology that is not as commonly used but is very common to burn injury cases.

  • Autograft: This is a skin graft that is taken or “harvested” from an area on the patient’s body and then is transplanted to the area that is burned.
  • Allograft or Hemograft: This is really cadaver skin. It is called a “biological dressing.” They used the skin from dead people to cover the burned area and give the natural skin time to heal. The cadaver skin is usually preserved and living tissue but will die and literally fall off the patient. This is far less painful to the patient than peeling non-biodegradable wrapping off the wounds.
  • Collagen: All vertebrates have this fibrous protein fluid in their bodies. It is insoluble and is the main component of connective tissue in the body.
  • Debridement: Removing burned and dead skin by either surgical or chemical means.
  • Dermatome: In burn technology, the dermatome is a kind of knife used to slice off the skin at the donor sites so it can be grafted onto the burned area site. In chiropractic and neurologic terms, the dermatomes are areas of the body and how they are innervated.
  • Dermis: This is the inner vascular mesodermic layer of the skin. It is covered by, and beneath, the epidermis, which is the outer layer of skin.
  • First-Degree Burn: The mildest of burn degrees. Includes skin that feels hot, has pain, and is most often red. Cannot exhibit blistering or charring of tissue, or it would be more severe.
  • Graft: Any transplanted or implanted tissue.
  • Hydrotherapy: The use of water as a therapeutic tool.
  • Hypermetabolic: Metabolic process is the energy expending process of the body. Hyper is moving quickly or at a high rate of speed. Therefore, this is the expanded use of energy by using nutrients to help heal the body at an accelerated pace.
  • Isograft: This is the use of genetically identical skin grafts between two individuals who are identical or at least nearly identical.
  • Necrosis: Death of the tissue or the cells in the body.
  • Occupational Therapy: Therapy that is focused on helping to train the individual to accomplish “activities of daily living,” such as dressing, eating, bathing, etc. It is the practical side of physical therapy.
  • Physical Therapy: Therapy that is focused on strength, movement, range of motion, and other mechanically sound needs of the body. It is used to train the body to regain those lost attributes in order to promote recovery
  • Pressure Garments: Special clothes or wraps that are tight-fitting and elastic, designed to reduce scarring and comfort the skin.
  • Second-Degree Burn: This is the middle step in degrees of burns and has two levels, the partial-thickness burn, and the full-thickness burn. This burn produces painful blisters and sometimes also has partial destruction of the lower level of the skin, called the dermis.
  • Silver Nitrate: An antiseptic that is used in burn cases.
  • Skin Graft: Tissue that is surgically removed from one part of the body and transplanted or implanted into the damaged part of the body.
  • Third-Degree Burn: The most severe degree of burn. It destroys the entire epidermis (upper layer of skin) and most if not all of the dermis (the lower layer of skin). Many times this type of burn will also harm the musculature and even bone tissue. It is a horrible injury.
  • Transfusion: Used to identify the movement of foreign fluids into the body, usually through a vein. The most often used for the term is in giving blood to patients.
  • Xenograft: A skin graft that is removed from a donor and grafted onto the burn victim.

At the LaBovick Law Group, we have dealt with many different types of burn victims from house fires and boat fires to gas grill explosions.
Please contact our office at (561) 655-1777 or toll-free at 1-866-LABOVICK (522-6842) to schedule a free consultation with an experienced fire lawyer.

FAQ
about Florida Burn Injury Lawyer

A burn is an underestimated injury to the skin or other tissues, often caused by heat, friction, cold, chemicals, radiation or electricity. Severe burns can also provoke severe reactions such as immune or inflammatory response as well as metabolic changes.

The different types of burn injuries are:

  • Friction burns.
  • Thermal burns.
  • Chemical burns.
  • Radiation burns.
  • Electrical burns.

Major burn injuries require you to call 911 as soon as possible. All third-degree burns are considered major because there is damage to the body’s deeper tissues, and a high risk of infection is inferred. Second-degree burns can also be considered major burns if they cover a wide surface of the body.

After a burn injury, the first step to be taken is to cool down the injury by putting it into cold running water and applying cool wet compresses during around 10 minutes. Do not apply any ointments as it can generate infection.

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