More than 450,000 people seek medical treatment for burn injuries each year in the U.S., according to the American Burn Association. Burn injury victims often sustain catastrophic and disfiguring injuries that significantly impact all aspects of their lives.
Residential and commercial fires that result in serious burn injuries can be caused by a variety of sources, such as explosions, electrical issues, boiler explosions, and many other causes. If you were burned in a fire that was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party, you will be entitled to compensation. In order to protect both your health and your right to compensation, you should take several important steps following a burn injury.
The most important step to take after getting injured in a fire is to call 911. They will immediately send fire and rescue to the scene. Ask 911 to have police also come to the scene right away.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
If you are burned, regardless of how minor the burn injuries may initially seem, you should seek immediate medical treatment. Even minor burns can quickly become infected if not properly treated.
Document the Scene
If possible, you should take photographs of the area. Focus your camera on property damage, personal property debris, and other evidence that may get lost in the hours following the fire. You should also take pictures of your burn injuries.
Consult an Attorney Skilled in Fire and Burn Cases
When you have been injured or suffered a serious loss due to fire, burns, or smoke inhalation, the last thing you may want to think about is taking legal action. Although filing a complaint against the parties responsible for your injuries will not undo the harm caused, it can help you obtain the compensation you need to properly deal with the injuries you have sustained.
A good attorney will immediately employ various experts to document what happened, document the extent of the damages caused by the fire, and determine the cause and origin of the fire.
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Attorney Kenneth A. Wilhelm is a New York burn injury attorney with over 43 years of experience. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 1-800-967-5496 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit us at www.work4youlaw.com. We can even come to you. Huge amounts of money have been offered to our clients.
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