Severe Burn Injuries as a Result of Negligence

by Tim O’Hare

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The injuries one can suffer as a result of negligence on the part of another person are often life-threatening. Frequently, people who suffer severe injuries and survive live the rest of their lives with scarring, disfigurement and the inability to care for themselves.

Gas explosions, chemical spills and electrical fires are all common causes of severe burns. Serious burns can cause significant disfigurement — and even death — to the victim. When the injured person survives severe burns, he or she will have to live with scars for the rest of their lives. When the event that caused those burns, such as a chemical spill or a gas explosion, was the result of the negligence of another person, the victim is entitled to seek financial compensation for their suffering.

How can negligence lead to such a catastrophe? Employers often overlook unsafe work environments. Sometimes the cost to bring a work environment up to standard is deemed too expensive for the business, so owners take the risk, hoping they won’t be found out and that no deadly accident occurs. In these cases, what businesses owners fail to recognize is that code standards for work environments are set for a specific reason — to avoid undue injury or death in the workplace. These are not standards that should be ignored.

In the case of a severe burn injury due to negligence, the negligent party must be held accountable for his or her actions (or lack thereof) that ultimately led to the resulting injuries. Victims should be compensated for their suffering, medical bills and lost wages, and this is allowed by state law.

Burn injuries vary from first to third degree burns. First-degree burns are the most minor, and typically heal on their own. Third-degree burns, however, often result in permanent damage to the victim’s skin, fat, muscle and even bone. Permanent scarring and disfigurement are often the result of third-degree burns.

If you or a loved one has been seriously burned in an accident such as a gas explosion, chemical spill or electrical fire that was the result of the negligence of another, you are entitled to financial compensation. Contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare to work with a personal injury attorney who is experienced in dealing with severe injury cases. Contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. Call us at 972-960-0000 or Toll-Free 888-960-0020.