Burn Injury

Severe burns are among the most painful injuries a person can suffer. Even if a full recovery is possible, there are often visual reminders for the rest of life in the form of scarred skin.

Victims of burn injuries in Connecticut need to know that they are entitled to seek justice if the negligence of another person, business or other entity was responsible for the injury. A Connecticut burn injury attorney may be able to seek compensation on your behalf to help ease your burden.

  • Types of Burn Injuries

    As you probably know, burns are classified into three categories based on severity. They are:

    • First-degree burns. The least severe category of burns, first-degree burns damage only the epidermis – the outermost layer of skin. While painful, these burns will typically heal in a matter of days.
    • Second-degree burns. These burns affect the top two layers of the skin.
    • Third-degree burns. These burns are severe, damaging both the layers of skin and underlying tissue. The skin may be blackened and permanently scarred.

    Treating severe burns may require skin grafts or other procedures – often more than one – to repair the damaged skin and tissue as much as possible. These treatments are painful and expensive.

  • Burn Injury Causes

    Any exposure to an extremely hot substance can cause a burn, but not all burns are heat-related. Common categories of burns include:

    • Chemical burns. The list of chemicals that can burn flesh upon contact is long. These burns may often occur in the workplace.
    • Thermal burns. The most common type of burn, these are typically caused by hot liquids or fire.
    • Electrical burns. Direct contact with high voltage can be fatal and cause serious electrical burns.
  • Choosing the Right Burn Injury Attorney

    Choosing the Right Burn Injury Attorney

    The job of an attorney is to seek justice for clients to the fullest extent possible. At the Flood Law Firm, this means that we act in our client’s best interests every step of the way, working hard and not stopping until we’ve exhausted every avenue of compensation.

    Burn victims may be entitled to compensation for:

    • Past and future medical treatments
    • Hospital stays and medical procedures
    • Lost wages
    • Pain and suffering

    Contact the attorneys at the Flood Law Firm today for a free consultation with an attorney if you’ve suffered a burn injury. There is no obligation on your part.