Waterbury Burn Injury Lawyer
Protecting Victims in Throughout Connecticut
Severe burn injuries are not only painful, but they can also result in long-term health complications, such as a weakened immune system and disfiguring scars. The experience of sustaining a severe burn injury is also often traumatic and can take an emotional toll on a survivor. At the Law Offices of James A. Welcome, our Waterbury burn injury attorney has over 17 years of legal experience and is committed to providing exceptional, personalized legal services to every client he serves. Let our law firm fight on your behalf for the compensation you deserve.
Discuss your case during an initial consultation with the Law Offices of James A. Welcome and call us at (203) 753-7300 today.
What is Considered a Severe Burn Injury?
Generally, first-degree and even second-degree burns are not considered severe. A first-degree burn is superficial, takes about a week to heal, and does not scar. A second-degree burn can take up to two weeks to heal and, though it will not result in a scar, it might cause some changes to the skin’s pigmentation.
Third-degree burns, however, are much more severe and often result in scarring.
Some of its symptoms include:
- Charred skin
- Nerve damage
- Leathery skin texture
- Blisters that do not fully develop
- Thicker skin once the burn heals
There are more serious types of burns beyond a third-degree burn that can damage the skin, muscles, tendons, and expose the bones. A sixth-degree burn can even result in damage to the body’s bones and possibly result in death. Additionally, severe burn injuries often require surgery and skin grafting.
Treating a Severe Burn Injury
Treatment for a severe burn injury typically depends on how much damage the muscles, nerves, and bones sustained. Some of the treatment a severe burn injury patient might receive includes:
- Intravenous fluids to prevent low body temperature and dehydration
- Pain medications
- Antibiotics to prevent infection
- A tetanus shot if you have not received one in the past 10 years
Severe burn injury victims are also at a high risk of shock due to the body’s inflammatory response. Even the healing process can be excruciating and many victims will continue to need medical care, additional surgeries, and physical therapy. Given the extensive healthcare, one needs to recover from a severe burn injury, compensation is essential for survivors.
Speak to an Experienced Waterbury Burn Injury Lawyer Today
If you sustained a severe burn injury, reach out to the Law Offices of James A. Welcome for the legal assistance you need to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. Our Waterbury burn injury attorneys have the compassion and dedication that can make a difference in your life as you try to recover from this terrible incident. There is no reason why you should have to pay for someone else’s mistakes.