Burn Injury Lawyers In Youngstown
A severe burn injury can cause excruciating pain, disfigurement, and long-term physical limitations. In addition, an accident resulting in a burn injury can potentially cause psychological trauma. If you’ve sustained a burn injury as a result of negligence or a product defect, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries.
The burn injury attorneys at Anzellotti, Sperling, Pazol & Small have been providing personal injury representation to the citizens of Youngstown and throughout Ohio for decades. We can help you recover damages after a burn injury that has left you with physical issues and mounting medical bills. We never change a fee unless we recover compensation for you.
Types of Burn Injuries
There are three degrees of burns a person can sustain. A first-degree burn effects the top layer of skin (the epidermis) and usually heal on its own. A second-degree burn damages the second layer of skin (the dermis). These are more severe and often require a skin graft to aid in the healing process. The final, most severe type, is a third-degree burn. These burns destroy both the epidermis and dermis, and can also cause damage to muscle tissue. This type of burn can result in disfigurement and almost always requires a skin graft. In addition to the varying degrees of burns, there are also different forms. These include:
- Thermal burns – These are caused by fire or a hot surface.
- Electrical burns – This type of burn occurs as a result of contact with an electrical current.
- Chemical burns – These burns are caused by contact with materials such as bleach, chlorine, acids, or household cleaners.
- Friction burns – When skin is scraped or rubbed repeatedly against a hard or porous surface, this type of burn can occur.
If you’ve received any of these forms of burns in an accident, it’s important to see a doctor right away. If left untreated, a burn can become infected and require more aggressive medical treatment.
Seeking Compensation After a Burn Injury
A severe burn injury can easily hinder your ability to work and function on a daily basis as you did before. In addition, you may require ongoing physical therapy, pain management, and surgery to effectively recover from your injuries. If this is the case, the legal team at Anzellotti, Sperling, Pazol & Small can pursue compensation for things like medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and emotional trauma.
We’ll evaluate the circumstances of the accident to determine if negligence played a part. Many times, burn injuries happen on the job and are the result of improper warning signs or faulty equipment. Burn injuries also occur due to defective products. Regardless of the cause, we’ll file a claim against the person or entity responsible and fight for adequate compensation for your injuries. It’s our goal to protect your rights and recover damages that will help you get back on your feet.
Get Experienced Representation After a Burn Injury
A burn can cause permanent disability, disfigurement, and the loss of mobility. Don’t let someone else’s negligence lead to financial hardships, physical pain, and emotional trauma. At Anzellotti, Sperling, Pazol & Small, we help families recover after serious personal injuries. We have the knowledge and expertise needed to provide tough representation to the citizens of Ohio, including Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Portage, Stark, Summit, and Ashtabula Counties. Contact us at (330) 792-6033 for a free consultation today.