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Prescott Burn Injury Lawyer

Prescott Burn Injury Lawyer Burn injuries are often terribly painful and leave long-lasting physical and psychological scars. Whether it’s an accidental burn at a bonfire, a chemical burn from an unsafe product, or a burn caused by a hazard, you may need a knowledgeable burn injury attorney to ensure you’re compensated for your medical costs and suffering. At the Jensen Phelan Law Firm, our Prescott burn injury lawyers have been helping injured victims seek justice for over 40 years. We understand how stressful this may be and want to help you seek financial compensation for your injuries.

Burn injuries affect millions of Americans each year, 50,000 of which require hospitalization and 10,000 of which lead to death. After a burn injury, you may suffer psychological and physical difficulties that require reconstructive surgeries and skin grafts. Fortunately, a lawyer may be able to help you recover the compensation you need to heal, both physically and emotionally.

Common Causes of Burn Injuries

When you’re exposed to heat, chemicals, electricity, or even radiation, your tissue can get damaged. Burn injuries can be relatively minor and only have a superficial effect on the body, or they can be severe enough to damage muscle and bone. A burn injury can occur as a result of a variety of incidents, including the following:

No matter the cause of your burn injury, it can nonetheless be a terrifying and painful experience. Likewise, the costs associated with burn injuries are often significant, including the initial treatment of the trauma, excessive testing, expensive medications, rehabilitation, and skin grafting, among others. Your burn injury may render you unable to work, and you may suffer from the lack of income and loss of benefits. That’s where one of our experienced Prescott burn injury lawyers come in.

Common Types of Burn Injuries

There are five principal types of burn injuries. However, note that no matter the severity, any burn injury can have painful, debilitating consequences.

  • Thermal burn: This is a burn to the skin caused by any external heat source. This may be in the form of a naked flame, a scald from steam, hot liquid, or direct contact with a hot object.
  • Chemical burn: This occurs when your skin or eyes come into contact with an irritant, such as an acid or a base. They may cause a reaction on your skin or within your body and can affect your internal organs if swallowed.
  • Electrical burn: Electrical burns may be caused by a number of sources of electricity, such as lightning, stun guns, and contact with household current.
  • Radiation burn: A radiation burn is caused by X-rays, UV-rays, or radiation therapy. A radiation burn may be as simple as a minor sunburn, but it can also encompass more severe cases such as radiation dermatitis.
  • Cold burn: Also called “frostbite,” cold burns cause damage to your skin by freezing it. You most often get frostbite when you’re outside in freezing temperatures, but you can also get frostbite if your skin comes in contact with a cold object for a prolonged period.

No matter the type or severity of the injury, our team has the skill, focus, and experience you should explore your legal options to hold the at-fault party accountable.

Recovering Compensation for Your Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can be a costly injury to treat, making it all the more critical that you recover the financial compensation you need. Even a first-degree burn—meaning only the top layer of skin is damaged—can become infected if not treated quickly or adequately. Third-degree burns— damage that extends through all layers of skin that affect organs and bones—can take years of treatment to heal.

Anyone who plays a role in your accident may be liable for the resulting damage. After the accident, you might have a legitimate case against anyone whose negligence, carelessness, or wrongdoing caused the injury. This could include the following groups:

  • Motorists, bicyclists, or pedestrians
  • Transit companies
  • Employers of negligent parties
  • Building or property owners
  • Government agencies
  • Companies that manufactured or sold a defective product
  • General contractors on a construction site

If you think someone else is to blame for your burn injury, you may want to consider teaming up with an experienced personal injury attorney to protect your rights. At Jensen Phelan, we’re dedicated to finding the answers to these questions so that we can seek compensation from anyone who played a role in your Prescott burn injury.

Contact a Prescott Burn Injury Today

At Jensen Phelan, we have experience helping clients seek the right resources for their care in order to recoup the financial compensation they need. If you’ve been burned as a result of another’s negligence or wrongdoing, we’re dedicated to compassionately fighting for your rights. Top attorney Chris Jensen suffered a third-degree burn and understands the difficulties associated with recovery, the pain, and the financial burden it will cause. 

Our firm has experience with these types of cases and is familiar with the local recourse for burn victims. We can help give you the care and investment of time you need for recovery. We’ll help bring the guilty party to justice to ensure you’re financially stable. Our Prescott personal injury lawyers serve Prescott Valley, Cottonwood, and the surrounding areas. Contact us by calling (928) 778-2660 or by completing our online contact form today.