Oklahoma Burn Injury Attorneys Advocate for Victims
Victims of serious burns need an experienced personal injury lawyer on their side
Bun injury statistics show that 450,000 Americans receive medical attention for some type of burn injury each year. 45,000 people are hospitalized, and 3,500 people die from a burn injury annually. Many hospitalized burn injury victims will suffer disfigurement, severe pain, and may need a lifetime of rehabilitation and medical care. Families of burn victims who die do have the right to bring a wrongful death action against responsible parties. Children suffer a larger proportion of burn injuries
At Stipe Law Firm, our Oklahoma burn injury attorneys understand how devastating burn injuries can be. The pain isn’t just physical; it’s emotional too. That is why our lawyers have been helping Southeastern Oklahoma residents hold wrongdoers accountable for actions or inactions that could have prevented the incident that caused the burns. We fight tirelessly to get victims of burn injuries compensation for their medical needs, their pain and suffering, their lost income, and the emotional toll of having to live with scarring or disfigurement.
Why burn injuries occur
Burn injuries can occur for many reasons. The first task of our Oklahoma burn injury lawyers is to determine the cause. We work with fire fighters and engineers to determine exactly what occurred and to find out who exactly is at fault. Individuals or businesses may be held accountable. We also make sure all of your short-term and long-term medical issues are addressed. We work with psychologists and rehabilitation professionals, in addition to doctors who are trained to minimize injury and maximize recovery.
Some of the reasons burn injuries happen include:
- Industrial or construction site accidents
- Vehicle accidents, including motorcycle accidents
- Failure to have a proper sprinkler system
- Excessive exposure to the sun while at work
- Electric shock from explosions or equipment malfunction
- Chemicals that come into contact with the skin
The consequences of burn injuries
Burn injuries are classified according to their severity. First degree burns affect the outer layer of the skin. Second degree burns affect the outer layer and a second layer too. Third-degree burns are the most serious and cause the worst and longest-lasting injuries.
Burn injuries can cause a host of medical problems, starting with a risk of death and the likelihood of severe disfigurement. Additional problems can include:
- Damage to nerves, blood vessels, and tissues
- Difficulty breathing
- Problems in the bones and the joints
Treatments can be quite expensive and may take a long time to have any effect. Surgeries such as skin grafts may help, and plastic surgery is often an option. Some patients may require a feeding tube. Physical therapy to stretch the damaged skin may be required. Pain medications, ointments, and other remedies may also be recommended.
Contact our McAlester burn injury lawyers to get immediate help
Burn injury victims and families need to focus on getting the patient better. They don’t need to worry about the legal issues. At Stipe Law Firm, you and your family can trust us to get the best recovery possible. Our team cares about your family’s needs, and we want to help the burn patient get the compensation needed to get better. You can trust our Oklahoma burn injury lawyers to hold any wrongdoers accountable. Our Oklahoma burn injury attorneys are ready to help you aggressively pursue your legal claim. Please call for a free consultation at 918-558-2255 or compete our contact form to speak with a McAlester burn injury attorney today.