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Burn Injury Attorneys CA

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Burns are not the most common type of injury sustained in an accident but they can be excruciatingly painful for the burn victim. They have the capacity to induce severe physical, emotional & mental trauma depending on how badly you were burned as well as what caused the burn. The deeper the burn the longer and more extensive the treatment plan and recuperation period. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury you need the help of our experienced California burn injury lawyers. Our Los Angeles burn injury lawyers are standing by ready to help. Free case reviews and no fees if they cannot recover compensation and medical care for you. Please click here to begin the process of filing your CA burn injury claim.

In addition to serving all of California they also handle fire accident lawsuits against all utility companies including Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric.

Burn Types/Degrees

Burns are measured in terms of degrees which refers to the depth of the burn. They are:

  1. A first degree burn is superficial and rarely poses a health threat the the victim. First degree burns allow the skin to perform its functions such as regulating body temperature and preventing infection.
  2. Second degree burns are deeper and damage the 2nd layer of skin called the dermis. Often times they are also referred to as partial thickness burns. Loss of skin function is normally a result of 2nd degree burns. Blistering of the skin is common with 2nd degree burns. Second degree burns are among the most painful due to the layer of skin that falls away, exposing the raw nerve.
  3. Third degree burns, the deepest & most severe, destroy any sensation in the nerves so the burn victim may feel nothing at the burned area.

Causes and Complications of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can be caused by a plethora of accidents such as:

– Injuries in the Workplace

– Industrial Accidents

– Auto Accidents

– Truck Accidents

Motorcycle accidents

– Explosion accidents

– Chemical spills

– Electrical accidents

Burn Types

Scalding injuries: this type of burn induced by extremely hot liquids such as water, oil, coffee and tea. Scalding injuries can happen anytime and anywhere such as in the workplace, restaurants and on private property. Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable to scald injuries due to the skin being thinner than on a young adult. Scalding injuries are common in restaurant accidents.

Thermal burns: these result from the skin, clothing or protective gear coming into contact with any surface, substance, liquid, steam or flame that is hotter than 115 degrees fahrenheit. A thermal burn is typically designated first degree burn, second degree burn or third degree burn. These types of burns are commonly seen in true electrical burns as when the current travels through the body it ignites and melts your clothing.

True Electrical Burns: Direct contact or exposure to the electric source with the current flowing from the source, through the body and to the ground will cause this type of burn. An entry wound and a much larger exit wound in the hallmark of a true electrical burn.

Arc Burns: These burns occur when a current jumps from its source, to the ground but passes through your body in between the two points. With an arc burn there are typically multiple points of entry.

Burns By Fire: In very severe accidents the victim can come into direct contact with fire. This can occur car accident explosions, other types of vehicle accidents and property explosions and fires.

Recovering From A Burn Injury

Recovery from burn injuries can be a very long and extremely painful process. Many times burn injury victims need surgical procedures such as skin grafts and or reconstructive surgery. The burn injury victim may also require long term physical rehabilitation as part of their recuperation due to nerve damage and diminished soft tissue functionality.

Massive medical bills, physical therapy bills and prescription costs are a direct result of serious burn injuries. Many burn victims may need to undergo emotional counseling as well to address any emotional scarring that may have occurred as a result of the burn injury. When you factor in extended amount of missed time at work while convalescing, and the subsequent lost wages, burns can cause as much financial strain as physical strain so having our Los Angeles, California burn injury lawyers in your corner is very important.

There are many factors involved in a burn injury case. Our San Francisco, California burn injury lawyers we have the experience to understand, address & anticipate any medical, legal and financial issues that occur as a result of a burn injury. We will work tirelessly to obtain the financial compensation you and your family are entitled to.

California Utility Company Lawsuits

In addition to handling apartment fires, car accident fires, home and kitchen fires and fires caused by defective products for the home and office our legal team also handles power and utility company lawsuits in California. Due to the size of the state and it’s huge population California has more power, utility, electric and gas companies than any other state. While these companies provide a very valuable and necessary service they are also responsible the thousands of fires annually across the state resulting in life changing burn injuries, lost lives due to fires and explosions and billions of dollars of property damage and destruction. These companies are:

  • Alameda Municipal Power
  • Anaheim Public Utilities
  • Azusa Light & Water
  • Burbank Water & Power
  • Direct Energy
  • East Bay Municipal Utility District
  • Glendale Public Service Department
  • Gridley Municipal Utilities
  • Healdsburg Municipal Electric Department
  • Imperial Irrigation District
  • Island Energy
  • Modesto Irrigation District
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • MAD DEAN ELECTRIC COMPANY
  • O’Brien Cogeneration
  • Pacific Gas and Electric
  • Pasadena Water & Power
  • PacifiCorp¬†(Pacific Power)
  • Riverside Public Utilities
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • San Diego Gas & Electric
  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Santa Clara Electric Department
  • Sierra-Pacific Power
  • Southern California Edison
  • Southern California Public Power Authority
  • TID Water & Power – Turlock Irrigation District

If you or your family have been the victims of a fire or explosion and you want to know if one of these California utility companies is the culprit please contact our CA injury attorneys handling utility company lawsuits. They will establish any and all liable parties and hold them accountable and make sure you get the benefits and financial compensation you deserve.

These companies are also liable for work related injuries to their employees and third party vendors. Contact our CA work injury attorneys if you have sustained a fire, electrocution or explosion while working in California.

Contact Our California Burn Injury Lawyers

If you have the victim of a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence contact an accident lawyer serving all of California to schedule a free consultation. Our California burn injury lawyers have many years experience representing the injured in all of California. They will use their experience and knowledge of personal injury law to get you the compensation and benefits you are entitled to by law.