Steps To Take after Suffering a Burn Injury

Burn,From,Hot,Oil,Splashed,On,The,Arms,And,Legs Burn injuries can be an excruciating injury, affecting a person both mentally and physically. If you suffered a burn injury because of another person’s or entity’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and other losses.

Types of Burns

When most people think of burns, they think of thermal burns, which are those caused by a heat source. However, there are three additional types of burns:

  • Thermal Burns: Heat sources, such as hot metals, steam, flames, and scalding liquids, can cause thermal burns. They may be caused by a hot stove, boiling water, working around hot equipment on the job, explosions, house fires, car fires, and more.
  • Chemical Burns: A chemical burn is usually caused by solvents, detergents, strong acids, or alkaloids coming into contact with your skin or eyes.
  • Radiation Burns: A radiation burn is usually caused by the sun but can be caused by other radiation sources, such as X-rays.
  • Electrical Burns: You can suffer electrical burns from alternating current, like that in your home, or direct current, like that in your vehicle.

Regardless of the type of burn, you can recover compensation if another person or entity’s negligence caused the burn.

After Suffering a Burn

Burns can be serious and often exacerbate over time. They may become infected and need debriding. Even small burns that become infected can cause serious damage to your skin and possibly your health.

After experiencing a burn, if first responders are not called, you should seek medical attention immediately. You may be unaware of the true extent of the burn, and it’s essential to get treatment for a smooth and proper recovery. Furthermore, documentation from your doctor’s visit is essential evidence for your burn injury case.

After you’ve been treated, take pictures of your burns as soon as possible and contact an experienced burn injury attorney. Our attorneys at Jeffress Law, PC, have experience working with burn injury claims and can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact a Burn Injury Attorney in Boulder, CO

To learn more about filing a burn injury claim, speak with an attorney at Jeffress Law, PC. Schedule a consultation at 303-993-8685 or text 303-225-9101. We serve Boulder, Fort Collins, Longmont, and the surrounding areas in Colorado.


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