Burn Injury Attorneys in Kansas City
When an accident happens in a car crash, on the job, at a store, or during another incident that results in victims suffering severe burn injuries, those individuals may have to deal with the scarring, pain, and disfigurement for a lifetime. Burn injuries often require extensive medical treatment – and getting the compensation to pay for that treatment and other expenses in the recovery process is critical for affected individuals and their families.
Our experienced burn injury attorneys in Kansas City can give you a better chance of recovering that compensation and getting the help you need. At Dempsey Kingsland Osteen, we begin building cases immediately and use all available resources to investigate the causes. In every case, we are committed to getting maximum results for our clients.
If you or a member of your family was harmed in an accident that has resulted in a burn injury, contact us at (816) 484-3776 to learn more about your options for recovery.contact us
Types of Burn Injury Cases
It is possible to sustain a burn injury in a variety of ways. Whether you were at work or driving your car when you suffered your burn injury, Dempsey Kingsland Osteen can help.
Common types of burn injuries that we have handled include:
- Light burns from sources of ultraviolet light
- Chemical burns caused by acids, alkali substances, or by fires
- Thermal burns, which are caused by steam, hot water, and other sources of intense heat
- Radiation burns caused by contact with nuclear radiation
These burn injuries may be caused by car and truck accidents, explosions and fires, construction accidents, workplace accidents, and in premises liability incidents.
Degrees of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are divided into different categories, or degrees, based on their severity. The higher the degree, the more serious the burn is.
- First-degree burns affect only the outermost layer of skin, resulting in redness and pain. A first-degree burn is generally considered minor and will heal on its own with simple first aid.
- Second-degree burns affect both the outer and underlying layer of skin, resulting in pain, redness, swelling, and blistering. Second degree burns that are larger than 3 inches or located on the hands, feet, groin, or major joint are considered serious.
- Third-degree burns penetrate into the deep layers of skin, causing the affected tissue to turn black, brown, or white. Third-degree burns often result in permanent nerve damage and numbness, requiring surgical skin grafts.
It is crucial to speak with a Kansas City serious personal injury attorney as soon as possible to learn about your rights and to make sure that all of your options are available to you for recovering compensation. Our team looks forward to hearing your story and getting started on your case.