Burn Injuries Attorneys in Richmond & Tappahannock, Virginia

Every year nearly half a million people in the United States are treated for some form of burn injury. Indeed, burn injuries are often the scariest consequences of an accident. And to make matters worse, most of those accidents were the result of third-party negligence.

If another person or company’s reckless and irresponsible conduct has left you to recover from serious burn damage, you have the legal right to demand compensation. A qualified Richmond burn injuries lawyer can work with you to bring a personal injury claim against the responsible parties. Attorney Ryan Wind has over a decade of experience in representing clients in these cases, and his team at Wind Law, LLC, will make every effort to obtain a settlement or judgment on your behalf.

Understanding Burn Injuries Occur

A burn injury occurs when body tissue is damaged from heat, exposure to chemicals or radiation, or electrical contact. Medical professionals generally classify burn injuries as follows:

  • 1st-degree burns are the least serious type of burn injury, as it only affects the outer layer of the skin or epidermis. Symptoms are generally limited to redness and pain in the affected area.
  • 2nd-degree burns damage not just the epidermis but also the underlying layer, which is known as the dermis. Symptoms often include white, splotchy skin, severe pain, blisters, and scarring.
  • 3rd-degree burns damage tissue all the way down to the layer of fat beneath the skin. These burns also frequently destroy nerves, which can cause numbness.

Burn injuries can occur for many reasons. With respect to personal injury cases, we often see burn injuries in connection with the following:

  • Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. Anytime a motor vehicle is involved in a collision, there is a risk of a fire, especially if a gas tank is ruptured and the gasoline inside is ignited.
  • Construction accidents. Construction sites require the use of a lot of specialized mechanical equipment, tools, and chemicals, which can lead to burn injuries if proper safety protocols are not followed.
  • Workplace accidents. Even outside of construction, many workplaces expose employees to potential burn injuries, such as restaurants and scientific research laboratories.
  • Premises liability. Property owners who fail to correct known safety hazards on their premises create a risk of a fire breaking out and causing burn injuries to anyone inside.
  • Dangerous consumer products. A defectively designed or manufactured consumer product–especially one that uses electricity–can cause burn injuries to unsuspecting consumers, especially children.

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Second- and third-degree burn injuries often require extensive medical treatment and physical rehabilitation. During this time the victims are often unable to return to work or live a normal life. So when a burn accident is the result of third-party negligence, the responsible parties can–and should–be made to pay appropriate legal damages. This includes compensation for not only the victims’ medical bills and lost income, but also their significant pain and suffering.

So if you or someone in your family has been seriously hurt in an accident and you need to speak with a skilled Richmond burn injuries lawyer, contact Wind Law, LLC, today to schedule an initial consultation.