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Burn Injuries - Personal Injury Burg Simpson

According to the American Burn Association, over 480,000 burn injuries require medical attention annually, there are 40,000 hospitalizations every year related to burn injuries, and over 3,000 fire/smoke inhalation deaths occur every year. Burns can happen at home, at work, on the roads, anywhere. Burn injuries can result from:

  • Fires and explosions
  • Vehicle crashes and accidents
  • Chemicals
  • Radiation
  • Defective products
  • Electrocution
  • Friction
  • Hot liquids

Burn injuries, however they are caused, can be catastrophic and can dramatically change the lives of the burn victim and his or her family. Depending on the extent and severity of the burns suffered, burn victims can experience:

  • Pain
  • Scarring and other disfigurement
  • Loss of function in the burned area
  • Loss of limbs
  • Infection
  • Hypothermia
  • Dehydration
  • Blood complications
  • Protracted physical therapy and other ongoing treatment
  • Disability
  • Emotional and psychological issues

Burns are classified by severity as first, second, third, and fourth degree.
First degree burns are relatively mild, and consist mostly of redness and minor pain. First degree burns usually only affect the epidermis, or outer layer of skin.
Second degree burns are more serious, extending to the deeper layers of skin, the superficial dermis, and may also extend somewhat into the deep dermis. Second degree burns become filled with clear fluid and cause blistering of the skin.
Third degree (full thickness) burns are extremely serious. This type of burn extends into the deep dermis and causes blisters similar to second degree burns; and in addition, causes severe charring and hard, leathery scabs that become separated. This may result in a purple fluid seeping from the skin as well. Many third degree burns completely destroy the nerve endings, causing loss of sensation as well.
Fourth degree burns are full thickness burns that extend into muscle and bone.
Treatment of burns varies with their severity, but even minor burns may cause complications if they are not properly treated. For the most serious burn injuries, treatment of the burns and related complications may extend for months and even years. The financial and emotional toll of burn injuries can be staggering. Indeed, third and fourth degree burn survivors face a host of ongoing challenges including extended recovery and rehabilitation from the physical and psychological injuries, enormous medical bills, lost wages and income, strained family relations, and much more.

Many times, burn injuries result from the negligence or recklessness of others. Burn injury victims may be entitled to compensation from the responsible parties or their insurance companies for:

  • Economic Losses, including past and future medical and rehabilitation expenses, lost income, loss of earning capacity, and out-of-pocket costs
  • Non-Economic Losses, including pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, mental and emotional distress, inconvenience
  • Permanent impairment
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium by an affected spouse

What Should You Do if You or a Loved One Has Suffered a Severe Burn Injury?

The most important action of course is to take is to take care of yourself or your loved one and obtain the necessary medical treatment. But if you or a loved one have suffered a severe burn injury because of someone else’s fault, it is critical that you immediately contact a lawyer experienced in handling burn injury cases. It can be a confusing and emotional time. Insurance companies may be calling. Time is running on bringing a claim. You need someone on your side to help make sure your rights are protected.

Contact Burg Simpson Now

Burg Simpson is dedicated to helping seriously injured people seek compensation for their injuries after an accident or injury caused by the fault or negligence of another. Our experienced lawyers have helped thousands of persons suffering from serious personal injuries—like burns—rebuild their lives. We have the experience and resources to help injury victims navigate the many legal issues that surround fires, explosions, vehicle accidents, workplace accidents and other causes of burn injuries, including accident investigation, insurance claims, settlement negotiations, and litigating in court against persons and companies who won’t take responsibility.

The Trial Lawyer Magazine honors Michael Burg; firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

 February 6, 2017

The Trial Lawyer Magazine honors Michael Burg; firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

Michael S. Burg Named One of America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Named One of America’s 25 Most Influential Law Firms The Trial Lawyer magazine honorees to be celebrated at The National Trial Lawyers’ annual summit Denver, CO – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC is proud to… Read more »

7 Burg Simpson Shareholders Named to 2017 Top Lawyers List

 January 23, 2017

7 Burg Simpson Shareholders Named to 2017 Top Lawyers List

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is pleased to announce that seven shareholders have recently been named to 5280 Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers list. Founded in 1993, 5280 is the largest local magazine in Colorado. The Burg Simpson attorneys selected for inclusion in 5280 Top Lawyers are: Michael S. Burg –… Read more »

2016: Another Year Burg Simpson Changed Lives

 December 8, 2016

2016: Another Year Burg Simpson Changed Lives

The Burg Simpson attorneys had another outstanding year changing the lives of those they represent. The firm’s ability to properly value cases—whether personal injury, medical malpractice, construction defect, or mass tort—and fight tirelessly as a cohesive team to obtain the compensation its clients deserve sets Burg Simpson apart. Here is just a small sample of… Read more »

Janet Abaray Profiled in Super Lawyers Magazine

 December 7, 2016

Janet Abaray Profiled in Super Lawyers Magazine

The most recent edition of Super Lawyers Magazine features a profile on Burg Simpson Ohio’s managing shareholder, Janet Abaray. In the feature, Ms. Abaray discusses some of the highlights of her career, the art of “looking around corners” in a case, taking on big pharma, and a well-known class action against the Bengals. Amongst her… Read more »

Fatal ATV Accidents a Reminder to Riders to Maintain Vehicles

 November 2, 2016

Fatal ATV Accidents a Reminder to Riders to Maintain Vehicles

All-Terrain Vehicles can be great fun, but with the fun can also come danger. Every year ATV accidents take the lives of recreational enthusiasts who ride these tricky vehicles without attention to proper safety guidelines. A tragic ATV accident in southwestern Colorado left to members of a Texas family injured and two more, dead. Some… Read more »

Who is Responsible if my Child is Bullied at School?

 October 26, 2016

Who is Responsible if my Child is Bullied at School?

When parents send their children to school, their expectation is that the children will be safe, cared for and protected from harm. Schools have responsibility for the well-being of the children they are educating. When a child is the victim of bullying, harassment or cyberbullying, and that child suffers emotional injury as a result, significant… Read more »

Colorado Takes on Dangers of Conversion Therapy

 October 19, 2016

Colorado Takes on Dangers of Conversion Therapy

The field of personal injury law has for some time included psychological and emotional injury, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and severe anxiety or depression. An increasing number of lawsuits, including consumer fraud suits, are being filed around the nation by LGBTQ adults who were exposed to conversion or “reparative” therapies as minors. Conversion… Read more »

Bicycles and Cars — A Potentially Dangerous Combination

 October 12, 2016

Bicycles and Cars — A Potentially Dangerous Combination

Bicycles and cars are vehicles that must share the roadway. They are generally subject to many of the same operating laws. So you would think that, by obeying the law, cars and vehicles could operate together in harmony. But in practice, cars and bicycles can be a dangerous mix because cyclists are hard to see,… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

Trial Talk magazine

 November 18, 2015

Trial Talk: Cross Appeal? Now What?

Burg Simpson Attorney and Shareholder Diane Vaksdal Smith’s article, published in CTLA’s Trial Talk, April/May 2015, addresses specifics of appellate practice and procedure. Download full article PDF

Net Neutrality

 November 18, 2015

Net Neutrality: A Panel Discussion

Rick D. Bailey contributes his opinion on Net Neutrality in this panel article published in Best Lawyers® Business Edition, Summer, 2015. Download full article PDF

The Trial Lawyer Magazine

 November 18, 2015

Homebuilders v. Homeowners

Threats to Shift an Already Tilted Playing Field More in Favor of Homebuilders Burg Simpson attorneys Jennifer A. Seidman and Ronald M. Sandgrund examine what could happen if lawmakers allow builders to take advantage of and mischaracterize the causes of the Great Recession’s lingering effects, and the facts regarding the real causes of the decline… Read more »

Rick Bailey - Hearing and Mishearing

 November 18, 2015

Hearing and Mishearing: Psychoanalytic Observations on the Attorney-Client Relationship

Trial lawyer Rick D. Bailey co-authored this white paper with David Stevens, a practicing psychoanalyst/clinical psychologist and associate professor at the university of Colorado Health Sciences Center. They address the attorney-client relationship throught the lens of psychoanalysis and cognitive neuroscience. Download full article PDF

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