Scarring, Disfigurement and Other Burn Injuries
According to the American Burn Association, there are approximately 40,000 burn injuries each year that require hospitalization and another 4,000 that result in death. Even those who survive burn injuries must confront expensive, long-term medical treatment as well as time away from work and the possibility of extensive scarring or permanent disfigurement.
Houston burn injury attorney Tony Malley understands the challenges faced by burn injury victims and their families. Mr. Malley has extensive experience helping burn injury victims pursue just financial compensation for treatment and recovery.
Types of Burns
Most burn injuries are caused by thermal burns. Thermal burns are caused by the direct transfer of heat from a source to the body. Examples of thermal burns include those from fires or steam sources.
Chemical burns are common workplace injuries and may be caused by any number of acids, corrosives and other hazardous materials found in industrial agents and cleaning supplies. Chemical burn injuries can be sustained through direct physical contact with toxic substances or through inhalation of fumes from hazardous materials.
Electrical burns are the result of the heat that is generated when electrical current passes through the body. Electrical burns are common construction accident injuries, but they may occur in any situation in which an electrical source is not properly grounded or covered.
Consequences of Burn Injuries
Many burn injuries have long-term ramifications to victims’ health, physical abilities and appearance. Severe burn injuries may result in:
- Loss of skin sensitivity
- Muscle, tissue and organ damage
- Permanent scarring
If you or a family member suffered a severe burn injury caused by the negligence of another, please contact the Malley Law Firm for your free case consultation. Severe injury lawyer Tony Malley welcomes clients from the Houston and Beaumont, Texas, areas and across the United States.