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Burn Injuries

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 180,000 deaths occur every year due to burns.

Burn injuries can lead to severe physical and emotional consequences. These occur when the skin or other tissues of the body are damaged due to exposure to heat, electricity, chemicals, radiation, or friction. [1]

Burn Injuries

Levels of Burn Injury

Burn injuries can vary in severity and are classified into different types based on the depth and extent of tissue damage. Here are the levels of burn injuries:

First-Degree Burns

  • Depth: Affecting the outer layer of the skin (epidermis)
  • Characteristics: Redness, pain, and minor swelling
  • Healing Time: Typically heals within a week without scarring

Second-Degree Burn

  • Depth: Extends beyond the epidermis to the upper layers of the dermis
  • Characteristics: Red, blistered, swollen, and more painful
  • Healing Time: May take weeks to heal, scarring is possible

Third-Degree Burns

  • Depth:  Penetrates the entire dermis, reaching the underlying tissues
  • Characteristics: The burned area may appear white, charred, or leathery
  • Sensation: Nerve damage may result in little or no pain initially
  • Healing Time: Requires medical intervention, potential for scarring, and may necessitate skin grafts

Fourth-Degree Burns

  • Depth: Extends beyond the skin, affecting muscles, tendons, or bones
  • Characteristics: Severe damage, deep charring, and a high risk of complications
  • Sensation: Nerve damage can lead to numbness
  • Treatment: Requires immediate medical attention, often involving surgery and long-term rehabilitation
Levels of Burn Injury

Common Causes of a Burn Injury Attorney

Most burn injuries are caused by the following:

  • Fire Accidents
  • Scalding
  • Chemical Burns
  • Electrical Burns
  • Radiation Exposure
  • Contact with Hot Objects
  • Gas Explosions
  • Car Accidents
  • Defective Products
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Inhalation of Hot Air or Toxic Fumes
  • Cooking Accidents
  • Building Fires
  • Hot Metal Splash
  • Hot Liquid Splash
  • Explosions

Types of Compensation Available for Burn Victims

Compensation for burn injuries can vary based on factors such as the severity of the burns, the circumstances surrounding the injury, and the impact on the victim’s life. Here are some types of compensation that may be available:

  • Medical Expenses: Coverage for past, current, and future medical treatments related to the burn injury. This includes hospitalization, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for income lost due to the burn injury. This includes wages lost during hospitalization, recovery, and any future lost earning capacity.
  • Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages to compensate for physical and emotional distress caused by the burn injury. Factors such as the severity of pain, disfigurement, and emotional trauma are considered.
  • Disability and Disfigurement: Compensation for permanent disabilities or disfigurement resulting from the burn injury. This includes scarring, amputations, or any lasting impairment affecting daily life.
  • Emotional Distress: Compensation for psychological trauma, anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from the burn injury.
  • Loss of Consortium: Compensation for the impact of the burn injury on the victim’s spouse, including the loss of companionship, intimacy and support.
  • Punitive Damages: In cases of extreme negligence or intentional harm, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the responsible party and deter similar conduct.
  • Rehabilitation Costs: Coverage for the costs of physical therapy, occupational therapy, or other rehabilitation services required for recovery.
  • Home Modifications: Compensation for modifications to the victim’s home or vehicle to accommodate any disability resulting from the burn injury.
  • Wrongful Death Damages: If the burn injury results in death, surviving family members may be eligible for compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and emotional distress.

The specific compensation will depend on the circumstances of the case, applicable laws, and the effectiveness of legal representation. Consulting with our experienced burn injury attorney at Goldberg & Loren can help you understand your rights and pursue the full compensation you deserve for your burn injuries.

Types of Compensation Available for Burn Victims

Statute of Limitations for Burn Injury Cases in Oregon

In Oregon, the Statute of Limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit, including burn injury cases, is typically two years from the date of the injury or the date when the injury was discovered or reasonably should have been discovered. Be aware of and adhere to this time limit, as failing to file within the specified period may result in the loss of your right to pursue a legal claim for compensation.

However, the Statute of Limitations can have exceptions or variations based on the specific circumstances of the case. Consult with our personal injury lawyers in Oregon to get information specific to your situation. 

Burn Injury Lawyer in Oregon

If you’ve suffered a burn injury in Oregon, hiring Goldberg & Loren’s burn injury lawyers will safeguard your rights and help you secure the compensation you deserve.

  • Legal Experience and Expertise: Our burn injury lawyers from Goldberg & Loren possess extensive experience and expertise crucial for navigating the complexities of burn injury cases. From understanding liability to dealing with insurance claims, we bring a wealth of legal knowledge to build a robust case on your behalf.
  • Investigation and Gathering Evidence: Rely on our seasoned burn injury attorneys at Goldberg & Loren to conduct a comprehensive investigation. We dive into the accident’s cause, gather compelling evidence, and employ various resources, including medical records, witness interviews, expert consultations, and the scrutiny of surveillance footage or accident reports.
  • Determining Liability: We take the lead in determining liability for your injuries at Goldberg & Loren. Whether it involves individuals, companies, or government entities, we assess all parties involved, holding them accountable for any negligence or wrongdoing that led to your burn injury.
  • Negotiating with Insurance Companies: Navigating insurance company negotiations can be challenging, with attempts to minimize payouts or deny claims. Our lawyers at Goldberg & Loren step in, negotiating on your behalf to ensure fair compensation for your damages. We advocate for your rights and push back against tactics that may undermine your claim.
  • Maximizing Compensation: Understanding the diverse compensation available for burn victims, we tirelessly work to maximize your entitlements at Goldberg & Loren. Considering both economic and non-economic damages, we fight for a fair settlement that comprehensively covers the losses you’ve suffered.
  • Comprehensive Legal Representation: Contact our team at Goldberg & Loren without hesitation for compassionate and skilled legal representation. We not only bring legal expertise to the table but also offer support and understanding as you navigate the aftermath of a burn injury. Our commitment is not just to secure compensation but to ensure your overall well-being during this challenging time.
Why Do You Need Our Burn Injury Lawyer?

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FAQs About Burn Injury

Burn injuries can occur due to various causes, including fire accidents, scalding from hot liquids or steam, chemical exposures, electrical accidents, radiation exposure, contact with hot objects, gas explosions, automobile accidents, defective products, workplace incidents, inhalation of hot air or toxic fumes, cooking mishaps, building fires, hot metal or liquid splash, and explosions in different settings.

Determining liability involves a thorough investigation of the incident. Parties potentially liable may include individuals, employers, product manufacturers, property owners, or government entities. Assessing negligence or wrongdoing on the part of these entities is crucial for holding them accountable.


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