Houston Burn Injury Attorney

Did You Suffer Severe Burns Due to Someone Else's Negligence?

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, it is important to understand that you may be entitled to compensation. At the Law Offices of Willie D. Powells III & Associates PLLC, our Houston burn injury attorneys are dedicated to helping victims seek the justice and financial recovery they deserve.

By seeking legal help for your burn injury, you can focus on your recovery while our attorneys fight for your rights. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and provide personalized guidance based on your unique circumstances.

By choosing our firm, you can expect:

  • Compassionate and personalized legal representation
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in burn injury cases
  • Strong negotiation skills to maximize your compensation
  • Access to a network of medical professionals and experts
  • Transparent communication and regular case updates

Don't face the aftermath of a burn injury alone. Contact our Houston burn injury lawyers today for a free consultation. We are here to help you recover physically, emotionally, and financially.

If you have endured a burn injury, contact our team at (713) 360-0062 for a free consultation.

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Compensation for Burn Injuries

If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries due to someone else's negligence, it's crucial to understand your rights and options for seeking compensation. Our burn injury attorneys in Houston are committed to holding responsible parties accountable and pursuing the maximum compensation possible for our clients.

Compensation may cover:

  • Medical expenses: Comprehensive coverage for current and future medical treatments, surgeries, medications, and rehabilitation services.
  • Lost income: Compensation for wages lost due to the inability to work during recovery and potential future loss of earning capacity.
  • Pain and suffering: Recognition of the physical and emotional pain endured, including disfigurement, scarring, and psychological trauma.
  • Rehabilitation costs: Funding for ongoing therapy, adaptive technologies, and home modifications to support the recovery process.
  • Quality of life damages: Compensation for the impact of burn injuries on the victim's overall quality of life, including adjustments needed for daily living.

Types of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can range from mild to severe, and understanding the different types of burns can help you better assess your situation and seek appropriate medical and legal assistance. At Law Offices of Willie D. Powells III & Associates PLLC, our Houston burn injury attorneys have extensive experience handling cases involving various types of burn injuries.

Thermal Burns

Thermal burns are the most common type of burn injury and occur when the skin comes into contact with a heat source, such as fire, hot liquids, steam, or hot objects. These burns can cause damage to the skin and underlying tissues.

Chemical Burns

Chemical burns result from exposure to corrosive substances, such as acids, alkalis, or strong cleaning agents. These burns can cause serious damage to the skin and may require immediate medical attention.

Electrical Burns

Electrical burns occur when the body comes into contact with an electrical current. These burns can cause damage to the skin, muscles, and internal organs, and often require specialized medical treatment.

Radiation Burns

Radiation burns can result from exposure to sources of radiation, such as the sun, tanning beds, or medical procedures. These burns can cause skin damage and increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer.

What Are the Symptoms of Burns?

Burns are tissue damage from heat, sun exposure, radiation, or chemical or electrical contact. Symptoms vary depending on the severity. 

Burns and their symptoms are graded in degrees:

  • First-degree burn: This is a minor injury affecting only the outer layer of skin. A first-degree burn can cause some redness and pain.
  • Second-degree burn: This degree of burn is more serious, affecting both the epidermis and the dermis. Symptoms may include: swelling; redness, whiteness or splotchiness of the skin; blisters; and severe pain. Second-degree burns can cause scarring.
  • Third-degree burn: The burn reaches through the epidermis and dermis to the fat layer beneath the skin. Burned areas may be black, brown, or white, and the skin may appear leathery. Third-degree burns can destroy nerves and cause numbness.

How Do Burn Injuries Occur?

Burn injuries caused by someone else’s negligence can occur in different situations, including:

  • Car accidents: Explosions, fires, or contact with hot surfaces during a car crash can lead to severe burn injuries.
  • Workplace accidents: Industrial settings or workplaces with flammable materials may pose risks of burn injuries due to fires, chemical exposure, or electrical accidents.
  • Defective products: Malfunctioning appliances, electronics, or poorly designed products can lead to fires and burn injuries.
  • Property fires: Negligence in building maintenance, faulty wiring, or inadequate safety measures can contribute to fires causing severe burn injuries.

Long-Term Complications of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can lead to a range of long-term complications that significantly impact a person's physical and emotional well-being. The severity and extent of these complications depend on various factors, including the degree of the burn, the affected body surface area, and the promptness and adequacy of medical treatment. 

Long-term complications associated with burn injuries can include:

  • Scarring and disfigurement: Severe burns often result in extensive scarring, which can lead to disfigurement and affect the individual's appearance. Scars can also limit mobility if they form over joints, causing contractures.
  • Physical disabilities: Burns that damage muscles, nerves, or joints can lead to long-term physical disabilities. Loss of range of motion, impaired mobility, and difficulties with fine motor skills are common consequences.
  • Chronic pain: Nerve damage from burns can cause chronic pain, which may persist long after the initial injury has healed. The pain can be debilitating and significantly impact the individual's quality of life.
  • Psychological impact: Burn injuries often result in psychological trauma, including symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders. Coping with changes in appearance and function can be emotionally challenging.
  • Functional limitations: Burns affecting the hands, fingers, or face can lead to functional limitations that impact daily activities such as eating, dressing, and personal grooming. Adaptive devices and rehabilitation may be required to improve functionality.
  • Respiratory issues: Inhalation injuries from burns can lead to long-term respiratory complications, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis, or asthma. These conditions may require ongoing medical management and support.
  • Infections and complications: Individuals with a history of severe burns are at an increased risk of infections and complications, including cellulitis, osteomyelitis (bone infection), and sepsis. Vigilant medical care is essential to manage these risks.

Legal Help for Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can have serious consequences for victims and their families. If you have suffered burn injuries through the negligence of another, our Houston burn injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Willie D. Powells III and Associates, PLLC have the knowledge, skills, resources, and dedication to aggressively pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. 

With our firm, you are not just another number – we are always available to our clients by text, email, or phone.

Willie D. Powells is not your average attorney. He will fight zealously for your rights and work hard to recover the compensation you deserve.

Schedule your free consultation with our team today by filling out our online form or calling our office directly at (713) 360-0062.

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