Experienced, Aggressive and Undefeated Burn Injury Lawyers
A serious burn injury can be devastating, not only to the victim but to the victim’s family as well. Regardless of whether the injury stems from an industrial or construction accident, or some other negligent act, the physical, mental and economic costs of that burn injury will add up quickly. These injuries usually take months or even years of medical treatment including hospitalization, physical therapy, doctor visits and even psychological counseling in order to properly cope with such a traumatic event.
The Burn Injury Lawyers at Zehl & Associates, PC have a reputation for successfully representing victims of serious burn injuries across the United States.
Our experience, resources, and unparalleled commitment have enabled our Burn & Explosion Lawyers to win over $750 million in settlements and verdicts for clients across Texas and the Country, including 2 of the largest verdicts and 2 of the largest settlements in Texas between 2014 and 2016.
It’s because of this experience that our Burn Injury Attorneys have been hired in connection with 6 of the largest Workplace Explosions in recent history:
- BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion;
- Williams Geismar Explosion;
- Williams Gibson Explosion;
- Imperial Sugar Refinery Explosion;
- International Paper Explosion; and
- BP Texas City Explosion.
Our burn injury law firm is also one of the first in the country to successfully represent clients who were burned from lasers and laser skin treatment.
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Our Burn Lawyers have Won Over $750 Million for explosion and burn injury victims across the United States, are undefeated at trial, and have consistently recovered the largest verdicts and settlements against the biggest oil and gas, petrochemical and transportation companies in the World.
Burn Injury Facts
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in association with the United States Fire Administration:
- Around one million burn injuries occur per year in the United States;
- These burns result in approximately 7,000 deaths per year;
- Approximately 25,000 people are burned specifically by fire each year; and
- These burns result in approximately 4,400 deaths per year.
Common Types of Burn Injuries
- Workplace Explosions – The negligent operation or maintenance of equipment on the job site can lead to massive explosions causing serious burns and other injuries.
- Electrical Burns – Exposure to high-voltage electricity can result in severe burns where the electricity contacts and exits the body. A powerful enough shock can even cause cardiac arrest.
- Thermal Burns – Direct exposure to open flame, boiling liquids, steam or hot surfaces can result in serious burns.
- Chemical Burns – Corrosive chemicals, including both acids and bases, are found in many places including factories, manufacturing plants, laboratories and even homes. These caustic chemicals can be extremely damaging to human skin resulting in severe burns.
- Radiation Burns – Exposure to X-ray radiation or even ultraviolet lights from tanning beds can result in serious burn injuries.
How Severe is My Burn?
- First Degree (Superficial Thickness) – A first degree burn indicates that only the upper-most layer of skin, known as the epidermis, was burned. These burns are similar to sunburns in that the skin will be red but will momentarily turn white when pressure is applied to it. First degree burns rarely require serious medical attention and typically heal by themselves in a few days.
- Second Degree (Partial Thickness – Superficial) – A second degree burn indicates that both the top layer of skin, the epidermis, as well as the second layer of skin, the dermis, have been burned. These burns often lead to blistering and will appear dry with a whitish coloring. Depending upon the depth of the burn, a skin graft may be necessary.
- Third Degree (Partial Thickness – Deep) – A third degree burn indicates serious damage to both the top layer of skin, the epidermis, and the second layer of skin, the dermis. These severe burns appear dry with a dark brown appearance, similar to leather. Skin grafting will most likely be required.
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Severe burn injuries can take a devastating toll on you and your family. You could be left with permanent physical as well as mental disabilities including scarring, disfigurement, loss of limb, nerve damage, respiratory damage, nightmares and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These disabilities will undoubtedly require extensive medical treatment including hospitalization, physical therapy and psychological counseling. The costs associated with this treatment can be difficult to estimate. Only an experienced burn injury attorney can properly estimate the amount of money you will need in order to live your life as comfortably as possible. Do not allow yourself to be short-changed.
Contact the experienced burn injury lawyers at Zehl & Associates, PC for a free consultation today by clicking here or calling 1-888-603-3636.
Burn Injury FAQ Videos
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