Burn injuries can be some of the most painful injuries from which a person can suffer. Burn injuries usually affect the skin, but on rare occasion deeper tissues such as muscle, bone, and blood vessels can be injured. Burn injuries can also cause severe scarring and disfigurement that may last a lifetime. If you or a family member has suffered serious burn injuries as a result of another’s negligence, contact a Chicago attorney who has expertise in personal injury cases.
Burn Injuries Lawyer Serving the Greater Chicago Area
At Zayed Law Offices our burn injury attorneys handle catastrophic injury cases in Chicago and throughout Illinois, including,
- Explosion injury
- Electrical burn injury
- Thermal burn injury
- Chemical burn injury
- Scalding injury
Tradition has categorized the damage of burns based upon degrees, first through third, third being the most severe. However, current medicine categorizes burns based on the actual layer of skin that is damaged:
- Superficial thickness
- Partial thickness-superficial
- Partial thickness-deep
- Full thickness
The actual damage caused by serious burns varies on a person to person basis. Factors include: age of the victim, size of the burn (usually assessed in terms of total body surface area (TBSA)), depth of the burn, and the location of the burn.
In the event of a serious burn injury, you or your loved one may require an extended hospital stay, skin grafts, and amputation. You may be left with chronic pain or dysfunction. A Chicago burn injury attorney at Zayed Law Offices will be able to identify the cause of your injuries, assess the extent of your injuries, and pursue the compensation necessary for you to recover.
Whether you or your loved one were burned as a result of a truck accident, a car accident, unsafe premises, a faulty product, or a construction accident, an attorney at Zayed Law Offices will be able to provide a solution. We provide premier representation to those suffering from catastrophic injuries. You will work personally with a personal injury attorney who will be able to pave the path to a meaningful recovery in the aftermath of a serious burn injury. Depending on the details of your burn injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Reconstructive surgery
- Lost wages
- Future loss of income
- Pain and suffering