Burn Injuries

At the Law Offices of Kaplan & Kaplan P.C. our Brooklyn burn injury attorneys know that these types of injuries can be devastating.  In fact, in the U.S. injuries involving burns are among the top five leading causes of accidental death. Whether a hot water burn or one caused by an explosion, electrical accident or industrial accident, the victim may experience extreme pain, permanent scarring or disfigurement, and more.  If you or a loved one have suffered a burn caused by negligence, defective products or an electrical accident, it is important that you seek legal guidance and support right away.

Successful burn injury representation

As burn injury lawyers who have successfully represented clients in the NYC, Bronx, Queens, and Long Island area for decades, we know that the extent to which an individual may be burned can vary widely.  Below is an explanation of first-, second-, and third-degree burns.

degrees of burns illustration

First-degree burn injury

First-degree burns typically affect the surface or top layer of the skin.  An individual who experiences a first-degree burn (such as sunburn) will usually have skin that is sensitive to the touch and red.  This type of burn generally heals on its own within a week’s time.

Second-degree burn injury

Second-degree burns typically affect the surface layer of the skin as well as the underlying layer, and result in not only redness and pain, but blisters and sometimes swelling.  When not attended to properly, this degree of burn can actually become a third-degree burn due to decreased blood flow in the tissues.  In most cases a second-degree burn will heal in about three to four weeks. However, scarring may result.

Third-degree burn injury

Third-degree burns are the most serious of all; all layers of the skin are affected and in some cases the bone, muscle, and nerve structure may also be impacted.  Skin may appear to be white or translucent in appearance, or charred.  Most individuals who experience these types of burn injuries will have severe or extensive scarring. Sometimes these such burns results in raised areas known as Keloid scars.

Automobile Burning

Whether you or a family member have suffered a hot water burn or one caused by live steam, heat, gasoline, a dangerous chemical or fire, it is important that you seek medical attention right away.  As experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyers, we know that the monetary costs associated with these types of burn injuries can be great, particularly when surgery or rehabilitation is required.

Negligence can leave an individual with serious or even life-threatening burn injuries in almost any setting.  Industrial or workplace explosions, an accident at home, a residential or commercial fire, a car accident – there is no end to where or how these situations may occur.  Victims may suffer not only intense physical pain, but emotional trauma as well; permanent scarring or disfigurement can leave someone facing a lifetime of mental anguish.

Dedicated to securing the results burn victims deserve

At the Law Offices of Kaplan & Kaplan P.C. our Brooklyn burn injuries law firm is capable and dedicated to securing the results burn victims deserve for what they have been through.  We will perform an in-depth investigation into your case, review police and fire department reports and all other pertinent records, examine evidence, and do everything possible to vigorously represent you.  Regardless of whether you are the victim of a hot water burn or chemical explosion, you deserve compensation of all costs related to your injuries.  Contact our office today for a free case review by calling our toll free number at (855) 923-1444.

Burn Injury Attorney Serving Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk), Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island and New York City, Westchester and New York State.