Danville Burn Injuries Lawyers
You may not realize that the skin is the largest organ of the body. It is in charge of protecting the more sensitive internal organs, as well as serving as a source of nerve endings for sensing hot and cold, cooling the rest of your body through sweat glands, and regulating your body temperature, among other things. Thus, when the skin is damaged by burns, it can result in serious injury to your body.
You can suffer from burns due to faulty products, workplace injuries, and many other circumstances caused by the negligence of others. If this describes an accident that has happened to you, resulting harmful burns to your body, contact an experienced Danville burn injury attorney of Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 443-4343 to discuss the facts of your case.
Sources of Burn Injuries
Burns to your body can come from either a source of electricity, heat, or flame. When you are shocked with electricity, the charges can leave a severe burn at both the point of entry as well as exit. Extremely hot objects such as steam and certain tools can also cause burns. Lastly, fire itself can leave your skin and underlying tissue charred and damaged.
Degrees of Burn Damage
Burns are divided into three different levels that reflect the amount of harm they inflict. First-degree burns only affect the uppermost layer of skin and often cause redness and slight pain. Second-degree burns extend through both layers of the skin and cause blistering and loss of skin function. Third-degree burns result in nerve death and can reach all the way into the underlying muscles and bone.
While first-degree burns often heal in a few days, second and third-degree burns can take months or even years to fully heal.
When burns are severe, they can interfere with your ability to participate in your normal lifestyle. This means that you may be stuck in the hospital and at risk for infections as your skin slowly heals. You may not be able to work or relax with your loved ones. Do not go it alone. With the help of an experienced attorney, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills and other related expenses.
If another party’s negligent act has caused you to suffer from a burn injury, contact the Danville burn injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 443-4343 to learn more about your legal options.