Burn Injuries

Burn Injuries in Georgia

Severe burn injury and death can occur due to fire, exposure to heat such as steam or boiling water, and exposure to chemicals or radiation. The effects of a burn on children and adults alike can be devastating and even deadly. The Georgia burn injury attorney at Strom Law Firm will protect your rights.

Burn victims may suffer muscle, bone, blood and tissue damage as well as subsequent pain due to injury to nerves. Burns can also be fatal.

Depending upon the severity of the burn as well as the location of the burn, a burn victim may experience a wide number of potentially fatal complications, including shock and respiratory distress.

Burns can also result in severe psychological and emotional distress related to scarring and deformity.

The attorneys at the Strom law firm handle various types of burn injuries and deaths that occur on the job or elsewhere, including:

  • Burns caused by defective products and equipment
  • Chemical burns
  • Burns caused by fire
  • Electrical burns
  • Radiation burns
  • Scalding

Strom lawyers know the workers compensation benefits that apply as well as how to pursue third-party negligence. We can pursue any personal injury claim in or outside of the workplace.

Burns are classified depending upon the severity of the burn as well as the layers of skin damages.

First Degree Burns: usually only effect the outer layer of skin and are limited to redness and minor pain, such as sunburn. First degree burns are treated as a minor burn unless they are extensive.

Second Degree Burns: affect the second layer of skin and often involve blistering; the level of pain will depend upon nerve damage.

Third Degree Burns: The most serious burn injuries.  Third degree burn injury will cause permanent tissue damages as well as major damage and deformity to all layers of the skin.  Third degree burns usually require skin grafts or plastic surgery.  Injured third degree burn victims are typically flown immediately to a local burn center.

Reputable Local Burn Centers include:

Joseph M. Still Burn Center
Located at Doctor’s Hospital
3651 Wheeler Road
Augusta, Georgia 30909

Medical University of South Carolina
Pediatric Burn Center

171 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-3681 (Adult)
(843) 792-3851 (Pediatric)

NC Jaycee Burn Center
UNC Hospitals
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Wake Forest University
Baptist Medical Center Burn Center

Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
(336) 716-2038

If you, your child, or a loved one has been injured or died as a result of a burn, the attorneys at Storm Law Firm can help. Founded by a former U.S. Attorney, our firm knows how to fight for clients.

Contact one of the work injury lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights. (912) 264-6465. You may also reach us by completing the confidential case evaluation form located at the top right of this page.

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