New Jersey Burn Injury Attorneys
Burn injuries can be extremely painful and have significant impacts on your life and ability to work. Some burn injuries can be particularly life-altering, leaving scars that can last a lifetime and even causing disfigurement or loss of appendages. Although cosmetic surgeries are available to help burn victims overcome these issues in some cases, most burn cases require victims to wait months or even years before surgery is a feasible option. At Keefe Bartels, we understand the serious impact that a burn injury can have on your life, the emotional trauma that often accompanies this type of injury, and the importance of zealously pursuing your case in order to reach an optimal result on your behalf as quickly as possible.
With our decades of experience, we are ready to aggressively pursue every avenue available to seek fair compensation in your case, whether potential liability rests with an employer, a third party contractor, another party, or some combination of these. If you or a loved one have suffered as the result of a burn injury on the job, you will need a seasoned and knowledgeable plaintiff’s accident lawyer on your side as you face the often murky legal waters of battling to protect your rights in a workplace injury scenario. At Keefe Bartels, we will thoroughly review all elements of your matter in order to carefully and aggressively build your case, always striving toward a favorable outcome. The numerous state and national awards we have collected over the years exemplify the level of service, dedication, and experience that we will put to work handling your accident claim.
Types of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries on the job, as with other burn injuries, are classified into three different categories depending on the severity of the burn, as follows:
- 1st Degree Burns typically injure only the victim’s outer skin layer, the epidermis. This type of burn is characterized by redness, swelling, and pain, but usually heals without medical attention within about one week.
- 2nd Degree Burns go deeper than the epidermis, affecting the second layer of the victim’s skin, the dermis, as well. This type of burn is characterized by redness, swelling, severe pain, and blisters.
- 3rd Degree Burns severely injure both the epidermis and the dermis (the outer two layers of skin), and also affect the third layer of skin, known as subcutaneous skin. This type of burn is characterized by leather-like, white and waxy, charred, brown, or blackened skin in the area of the burn, and can involve severe pain, or nerve damage which may dull the pain. This type of burn can also affect the victim’s circulatory system, pulse, and breathing.
- 4th Degree Burns are similar to third degree burns, but with damage extending deep enough to affect bones and tendons.
Some potential causes of burn injuries on the job include the following:
- Scalding caused by boiling liquids or other hot liquids
- Electrical burns
- Chemical burns
- Open flames
Smoke inhalation or heat inhalation injuries can also result from on the job conditions, and may cause symptoms like difficulty breathing, fainting, and burns around the victim’s face or neck.
Our seasoned attorneys have decades of experience representing on-the-job burn victims, and our aggressive, compassionate team of plaintiff’s attorneys at Keefe Bartels will provide personal attention to your case, handling all of the legal details while you and your loved ones focus on recovering from these serious injuries.
If you or a loved one suffered from a burn injury or any type of workplace accident, it is essential to have the right attorney on your side. We urge you to contact us as soon as possible so that we can help you better understand your rights and begin building a strong case on your behalf. Call us at 877-ATTY-247 or email us today your free consultation!