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Burns are among the most painful and disfiguring injuries a person can suffer. They are also among the most expensive and difficult to treat. Victims of serious burn injuries in Orlando can anticipate a long road to recovery.
Fortunately, there is some hope. New methods of treating these types of injuries, as well as the pain, disfigurement, and disability that can accompany them, are emerging every day.
This is why if you or a loved one suffered a burn injury due to the negligence of another, an experienced Orlando burn injury lawyer may be able to help you recover the financial compensation you need to take advantage of ground-breaking treatments and maintain your quality of life to the highest level possible.
At Morgan & Morgan, our experienced team of Orlando personal injury attorneys has had great success recovering settlements and judgments for burn victims, enabling them to maintain a high quality of life in spite of their injuries and losses.
To learn more, contact us and fill out our free, no risk case evaluation form.
Causes of Burn Injuries in Florida
According to the American Burn Association, exposure to fire and scald injuries from hot water or steam account for more than 75 percent of burn injuries.
While burn injuries from chemical exposure and electrocution are less common, these types can also be particularly severe. Nearly three quarters of burn injuries occur in the home and can be caused by faulty wiring or defective products such as heaters or other appliances.
Outside the home, burn injuries can frequently occur on the job, where improperly labeled chemicals or negligently guarded electrical lines can expose Orlando workers to unnecessary hazards.
While Florida workers do receive some protection under the Workers Compensation Law, the benefits available from an injured worker’s employer may not be sufficient in cases of severe burn injuries.
In these cases, individuals who suffer chemical burns or electrocution on the job may be able to look to a third party other than their employer, such as a subcontractor, property owner, or equipment manufacturer, to recover fair compensation above what the Workers Compensation Law provides.
The Impact of Serious Burn Injuries
Minor to moderate burns can cause painful blisters, long-term to permanent scarring, and may leave the victim more at risk for infection during the healing process. More severe burns can cause permanent nerve damage, including loss of sensation and dexterity, may require extensive skin grafts, and may even necessitate amputation.
Burns to the hands in particular can leave the victim permanently disabled, while burns to the face, neck, arms, or legs can lead to a lifetime of embarrassment and disfigurement.
The Florida Burn Injury Attorneys at Morgan & Morgan Can Help
If you suffered a severe burn injury in Florida due to someone else’s carelessness, the burn injury attorneys at Morgan & Morgan may be able to help you recover the compensation you need to take advantage of the treatments available, provide for your family in spite of disability, and elevate your quality of life to the highest level possible in spite of your injuries.
Call our Orlando burn injury law firm today at (407) 420-1414 or contact us online to have your case evaluated by an experienced attorney free of charge and with no obligation.