Los Angeles Burn Injury Lawyers
Burn injuries are among the most traumatic and severe types of injuries, often requiring long-term treatment and rehabilitation. For over 15 years, the personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Sef Krell have helped burn injury victims and their families recover compensation for their injuries, including the cost of current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the cost of rehabilitation.
Common Causes of Burns
Burn injuries can occur anywhere, at any time. They often occur in industrial or workplace settings, including factories and construction sites. Burn injuries also frequently occur in vehicle accidents. Common causes include:
- Auto and Truck Accidents – Burn injuries often arise in auto or truck accidents. The impact with another vehicle or object can cause a gas explosion, putting a driver or passenger at great risk of a burn injury.
- Workplace Accidents – Electrical, chemical and thermal burns often occur in workplace explosions or accidents. Electrical burns are often caused by contact with electrical sources, such as uncovered outlets, exposed wiring or exposure to high voltage electricity, and can result in severe fourth degree burns or death due to cardiac arrest. Chemical burns can be caused by exposure to industrial or household chemicals in liquid, solid or gas form, such as acids and alkaloids, and can dissolve skin on contact, resulting in severe, disfiguring burns. Thermal or heat burns may result from a workplace explosion or exposure to fire, steam, hot objects or hot liquids.
- Structure Fires – Residential and commercial fires can result in burns or smoke inhalation injuries.
- Motorcycle Accidents – Bike accidents often result in friction burns, which are a combination of a scrape and heat burn, often caused by contact with a hard surface, such as a roadway or pavement.
Burn injury victims are particularly vulnerable to the risk of further complications, including the risk of infection, hypothermia, dehydration, permanent organ damage, and scarring. Smoke inhalation injuries can cause inflammation and scarring of the lung tissues, as well as asphyxiation and death. In addition, burn victims often suffer from extreme emotional trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder.
Care and Treatment of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are especially costly in terms of medical treatment, due to the extensive nature of the injury and amount of rehabilitative treatment required. It is important to seek immediate medical attention in order to minimize the impact of a burn injury. It is not uncommon for victims of severe burn injury to require up to a year of hospitalization, followed by years of further treatment, multiple reconstructive surgeries, and psychological counseling. Burn injury victims are also likely to miss significant time away from work and may be unable to return to their jobs. At the Law Offices of Sef Krell, we understand the financial challenges burn victims must face, and we work tirelessly to ensure you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Experienced Los Angeles Burn Injury Lawyers Ready to Help You
If you or your loved one has suffered a serious burn injury, contact the Law Offices of Sef Krell for immediate advice and assistance. From our offices in Encino, we represent clients in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County, and throughout Southern California. Call or e-mail us today and let us help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.