Experienced Burn Injury Lawyers Serving the Hudson Valley
One of the most painful forms of injury is that of a serious burn. Burn injuries are not only excruciating, but they can result from traumatic events and lead to dire health consequences. If you have been the victim of a burn injury in New York, seek help in navigating the world of insurance claims and lawsuits by contacting the knowledgeable catastrophic accident and injury lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello to assist you with your claims.
Burn injuries can lead to more serious infections and result in limited mobility
The severity of a burn is categorized based on the number of layers of skin that have been destroyed by the burn—either one layer, for a first degree burn; two layers, for a second degree burn; and all layers, for a third degree burn. When skin is destroyed, the body becomes much more vulnerable to infection, including staph and other bacterial infections, and even sepsis, which can be a fatal condition affecting the victim’s heart. Burns can cause nerve and muscular damage, which, depending on the injured area, can make it difficult for victims to return to their previous line of work.
Burns may necessitate reconstructive plastic surgery, skin grafts
Some burns can be so severe that skin over a large area can become completely destroyed, requiring the replacement of the skin through grafts. Such procedures can require a great deal of time and repeated surgeries and treatments, resulting in high medical costs. Additionally, for burns occurring to the face or other highly visible areas, extensive plastic surgery may be required to restore the victim’s previous appearance.
Common causes of serious burn injuries include:
- Car and truck accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Burst or defective water heaters
- Chemical burns
- Defective or negligent electrical wiring in the home
- Industrial accidents
Seek Help from Strong and Successful New York Burn Injury Attorneys
Don’t try to fight for compensation for your burn injuries alone. If you’ve been seriously injured in a New York accident, seek experienced and compassionate legal help to pursue your claim for damages so that you can dedicate your full energy to getting better. For legal assistance with your burn injury claims in the Hudson Valley, contact the knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello for a free consultation, at their conveniently-located offices in Marlboro at 845-236-4411 or Kingston at 845-331-4100.