Burn Injuries

The Georgia injury lawyers at Finch McCranie, LLP have seen some horrible burn injuries over the years which have resulted from automobile accidents, truck accidents, use of dangerous products and on-the-job accidents. There are few injuries more serious than burns. Burns can all too often be fatal. Even for those who survive, the degree of pain that accompanies a burn is hard to imagine. The debridement of the dead skin, necessary to prevent infection, is one of the most painful treatments in all of medicine. On top of that, burns leave serious scars that last a lifetime and often cause physical restrictions which affect the quality of life.
There are many types of burns, including electrical burns, chemical burns, full thickness burns, inhalation burns and burn caused by fire or scalding liquids. As a former claims supervisor with a major insurance carrier, I recall several terrible workers compensation injuries. One involved an explosion inside the cargo trailer of a tractor-trailer which was caused by a propane powered forklift which was leaking gas. Another case involved a textile mill employee who was scalded to death when he accidently opened a large kettle in which yarn was being dyed. This accident was caused by the failure of a safety device to operate properly. In both cases, the families of the victims collected workers compensation death benefits but also filed wrongful death lawsuits against negligent third parties.
For burn victims, proper and timely medical treatment is important, but so is timely and competent legal representation. The sooner an injury victim has legal representation, the better the odds that his/her rights will be protected.

The Georgia injury lawyers at Finch McCranie, LLP have experience with burns arising from household fires, car accidents, electrical accidents, industrial accidents and gas explosions. If you or a loved one has been injured, call us at (800) 228-9159 to learn about your rights.

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