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Burn
Injury Lawyer

Severe burn injuries can cause a lifetime of disability and pain, requiring ongoing medical care. When another person’s negligence results in this type of debilitating injury, the burn injury lawyers at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm will help you fight for justice.  The damages in a burn injury case can be substantial. Because of this, you need a burn injury lawyer who has experience handling these types of complex cases. The legal team at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm has the skills, experience, and knowledge to give your case the best chance of success.

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How Can a Burn Injury Attorney Help?

If you were injured in an accident that resulted in severe burns, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our burn injury lawyers can help guide you through every step of the claims process. During this time, you must focus on your recovery and let our legal team handle every aspect of your case. 

Our attorneys can help by:

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Our legal team will go above and beyond to prove your claim and hold the negligent party responsible for the harm you have suffered.

What Are the 4 Levels of Burn Injuries?

The severity of burn injuries is classified into different levels based on the extent of the affected area, as well as the depth of tissue damage. 

The severity of a burn is categorized into four main levels:

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First-Degree Burns

First-degree burns are the least severe burns and affect only the top layer of skin, the epidermis.

Second-Degree Burns

Second-degree burns are divided into subtypes:

Superficial partial-thickness.
Superficial partial-thickness burns affect the epidermis and part of the second layer of skin.

Deep partial-thickness.
Deep partial-thickness burns extend deeper into the second layer of skin.

Third-Degree Burns

Third-degree burns damage both the epidermis and the dermis. These burns extend into deeper tissues, such as bone, muscle, and fat.

Fourth-Degree Burns

This is the most severe level, with damage that extends beyond the skin and deeper into muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. These life-threatening burns require immediate medical treatment. These burns are life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. Extensive surgical intervention and skin grafts are necessary, and severe scarring is expected.

Burns can also be categorized as:

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These classifications are based on the total body surface area that is affected. 
The severity of the burns impacted long-term outcomes and treatment.

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Jose A

Sarah was amazing! I never had to step foot in an office, calls were few, but very precise, informative and momentous in the process. The entire Dominguez team was outstanding, and made my injury claim so stress free. Words cannot describe how grateful I am for them.

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"Estoy muy agradecida por un servicio super profesional y de excelencia, es un equipo de trabajo muy servicial. Quiero reconocer al licenciado Fernando Basilio, por su trabajo de respeto y cortesía ante todo lo relacionado a mi caso. Definitivamente la firma de abogados Ben Dominguez, es "Excelencia y profesionalismo en su trabajo". Gracias!"

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"This was my first accident ever and with that it was a 5 car pile up. I was scared and had no idea what to do. I called Ben's office to get me some help when the insurance was trying to say they didn't know who was at fault and I had to pay out of pocket."

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"I am very pleased with Ben Dominguez Law Firm for how they handled my case. I would recommend this Law Firm to anyone that is in need of a Law Firm. Everything was handled in a timely normal manner and I was pleased with the outcome."

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What is the Standard Treatment for Burn Injuries?

The treatment for burn injuries varies depending on the severity and depth of the burn.
Treatment can include:

What Are the Complications of Burn Injuries?

Burn injuries can lead to various complications, including:

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The risk of complications is higher in deep burns and in cases where medical treatment is delayed.

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What Are the Damages Available to Burn Victims?

If you were involved in an accident or incident that resulted in burns, you may be entitled to the following types of compensation:

Your burn injury lawyer will review your case to determine which types of damages you’re entitled to. They will also work with experts, such as medical professionals, specialists, life care planners, economists, and more, to determine the cost of future medical treatment needs.

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Our goal is to pursue maximum compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.

What Are the Common Causes
of Burn Injuries?

Burn injuries can occur in the workplace, in the home, or as the result of a motor vehicle accident. 
The most common causes of burn injuries include:

Auto accidents

Electrical malfunctions

Chemicals

Building fires

Construction accidents

Defective products

Chemicals

Flammable liquid explosions

Identifying the Common
Causes of Fire Accidents

The common causes of fire accidents include:

01

Electrical Malfunctions

Faulty wiring, overloaded circuits, and electrical appliances can lead to electrical fires. These fires may start in walls, outlets, or electrical appliances.

02

Cooking Incidents

Unattended cooking is a leading cause of residential fires.

03

Heating Equipment

Malfunctioning heating equipment, such as space heaters, furnaces, and fireplaces, can cause fires.

04

Smoking Materials

Discarded cigarettes or smoking materials can ignite fires, especially when disposed of near flammable materials.

05

Flammable Liquids and Gasses

Improper storage or handling of flammable liquids and gasses can result in fires.

06

Appliance Malfunctions

Defective appliances or appliances with worn-out components can lead to fires.

07

Candles

Unattended or improperly placed candles can ignite flammable materials, leading to fires.

08

Children Playing with Fire

Children playing with matches, lighters, or other fire-starting materials can accidentally cause fires.

09

Arson

Arson involves intentionally setting fires.

10

Combustible Dust

In industrial settings, the presence of combustible dust, such as wood or metal dust, can pose a fire hazard.

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Lightning Strikes

Lightning strikes can cause fires, especially in areas with dry conditions.

Contact Us Today!

Burn injuries can result in significant pain and suffering, can prevent you from returning to work, and can impact every aspect of your life. If you were involved in an accident that resulted in burn injuries, the burn injury lawyers at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm are here to help.

Let our legal team handle every aspect of your case, so you can focus on what matters most, your health and moving on with your life. Contact us today to learn more.

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