Kansas City Burn Injury Attorney

Experiencing a burn injury is a serious, painful, and terrifying experience that could result in a wide range of long-lasting issues. In addition to the emotional and physical suffering associated with a severe burn, it can generate extensive medical expenses, expenses for therapy and/or psychological counseling, thousands of dollars in lost salary or wages, as well as a potential loss of future earning potential, and many other financial issues.

In the US alone, the CDC reports that there are 1.1 million cases of burns every year that require medical attention. Of those, roughly 500,000 are serious enough to require a hospital stay. Severe burn injuries can do damage beyond skin deep, affecting tendons, muscles, and other sub-dermal tissues. These burns can impact your life for months, or even years.

Whether the burn was caused by the negligence of others, a defective product, or a work accident, it is essential to seek the legal aid of a team of Kansas City burn attorneys who can help you recover damages for the personal injury inflicted upon you.

Frequent Causes of Burn Injuries

A burn injury is a painful experience that can take years to heal and leave the victim with lifelong injuries. They can lead to scarring and deformities that can impact a person’s everyday life.

While burns can occur anywhere at any time, the most common causes are:  

• Vehicular accidents—car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian

• Workplace accidents, especially in and around industrial and construction sites

• Chemical burns from exposure to corrosive chemicals or hazardous materials

• Inhalation of toxic fumes or smoke

• Electrical burns

• Exposure to hot liquids and flame

• Household appliances

• Defective equipment or tools

• Fireplaces, firepits and other similar features

Radiation and friction burns can also cause painful physical damage that may not completely heal.

Symptoms of a Burn Injury

A burn injury can be one of the most devastating injuries a person can sustain. Some of the most common causes of a burn injury include defective products, gas explosions, electrocution, work accidents, car accidents and fires, and defective smoke detectors. Generally, burn injuries fall into three categories, including:

First-degree burns: Characterized as a minor burn affecting the outer layer of skin. Some symptoms include mild pain, peeling of skin, and possible discoloration.

Second-degree burns: Both the outer layer and inner layer of skin are affected. As such, this burn can cause the skin to blister and become extremely sore and red.

Third-degree burns: These are the worst burns, causing damage to every layer of the skin, even reaching the bloodstream, major organs, and bones. Depending on the cause, this burn can cause the skin to look waxy and white, charred, dark brown, or raised and leathery.

If the burn is severe, the first step is to seek medical attention immediately and begin your recovery.

Potential Compensation For a Burn Injury

At The Popham Law Firm, our first objective is to gather the necessary materials to present a strong case.  When you work with us, we’ll handle the claim so you can concentrate on recovery.

We gather and secure all relevant evidence from fire department reports, police reports, medical records and other reports from your physician, and any other necessary pieces of evidence. We’ll also retain inspectors, electricians, and accident investigators to help establish both cause and fault in the accident.

As part of our litigation strategy, our aim is to help you recover fair and comprehensive compensation for the injuries you suffered, including:

• Economic damages: Medical expenses, future medical costs, rehabilitation expenses, compensation for the value of lost wages and possible diminished earning capacity.

• Non-economic damages: Compensation for physical pain, mental anguish, and, if applicable, disfigurement.

• Punitive damages: If the injury occurred due to reckless conduct, the court could award punitive damages to punish the wrongdoing and discourage others from acting in such a way.

Why A Kansas City Burn Injury Attorney Is Your Best Option For Compensation

Severe burns can inflict a profound impact on both you and your loved ones, resulting in lasting physical impairments. These injuries often necessitate ongoing, comprehensive medical care and can hinder your ability to earn a livelihood essential for supporting yourself and your family.

Legal provisions offer a means for individuals harmed by someone else's negligence to seek monetary compensation for the suffering and trauma caused by their burns.

Insurance companies are not concerned about your medical care nor your long-term needs. Their objective is to pay you little or nothing to settle your case and close your claim, no matter what they tell you. Rather than speak to them yourself, politely refer these calls, letters, and emails to your attorney at Popham Law. Our burn injury attorney will handle all communications with the insurance companies, their legal team, and anyone else involved.

Popham Law’s personal injury attorneys have years of experience handling burn injury and other claims and ensuring they are done correctly so you can get the compensation you need to heal, recover, and get back to your life.

For the Leading Kansas City Burn Attorneys, Contact The Popham Law Firm

Located in downtown Kansas City, The Popham Law Firm is comprised of some of the leading personal injury attorneys in Missouri. Over the years, our attorneys have represented countless individuals who’ve suffered a burn injury due to the negligence of another. We'll provide personalized one-on-one support, prioritizing your interests in our litigation strategy. Our goal is to secure the financial compensation you deserve through thorough investigation and industry-leading tactics in both negotiations and courtroom proceedings. For a free consultation with the leading Kansas City burn attorneys, contact The Popham Law Firm today at 1-844-243-2288, toll free.

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