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Richmond Burn Injury Lawyers

At Latham & Martin, we understand the devastating impact that burn injuries can have on the lives of victims and their families. Significant compensation is often required to help burn victims recover from their injuries to the fullest extent possible and live their best quality of life after a tragic and traumatic incident. Our dedicated team of personal injury attorneys in Richmond, Virginia, is committed to providing compassionate and robust legal support to those affected by burn injuries. Contact our dedicated Richmond burn injury lawyers for a no-cost consultation to find out how we can help.

Types and Causes of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are damage to the skin or other body parts caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. They can range in severity from mild sunburn to life-threatening third or fourth-degree burns. The classification of burn injury degrees is as follows:

  1. First-Degree Burns: These burns affect only the outermost layer of skin (the epidermis) and usually result in redness, pain and minimal swelling.
  2. Second-Degree Burns: Affecting both the epidermis and the dermis underneath, these burns may cause blisters, swelling, and pain.
  3. Third-Degree Burns: These burns damage all three layers of the skin – the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis or subcutaneous fat layer – and may even affect underlying tissues, leading to permanent scars.
  4. Fourth-Degree Burns: These are the most severe type and can involve damage to bones, muscles, and tendons.

The most common causes of burn injuries include:

  • Household Accidents: Such as cooking equipment or electrical faults
  • Workplace Incidents: Including chemical exposure or machinery malfunctions, fires and explosions, and exposed wiring
  • Vehicle Accidents: Collisions or crashes leading to fires, explosions or contact with burning liquids and metal parts
  • Medical Malpractice: Errors during medical procedures using lasers or radiation

How Latham & Martin Helps Burn Injury Victims in Richmond

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, our experienced Richmond personal injury lawyers are ready to help. We offer a free legal consultation, during which our legal team will provide a thorough assessment of your case, helping you understand the legal options available to you. We meticulously gather evidence, including medical records and eyewitness accounts, to build a strong case that proves the responsible party’s negligence and liability to you for the full extent of the injuries you’ve suffered. Our attorneys will negotiate with insurance companies or responsible parties to ensure you receive fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering. And if necessary, we are prepared to take your case to court to advocate for your rights and obtain the justice you deserve.

Contact Latham & Martin Today

Burn injuries can lead to overwhelming medical bills, lost income, and lasting emotional trauma. At Latham & Martin, our dedicated Richmond personal injury attorneys are committed to easing this burden by providing comprehensive legal support tailored to your unique situation. Reach out to us today at 804-821-0090 for a free consultation. Let us stand by your side and guide you through the complex legal landscape, ensuring that you receive the compensation you need to focus on healing and rebuilding your life.

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