A serious burn injury isn’t only painful, it leaves the burn victim with life-long disfiguring physical and emotional scars. Medical treatments for serious burns, such as skin grafts and reconstructive surgery, can be time-consuming and expensive.

If your burn injury happened at work or in an accident that was the fault of someone else, you shouldn’t be left to pay the costs.

At Hernandez Sunosky, LLP our top-rated Houston, TX Burn Injury Lawyers help burn victims achieve full financial compensation for their medical bills, lost income, pain, and suffering, and disfigurement.

What Can Cause A Burn Injury?

A number of different types of accidents can lead to burn injuries. Certain jobs can place a worker at a higher risk for burn injuries because of certain machinery and chemicals. A serious car accident can lead to burn injuries. The common causes of burns are:

  • Fire
  • Explosions
  • Hot liquid
  • Steam
  • Chemicals
  • Electrical Fires
  • Radiation

What Type Of Burns Can People Sustain?

There are three primary types of burns: first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree. Each degree is based on the severity of damage to the skin:

  • First-Degree Burns

This level of burn is the least severe and causes minimal skin damage.  First-degree burns are often called “superficial burns” because they affect the outermost layer of skin.  Common first-degree burns result from sunburns and hot liquid burns.

  • Second-Degree Burns

This level of burn is more serious because the skin and the layer beneath are burned.  Blisters often form and the skin is red and sore.  Common second-degree burns can result from scalding liquids, heated metals, and fire. 

  • Third-Degree Burns

This level of burn is the most severe because it extends through every layer of skin.   Third-degree burns are often the result of exposure to fire, steam, scalding liquids, chemicals, or electricity. Third-degree burn victims often need multiple skin grafts to repair the damage. 

Let A Houston, TX Burn Injury Lawyer Help You.

Burns are serious injuries. It can cause excruciating pain, extensive physical scarring, and emotional distress.  In many cases, burns can lead to infection and death.  If you’ve suffered a burn injury in any accident, contact Hernandez Sunosky, LLP to understand your legal rights.  We don’t charge for an evaluation of your legal claim.