Burn & Fire Injuries

Each year in the United States there are 1.1 million burn injuries that require immediate medical attention - 50,000 of those require hospitalization and nearly 5,000 people die from those injuries. These injuries can leave permanent damage, disabilities and emotional and physical scars, and the possibility of infection and death. Burn injuries can result from a variety activities and sources, at home or on the job.

Burn or fire related injuries can result from:

  • Electrical Burns
    • High voltage wires, electrical outlets, damaged electrical cords
  • Flammable Clothing
    • Sleepwear, nylon, synthetic materials
  • Gasoline Spills
    • At the workplace, at home, at the gas station
  • Defective Products
    • Fireworks, fireplaces, explosions
  • Fume Ignition
    • Gas stations, refineries, oil derricks
  • Chemical Burns
    • Industrial accidents, acids & bases, solvents
  • Smoke/Heat Inhalation
    • Poor ventilation, steam, toxic fumes
  • Motor Vehicle Fires
    • Head-on vehicle accidents, trucking accidents
  • Work Related Accident
    • Premises defect, negligence or dangerous working conditions

Burns and fire relation injuries can be complicated and painful; they affect not only the skin and muscles, but also nerves, blood vessels, and bone. Burns also affect body temperature regulation, bodily function, dexterity, physical appearance and psychological stability. A severe burn injury may have far-reaching consequences in terms of emotional and psychological damage, causing damage that may last for years. Children and senior citizens are the greatest risk from this type of injury as they can have impaired capacity for healing. Recovery is often slow, painful and expensive.

If you or someone you know has been hurt because of the negligence of another party, contact the Bates Law Firm in San Antonio, Texas for your free consultation, where the safety of you and your loved ones comes first. Contact San Antonio personal injury attorney, Harry Bates, at 210-226-3777, toll free at 877-716-3777, or email us online.