Fresno Burn Injury Attorney
Common Areas in Fresno Where You Can Sustain a Burn InjuryBurn injuries may vary depending on how severe the skin was damaged by a hot liquid or object. Oftentimes, medical treatment may be needed to heal a burn injury. Procedures are quite costly and could put a patient in financial burden. Furthermore, the aftermath of recovering from a burn injury could mentally impact the patient as they are likely to endure pain and psychological scarring. Burn injuries may occur unintentionally, especially when hot foods are being cooked. However, there have been cases where a burn injury has occurred due to malicious intentions. If your burn injury was caused by a negligent party, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim against them. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, our Fresno burn injury attorneys are available 24/7 to offer legal assistance. With our track record of recovering more than $1 billion in settlements for our clients, we are confident that we will deliver a good outcome to your case. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at our Fresno personal injury law firm, contact us by calling (559) 272-9881 or emailing [email protected]. Places You Could Get Burned Tanning Salons are one of the most common cases where a burn injury has occurred. Many people want to achieve the goal of having perfectly golden skin, however, they are not aware of the serious health conditions that may arise. It has been reported that tanning beds have caused over 170,000 cases of skin cancer a year. About 80 percent of these injuries were deep or severe burns. Melanoma has also been linked to tanning beds. Hair salons have been known to cause burn injuries, as well. Based on past reports, hair salon clients have issued complaints to hair stylists over getting burn injuries from blow dryers or strong chemicals used for hair dye. Stylists, or the company, could face legal repercussions if the injured client is able to provide enough evidence to prove that negligence was involved. It comes to no surprise that restaurants have been another common location where people have experienced burn injuries. Restaurants typically use hot tools and liquids to make dishes, which could result in an employee or customer sustaining a burn injury. If an employee is burned while on the job and needs medical attention, they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. When it comes to a customer, an employee is required to give them a proper warning about any hot foods or liquids that are being served to them. Failure to do so could likely result in a lawsuit if the customer is seriously burned. Other workplaces where employees can be at high risk of sustaining burn injuries include construction sites (construction workers) and areas where flames are spreading (firefighters). Burns at work should be covered by your employer’s insurance policy. The last location where a burn injury may occur is in your own home, specifically in the kitchen. Most accidents happen from cooking, such as spilling hot liquids or touching a hot item. Others may occur from using skin products that could result in a chemical burn. Electrical burns from power outlets are also likely to take place at home. Usually, these types of burn injury cases are covered by either homeowners insurance or your own personal health insurance. Treating a Burn Injury Burn injury treatments may vary depending on how severe the impact is to the skin. For minor injuries, it is usually suggested for victims to do the following:
- Apply a bandage or gauze over the wounded area. Do not apply any fluffy cotton. Make sure it is wrapped loosely around the injured area. This will protect you from infections.
- Take a pain reliever. Advil, Aleve, or Tylenol can be used to reduce pain.
- Apply cool water onto the wound. Avoid placing ice over it as it can result in more tissue damage.
- Apply lotion or ointment onto the wound. Aloe vera has been commonly used to soothe a burn injury. It may also give you pain relief.
- Surgical Procedure. The doctor will likely suggest going through with a procedure called skin graft. This process involves removing a patch of skin from one area of the body and attaching it onto another area.
- IV. You may be told to get an IV done to avoid organ failure or dehydration.
- Tetanus Shot. If you are suffering from a superficial partial-thickness or deeper burn, you may need to get a tetanus shot.
- Pain and Anxiety Medication. Based on the severity of the burn, you may likely be given morphine to deal with the intense pain. Anti-anxiety medications may also help you stay calm.
- Feeding Tube. A feeding tube will be inserted through your nose, which will make its way down to your stomach. This method is generally suggested to those who are suffering from severe burns and are in need of acquiring nutritional support.
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