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Burn Injury Attorney In Chicago

Burn injuries are incredibly painful and have the potential to cause permanent damage and medical complications. A person who suffers any burn injury due to the negligence of another party should speak with an attorney to understand their legal options and possible financial recovery.

After a burn injury due to negligence, call Clifford Law Offices in Chicago. We are a nationally recognized law firm with more than 30 years of experience helping our clients recover from damages, including burn injuries. We have won more than $3 billion on behalf of our clients since 1984.

Types of Burns

There are four major sources of burn injuries, including:

Medical professionals typically diagnose burn injuries based on the size and depth of the injury. A first-degree burn may only affect a small portion of the body and only damage the outermost layer of skin. Some first-degree burns may not require emergency medical treatment, but any that extend over more than 10% of the surface area of the body or affect sensitive areas like the face or genitals require medical attention. A second-degree burn penetrates more deeply and affects more layers of the skin. These injuries may appear as red, swollen, or blistered and generally require medical attention.

Third-degree burns destroy the skin and may appear charred, white, or blackened. A third-degree burn may be relatively painless, as these burns typically destroy the skin’s nerve endings very quickly. Fourth-degree burns are some of the most severe and generally result in an open wound; the burn destroys the skin layers and exposes the underlying muscles, fat, or bone.

Damages Available in Burn Injury Lawsuits

2020-no_1-burn-injury-settlement-il-clifford-lawThe plaintiff in a burn injury lawsuit can secure several types of damages, including:

Legal Help After a Burn Injury

The attorneys at the Clifford Law Offices in Chicago, IL, have more than 30 years of experience handling civil claims for our clients in a variety of practice areas. Over the years, we have helped our clients secure millions in compensation for their civil damages, and we can put our skills, experience, and resources to work in your burn injury lawsuit. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.