Ehline Law Firm PC attorneys know that burn injuries are in a league all their own. And we should. After all, with millions of dollars won in verdicts and settlements, we have earned industry wide recognition, and numerous awards for assisting those harmed by negligence. Our members of the Bar have extensive knowledge of how to help those poor souls get compensated on a no win no fee basis, if they were scorched by the heat or fire of an unforeseen and avoidable event. This means we don’t get paid unless a victim gets paid.
Burns are incredibly painful, can melt your skin and can torture and traumatize a victim for life. They are also known to leave permanent mental harm, as well as ugly physical scars in their wake. Bad scars can literally suffocate your skin by not allowing the casualty’s natural cooling system (perspiration), to work properly. Particularly ugly burns can make a person appear to be a “monster” in social settings. They can severely hurt a person’s self worth and self image. We are the masters of these disasters and are highly qualified to assist victims of these unfortunate happenstances.
Legal Services for Burn Victims
Need burn injury attorneys in West Los Angeles, or other major California city such as Santa Ana, CA? If you can’t locate an aggressive pro, your not alone. Finding an excellent attorney for shocking wounds is always a difficult task. Burn injuries are now at epidemic levels in North America, and are a major health care obstacle, more serious than other major epidemics. We know our medicine and our proven track record of success in and out of court, is there for the world to see.
These cases are recognized by medical professionals and most doctors as a major problem because of its lifelong emotional and physical effects. Our Los Angeles burn injury lawyers will help assist you in finding a good surgeon or physician for treating a burn injury, as part of our case management process.
Finding the right treatment and going through rehab, is no walk in the park. We work with only the best burn physician specialists, in our quest to help make you whole. You know when you retain our firm, that your getting holistic, top notch assistance for your tragic circumstance.
In the 50′s there were fewer than ten (10) hospitals in the United States specializing in these types of injuries. Recently, there have been major advancements in comprehending the problems associated with burn injury and there are now approximately two hundred (200) burn care centers in the United States. Our burn injury lawyer could help you find an experienced medical professional, to help you get the best medical treatment for your scaring, melted skin, nerve damage and even inability to sweat. We are also highly experienced in recovering money damages for the broken, disfigured, nerve damaged victim.
Burn injury accident statistics prove at least fifty percent of all burn injury is preventable. One of every thirteen building fire deaths in the United States was caused or created by a child. Children playing with fire/matches, and the resulting fire, as an example, account for more than one-third of preschool children fatalities.
The following information is for your burn injury education:
In the United States, approximately two point four million burns are reported and compiled every year. Approximately 650,000 burn injuries are treated by hospital; 75,000 humans are hospitalized. Of those burn victims hospitalized, 20,000 have major damages involving at least 25% of their total body areas. Between 8,000 and 12,000 of patients with burn burn injury die, and approximately one million will incur significant or permanent disabilities resulting from his or her burn injury. (Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation, May/June 1992)
(Note: These statistics are for the United States only and only consider burn injury that is actually reported by hospitals and burn victims. Many burns, for which people seek relief, go un-reported, such as sunburn injury, scalds from a caustic liquid, match and lighter burns, curling iron burns, from coffee, tea, and clothing irons, etc.)
- Children, newborn to approximately two years of age, are often admitted to the hospital for emergency burns. The kitchen is the most common area in the U.S. dwelling house where burn injuries occur for children newborn to four. The next most common burn injury location is in the bathroom.
- Burn Injury is close to car collisions as the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Published the Following Statistics for 1992:
41,000 heat burn injuries culminated in about four lost days of employment work per person. The most recent figures are: 16,500 retail burns; 9,500 manufacturing job burn injuries; 8,600 service industry burn injuries (such as food service).
- 15,700 significant chemical burns culminated in about two lost days of work per person. Those averages are: 5,800 manufacturing burn injuries (such as chemical producers); 3,200 service industry burns; 2,600 retail industry burns and burn injuries.
- People ages five to seventy four, get most burn injuries outside the home, with the next most common burn injury area being the kitchen area.
- From ages 75 and above, a kitchen burn in the home is the most common area for this type of injury to occur. Outdoor fire accidents are the next most common locations to get fried or scalded.
- Burns and and fires are the most common causes of accidental types of death in the U.S. home for children fourteen years of age and under and the third leading cause of accidental death entirely, for adults.
- Scalds are the major nexus of burn injury death in the home for children from birth to age four and are forty percent of the burn injuries for children up to age 14.
- The U.S. National Burn Information Exchange claims that people older than sixty have an increased risk of burn injury. Their burn risk is higher than any other time since youth. Their average burn is more significant than for any other burn victim age group.
- The most typical burns for older adults, are from flame or scalding, lighting trash fires or a furnace, explosives, bathing or falling asleep while smoking.
- The U.S. National Fire Protection Agency claims that the one age class more likely than not to be killed in a house fire is seventy five years and above. High-voltage electric injuries account for approximately 3% of hospital admissions for burn injuries.
- Burn injury is one of the most expensive catastrophic injuries to treat. For example, a burn of 30% of total body area can cost more than $200,000 in initial hospital bills. For extensive burn injury, there are additional significant costs which will include costs for repeat admission for reconstruction and for rehabilitation.
If you, a family member, or someone you know have sustained a serious injury, lost elasticity in their skin, are unable to grow new skin, touch sensitivity, are now overly sensitive to heat, cold or sunlight, and you want to determine whether you have a lawsuit and/or a Worker’s Compensation claim (cooks, gas station attendants, lack of a proper fire escape or extinguishers, etc.), please contact the experienced Ehline Law Firm PC. We are here to fill the victim’s needs in recovering financial remuneration.
Learn how to identify high-risk burn situations by reading the Burn injury statistics. We have all seen the burn injury pictures and they are gruesome. They require medical and legal help in most cases. Be prepared know the attorney locations for advocates who take burn and disfigurement cases. Ehline Law Firm PC litigates all types of these claims, from a minor scald, to a fatal loss.
If your in an emergency and you can’t get to a doctor, read above about burn injury treatment. Legal help is only a phone call or e-mail away. Call the emergency center toll Free Hotline at 888-400-9721.
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