Burns are painful, debilitating, and often permanently scarring injuries. As a burn injury survivor in Denver, Colorado, you may be facing long-term effects, such as disability, disfigurement, lost wages, and ongoing medical costs. If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries through someone else’s careless or reckless actions, contact the Denver burn injury attorneys at Dormer Harpring as soon as possible. We are committed legal advocates for burn victims in Colorado.
Not all burn injuries will make you eligible for financial compensation in Colorado. If you believe that someone else was negligent (careless) and that this caused your burn injury, however, consult with an attorney about a possible personal injury lawsuit. It is especially important to hire a lawyer if you suffered severe burns that will most likely cause scarring, disfigurement, or debilitation. A Denver injury attorney will have the resources and abilities to thoroughly investigate your burn injury, determine fault and negotiate for fair compensation on your behalf.
There are four types of burn injuries based on the cause of the injury, as well as three classifications based on burn severity. Burns can be thermal, chemical, electrical, or from sources of radiation:
The three types of burn severity are first, second, and third-degree burns. First-degree burns are the least severe. They typically do not cause permanent scarring or damage. Second-degree burns are more serious and require professional medical care. They cause blistering and may scar. Third-degree burns are the most severe. Third-degree burns can damage the deeper tissues and muscles, causing permanent disfigurement, debilitation or death.
Most serious burn injuries in Denver are preventable. They stem from careless, reckless or malicious acts. If an employer fails to properly train or prepare employees to handle dangerous materials at work, for example, the employer could be responsible for related burn injuries. Some of the most common causes in Denver include:
If one or more parties had the power to prevent your burn injuries, that party may be liable – legally and financially responsible – for your related losses. Liability for a burn injury in Denver could go to a product manufacturer, property owner, employer, driver, the government or a combination of parties, depending on the case. You may need an attorney’s assistance to determine liability for your burn injury.
At Dormer Harpring, we approach each case as if it is our only case. Our Denver burn injury lawyers will dedicate their personal attention to your case to achieve the best possible outcome. We understand how much you have on the line as a burn injury survivor. We are passionate about pursuing fair and full financial compensation on behalf of our clients. Find out how we can help you and your family after suffering a burn injury in Denver, Colorado. Call (303) 747-4404 or submit our online contact form for a free case evaluation.