Burn injuries sustained from a fire can be severe and have long-lasting effects on a person’s quality of life. Unfortunately, burn injuries from fires, especially those in buildings, are sadly common. According to the United States Fire Administration, 13, 900 people suffered from injuries due to residential building fires in 2011 alone. After a traumatic injury, victims of burn injuries can be faced with medical bills, loss of income, and other debilitating consequences. When a person sustains an injury because of someone else’s fault, victims are entitled to receive compensation for their injuries and other hardships stemming from the accident.
It was recently reported that a fire in the Comfort Inn located in Fond Du Lac forced the hotel to close. Apparently, the fire started outside of the hotel near the door around 9:15 a.m. The cause of the fire is still unknown and fire investigators were called on-scene to investigate. The hotel staff quickly evacuated all of the hotel guests, although two guests sustained injuries. The hotel was completely booked and all 78 rooms were occupied because of the Rock USA festival in Oshkosh. Fire departments from neighboring towns were called on-scene for additional help. Luckily the firefighters were able to put out the fire swiftly, otherwise more people could have been injured. If the fire was caused because of the hotel’s negligence, those who sustained injuries may be able to receive compensation for their injuries.
Burns are typically classified into three types (although a fourth degree is sometimes accepted): first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree burns. First-degree burns damage the outer layer of skin and can be very painful. Second-degree burns are thicker and result in blisters and can take several weeks to heal. Third-degree burns damage all layers of the skin and destroy tissue completely. Even though they are the most severe type of burn, they can sometimes result in minimal pain because the skin and nerves are completely damaged.
Types of Burns
Fires are not the only cause of burn injuries. Chemical burns and electrical burns are also prevalent. People who sustain a chemical burn should seek medical attention right away because it could affect internal organs, and the injuries will not always show on the skin.
Contact a Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one have sustained burn injuries from a fire or electrical accident in Wisconsin and suspect that it was due to someone else’s negligence, first seek medical attention and then contact one of our experienced Appleton burn injury lawyers at [[title]] Our legal team will thoroughly investigate your claim and will work diligently to represent your interests. We can help you receive the compensation you deserve while you focus on recovering from your injuries.