Burn Injuries and Electrocution2024-05-01T21:18:25+00:00

Legal Help for Burn and Electrocution Victims in Northeast Wisconsin

Dedicated Representation for Burn Injury and Electrocution Cases

At Herrling Clark, we recognize the profound impact that burn injuries and electrocutions can have on individuals and their families. These catastrophic events can shatter lives in an instant, leaving lasting physical, emotional and financial scars.

If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in wrongful death as a result of a burn injury or electrocution, don’t face the aftermath alone – contact Herrling Clark. Our burn and electrocution injury attorneys will aggressively pursue your claim and work hard to recover maximum compensation for your injury.

Understanding Burn Injuries and Electrocution Injuries

Burn injuries and electrocution injuries can result in devastating consequences, ranging from physical pain and suffering to long-term disabilities and emotional trauma, and even death. It’s crucial to understand the causes and types of these injuries to seek legal recourse from experienced burn and electrocution injury attorneys when necessary.

Burn injuries can occur in various ways, including:

  • Thermal burns from fires, hot surfaces, or steam
  • Chemical burns from exposure to corrosive substances
  • Electrical burns from contact with currents from an electrical accident

Electrocutions typically involve the following:

  • Contact with exposed wiring or faulty electrical equipment
  • Failure to adhere to safety protocols and standards
  • Negligence on the part of property owners, employers, or product manufacturers

Types of Burn Injuries and Electrocution

Burn injuries vary in severity and can be categorized into different types depending on the depth and extent of tissue damage:

First-degree burns: These affect only the outer layer of skin, causing redness, minor swelling, and pain. They typically heal within a few days and often don’t require medical attention.

Second-degree burns: These penetrate the outer layer of skin and the layer beneath, causing blisters, severe pain, and swelling. They may require medical treatment to prevent infection and scarring.

Third-degree burns: These are the most severe and penetrate all layers of the skin, causing charred skin, numbness, and potentially life-threatening complications. Third-degree burns often require extensive medical treatment, including skin grafts and surgery.

Electrical burns: These occur when an electric current passes through the body, causing internal tissue damage. Electrical burns can be deceiving as the external injury may appear minor, but there could be severe internal damage.

Chemical burns: These result from exposure to corrosive substances such as acids or alkalis, causing tissue damage and potentially serious complications.

The Severity of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are among the most painful injuries one can experience. Burns cause damage to the nerves, resulting in intense levels of pain. Severe burns can cause a host of other health problems. Permanent damage to muscles, tissues, nerves, respiratory system and bones is possible.

Most severe burn victims require extensive hospitalization and rehabilitation, and many third-degree burns require skin grafting. Without the protective layer of skin to keep out bacteria, burn victims are prone to infections that can quickly spread throughout their bodies, leading to fatal outcomes.

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