I am so sorry to hear about your burn. Burns can be one of the most traumatic types of injuries. Not only are they incredibly painful, they also leave physical and emotional scars that can impact the victim’s quality of life. It is possible for victims to recover compensation for their injuries if the burn is the result of a workplace accident, poor product design, or premises liability.
Burns are some of the most painful types of injuries because the skin’s surface contains a high density of nerves. Burn victims may require skin grafts and cosmetic surgery which can also be very painful. They can also make an emotional impact on victims.
There are a number of common causes of fires. First, many fires that cause injuries occur in apartment buildings. Unfortunately, even if you are responsible, you can suffer consequences from fires because of the actions of your landlord or your neighbors. It’s the duty of property owners and managers to take reasonable actions to reduce the risk of a fire and to keep their buildings up to code.
Another common cause of fires is accidents at work, particularly if workers are around flammable materials or large machines. In many cases, workers’ compensation benefits are available, but a third-party lawsuit may also be necessary.
If you have been harmed by a fire, you should speak with an attorney. An attorney can help you ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. If you’re in Houston, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation, or visit us on Facebook to learn more.