Catastrophic Burn Injuries  

Catastrophic Burn Injuries in Omaha, NE

With more than 35 years of combined experience, our Omaha burn injury lawyers at Burnett Wilson Law have guided countless clients to successful outcomes. If you or a loved one have suffered a serious burn injury, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. Our legal team has a detailed knowledge of federal and state laws, and will help you file the necessary documents in a timely manner. A catastrophic burn injury could lead to permanent scarring, nerve damage, and other symptoms. Whatever your situation, we will use tailored legal strategies and thorough preparation for your case.

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Classifications of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are often caused by motor vehicle accidents, workplace incidents, defective products, and other types of accidents. Severe burns over large areas of the body are considered catastrophic, as they prevent victims from maintaining gainful employment.

There are 4 main types of burn injuries:

  1. First-degree burns. These burns affect the outer layer of skin, known as the epidermis. The affected area may appear red and slightly swollen. These burns will often heal quickly without medical treatment.
  2. Second-degree burns. These burns affect the epidermis and the second layer of skin, known as the dermis. The affected area may appear red and swollen, with blisters. Anti-inflammatory medication and cold packs may help heal a second-degree burn.
  3. Third-degree burns. These burns affect both layers of skin and the layer of fat beneath the skin, known as the adipose tissue. The affected area may appear waxy, leathery, and white or tan. Victims may feel no pain because of nerve damage. Immediate medical treatment is necessary.
  4. Fourth-degree burns. These burns affect both layers of skin and the adipose tissue, as well as the bones, organs, and muscles. The affected area may appear blackened or charred, and victims may feel no pain due to nerve damage. Emergency medical treatment is required.

Understanding the Long-Term Effects of a Burn Injury

Burn injuries, particularly third and fourth-degree burns, could cause chronic pain, nerve damage, scarring, disfigurement, and loss of mobility. Victims may face years of treatment, including surgery, medication, and physical therapy. If your burn injury was caused by someone else’s wrongful actions, you may be entitled to a settlement for lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of earning potential, medical bills, emotional distress, and other damages. Punitive damages may also be awarded if the defendant acted with gross negligence or egregious behavior.

Compassionate Representation for Burn Victims

AtBurnett Wilson Law, we provide tenacious legal services to injured clients. Burn injuries can have long-lasting effects, and you shouldn’t have to bear the cost for another’s negligence. Our Omaha burn injury lawyers will investigate the incident, prepare your case, and tirelessly uphold your right to compensation from those responsible.

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Families We've Helped

  • “David Thompson with Burnett Wilson Law guided us professionally and kindly. He has consistently shown compassion and caring for our family’s well-being.”

    - Greg J.
  • “They were educational, patient, personable and extremely professional!”

    - Shirley C.
  • “They treated us with the utmost respect and professionalism and made a difficult situation easier for us than I expected. I would recommend them for estate planning, and will be using them for my wife and I when we set ours up.”

    - Former Client

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