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Jacksonville Flame Burn Injury Lawyer

Fires and explosions, also known as flash fires, can generally be avoided by using basic safety precautions. Despite this, they remain the most common cause of burn injuries. A flame burn can be very painful, and the long-term health consequences can be severe.

At the offices of Jacksonville burn injury lawyer Don Guthrie, we believe that people who suffer serious burns due to another party’s negligence deserve compensation for their painful and often costly experience.

Injuries Caused by Flame Burns

Flame burns are a serious kind of injury. They often cause damage to all three layers of skin: the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutaneous tissues. Subcutaneous tissues contain important parts of the skin such as nerve endings, hair follicles, and sweat glands. Damage to these tissues can create lasting problems such as numbness, disfiguration, and difficulty with body temperature control.

There are many medical complications associated with flame burns, including:

  • Lasting pain
  • Disfiguring scars
  • Nerve damage resulting in disability
  • Infection risks
  • Potential loss of limb

Even the treatments for severe burns, such as surgery and skin grafts, can be very painful and expensive. Even when a burn is mild enough to heal on its own, there can still be large costs associated with pain control. Some people are forced to miss work while recovering from burns, making their financial situation even worse.

Determining Responsibility for Burn Injuries

Flame burns can be easily be caused by negligent acts. Some examples include:

  • Faulty electronic devices or heating appliances
  • Unsafe work environments
  • Failure to observe fire safety in the kitchen

A person who suffers serious burns through someone else’s negligence may be eligible for compensation. Damages awarded through burn injury lawsuits can include payments for medical expenses, lost wages and earning potential, and pain and suffering.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, we may be able to help. Contact Jacksonville flame burn injury lawyer Don Guthrie today at 904-296-1088.

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