New Jersey Burn Injury Lawyer

Burn injuries are not always caused by fire. Heat, cold, electricity, chemicals, friction, or radiation can all be causes of a burn injury. Most burns are due to heat from hot liquids, solids, or fire. However, vehicle crash fires, contact with electricity, scalding liquids, or hot objects such as home radiators can also cause severe burn injuries.

Burn injuries are divided into four categories: First Degree Burns, Second Degree Burns, Third Degree Burns and Fourth Degree Burns.

First Degree Burns

First Degree burns are the least severe. They seldom leave scars. A victim can sustain a first degree burn though contact with hot water or flame, a minor sunburn, or hot metal. First degree burns are painful but do not cause nerve damage. Hospitalization is rare.

Second Degree Burns

A Second Degree is one in which the burn infiltrates the second layer of skin. Scars are possible. Hospitalization is sometimes necessary to treat a second-degree burn. In New Jersey, many victims are treated at The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas in Livingston.

Third Degree Burns

Three Degree burns are very severe. The burn travels through all three layers of skin. It is possible for a burn victim to survive a third-degree burn. Hospitalization is immediately necessary.

Fourth Degree Burns

Fourth Degree Burns are the most severe. It is very difficult to survive a fourth-degree burn. Immediate hospitalization is necessary.

Burn Injury Treatment

Severely injured victims require immediate hospitalization. Afterwards, specialized care is necessary, which may include one or more skin grafts. Depending on the severity of the injury and the impact on the victim, long-term physical and psychological treatment may be required.

New Jersey Burn Injury Lawyer

The Sloan Law Firm knows the long-term financial and physical impacts faced by New Jersey burn victims and may be able to assist them with obtaining compensation. The firm handles burn injury matters in Union County, Essex County, Hudson County, Bergen County, Middlesex County, Morris County and throughout New Jersey. If you or a loved one has sustained a burn injury in New Jersey and would like a free consultation with a New Jersey Burn Injury Lawyer, call (908) 358-2938.