Serious burn injuries can have a life-altering impact on your physical health and emotional well-being. The initial pain and swelling from a burn can progress and worsen if the burn is not treated appropriately. If you have been seriously burned in an accident in Fort Worth, Texas, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney at The Benton Law Firm will be able to thoroughly examine the facts surrounding your case during a free evaluation and assist you in receiving the coverage and compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys go above and beyond to provide effective legal representation to injury victims in Fort Worth. The Benton Law Firm has been serving our community since 2012. We have worked hard to achieve our reputation as a trustworthy and successful firm in Texas. We maintain an AVVO rating of 10, earning distinguished, nationally-recognized memberships and honors for our work.
The people of Fort Worth are our community members, friends, and family. Our Fort Worth burn injury lawyers will work tirelessly to ensure your burn injury case is well-researched and accurately represented by our knowledgeable legal team. If you or someone you love has suffered a burn accident, contact The Benton Law Firm today for a consultation with one of our team members. You can schedule a free evaluation by filling out our email form, calling us at (817) 935-8000, or chatting live with one of our representatives by clicking the grey banner to the left or bottom right of your screen.
Do I Need a Fort Worth Burn Injury Attorney?
At The Benton Law Firm, we believe that serious burn injuries fall under the umbrella of personal injury cases that an attorney should always review. Whether your burn injury occurred in a house fire, from electrical currents, chemicals, or extremely hot liquids on the job, you should know that you could be considered a burn victim. You may be eligible to receive compensation to cover the costs of your medical bills, ongoing treatments, and long-term care. You may also receive additional insurance if you are out of work due to your workplace injury.
Our firm understands that the legal process can be confusing and intimidating. Let The Benton Law Firm handle your case’s paperwork, conversations, and legal proceedings. We offer a free initial consultation with one of our excellent personal injury attorneys. Our goal is to help you find peace of mind while you recover from your injuries.
Why Should The Benton Law Firm Represent Me?
The legal team at The Benton Law Firm takes pride in providing compassionate representation to the Fort Worth community. If you, your partner, or your family member has suffered a burn injury, you may have many questions about your health and future. How will you be able to afford medical treatment? Will you be left permanently scarred from your burn? What do you do next? One question you shouldn’t have to consider twice is whether or not you need an attorney from our firm to represent you. The following factors distinguish us from other firms:
- Client Satisfaction: We work extremely hard to ensure that our clients feel that they receive thorough communication and sincere compassion from the very first moment that they contact us. There is no better way to hear about our client satisfaction than by reading their testimonials.
- Track Record: Our legal team has successfully recovered millions of dollars for injured victims. Read our case results to hear how we have excelled in getting the verdicts and settlements our clients deserve.
- Our Incredible Team: Each team member is a true pioneer in the legal profession. Our attorneys’ combined skills and abilities have led our firm to be acknowledged as a member of both the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Jeff Benton is an esteemed Texas lawyer who lectures at the University of Texas at Brownsville as an adjunct professor and acts as an Assistant Editor of the State Bar Litigation Section Report.
Our team has successfully helped people just like you recover the compensation they need to move on with their lives after an accident that caused serious burns. Call us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss what happened to you and to hear more about our experience and how we can help you.
Burn Injury Facts and Statistics
Burn injuries occur frequently in the United States and can be incredibly dangerous to the victim if not treated properly. The Mayo Clinic recommends that people seek the immediate assistance of a medical professional for deep burns caused by chemicals or electricity that affect a large portion of the body or impact the victim’s breathing. Complications can occur if burns are improperly cared for or go untreated. Infection is a serious concern for burn injuries and can be life-threatening or cause organs in the body to fail. Other dangerous complications prevalent in burn injuries include lowered blood volume, body temperature, breathing problems, scarring, and bone and joint problems. The Mayo Clinic describes the three types of burns as follows:
- First-Degree Burn: This type of burn affects the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) and includes sunburns. A first-degree burn leaves the victim with minor symptoms (such as redness) and usually heals independently or with simple home treatments.
- Second-Degree Burn: This type of burn penetrates the skin deeper than first-degree burns and affects the dermis (the second layer of skin). Second-degree burns can appear moist, produce blisters, and even form scars.
- Third-Degree Burn: This type of burn reaches deeper than the previous two classifications. They affect the fat layer beneath the skin. A third-degree burn may look charred black or white, and it can destroy nerves and cause the skin to go numb.
Modern Burn care offers hope
The National Institute of General Medical Science reports that people with severe burns can receive better treatment today than yesteryear. Even people with burns that cover 90% of the body can still survive with the treatments available today. The Institute explains that a burn is tissue damage caused by sunlight, electricity, heat, or nuclear radiation. Burns are commonly caused by “hot liquid or steam, building fires, and flammable liquid and gases.” Those severely burned require fluids, and treatment may include “natural skin grafts, artificial skin products, and laboratory-grown epidermis.”
The American Burn Association reports that burn injuries are one of the leading causes of accidental death in the United States. One fire-related death takes place every 2 hours and 40 minutes. Of those treated in emergency departments, 68% were male, and 32% were female. Work injuries accounted for 8% of the burn victims seen, and injuries at home accounted for 73%.
Safe Kids Worldwide reports that only 23% of homes in the United States have a fire escape plan. Most house fires occur at night, and it only takes 2 minutes for a home to be filled with black smoke or covered in flames. The majority of home fires are caused by cooking equipment. In 2013, 126,035 children under the age of 19 were treated in the emergency room for their burn injuries.
As the above statistics reveal, burn injuries are shockingly common in the United States. They can lead to even more serious side effects if not treated properly. We recommend that burn victims seek treatment immediately to avoid the injuries worsening.
Contact a Fort Worth Burn Injury Attorney
At The Benton Law Firm, our team understands that burn injuries can occur within the blink of an eye. We also know that many burn accidents are caused by negligence. They can result from an employer or home builders who did not abide by national and regional codes when designing their projects. For this reason, we are prepared to go above and beyond to fight for the justice you are owed in your case. The pain and suffering you or your loved one may have endured due to the burn injury can be overwhelming. We want to extend our experience and knowledge to help secure the compensation that you are owed.
Our team is here to help you get the compensation you deserve. We work on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t have to pay us a thing unless we win your case. Contact us today for a no-cost, no-obligation evaluation by filling out our email form, calling us at (817) 935-8000, or chatting live with us today.