Questions about Burn Injury
Who is at the largest risk for burn injury?
According to the American Burn Association, 70 percent of burn injuries are suffered by men and 30 percent by women. Caucasians suffer 60 percent of burn injuries, African-Americans suffer 19 percent, and Hispanics 15 percent. However, anyone can suffer burn injury and incur the financial costs and physical and emotional suffering associated with them.
What costs are associated with burn injuries?
The costs associated with your burn injury will be largely dependent on the amount of your body that was burned and the degree of the burns. Initial medical expenses for emergency burn treatment can exceed $200,000, but these may only be the beginning of your damages. Lost wages combined with rehabilitation and reconstructive surgery can put the total cost of a burn injury into the millions.
What causes burn injuries?
Burn injury statistics from the American Burn Association suggest that a majority (68 percent) of burns occur at home. 44 percent of burns are caused by fire or flame, 33 percent are caused by scalds, nine percent by contact, four percent by electricity, and three percent by chemicals.
The cause of your burn injury is immaterial. If you have suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, our experienced lawyers can help get you the justice you deserve.
If you or a loved one has sustained burn injury in the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania, or anywhere in the state of New Jersey, please contact Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller to schedule a free consultation with a burn injury lawyer today.