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Columbus Burn Injury Attorneys

Nobody ever plans to get a burn injury; heat, chemicals, and fire in their many forms can cause unexpected damage and injury to anyone, particularly during chilly Ohio winters when stovetops, lights, and home furnaces are working at full capacity. Your injuries may have caused psychological, as well as physical, damage, and may even be severe enough to cause long-lasting or permanent damage. Chemical and third-degree burns in particular can leave long-lasting burn scars. Burn injuries may be keeping you out of work, on disability, in pain, in debt, or simply unable to participate in your day-to-day life at full capacity.

Our Columbus burn injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have years of collective experience navigating the difficulties of dealing with burn injuries, whether they were the result of chemicals, kitchens, or other circumstances on the job or in someone’s home. For 500 years, KNR has advocated for burn injury victims in a variety of situations and capacities.

If you are a victim of a burn accident caused by anything from chemical burns to kitchen ovens to electrical fires, immediately contact the Columbus burn injury attorneys with KNR. Call us at (614) 487-8669 or use our online contact form to reach out.

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Common Causes of Burn Injuries

According to the Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, external burns result from damage to body tissue caused by heat, radiation, chemicals, or fire-related accidents. Internal burns and respiratory problems are also possible side effects from exposure to scalding liquid or smoke.

In Ohio, residential structure fires cause 39.3 injuries and 8.2 deaths per 1,000 fires. According to the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness, Ohio winters are a prime time for heat and fire-related injuries. In 2017, there were 109 reported accidental residential fire fatalities in Ohio.

The city of Columbus reported common causes of burn injuries in Ohio, including:

  • Electrical fires due to overloaded outlets, misuse of extension cords, worn-out appliances or electrical cords, and not turning off lights and decorations before going to bed or leaving the home.
  • Candles
  • Unattended cooking
  • Space heaters, which cause almost half of reported U.S. fires during the winter months.
  • Smoking and smoking-related accidents.
  • Generators, which can cause fire hazards as well as electrical shock and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Degrees of Burn Injuries

The Ohio State University classifies burns according to three levels:

  • First-degree burns: Mild damage to the topmost layer of skin, or epidermis.
  • Second-degree burns: Moderate, deeper damage to the epidermis as well as the lower layer of skin (the dermis).
  • Third-degree burns: Deep tissue damage that exceeds the epidermis and dermis can even result in “charred” or numbed skin and long-lasting injury.
  • Fourth-degree burns: Can be deadly and often affects ligaments, tendons, and bone.

Depending on the burn degree your skin has sustained, you may experience a variety of side effects which require varying treatments.

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Compensation After a Burn Injury

Much of the time, the victim is not at fault for causing their burn injuries. The cause is often negligence due to lack of training, oversight, or other inattention to safety practices and equipment maintenance in the workplace or in residential settings.

As with any personal injury lawsuit, a burn victim must prove that external negligence from another person or entity is at fault to gain compensation. Proving this negligence can be tricky, as can navigating the legal system. Our KNR Columbus burn injury attorneys can guide you through every step of understanding the legal process, help you win burn treatment, and assist you in seeking compensation for burn injuries.

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What to Expect from a Burn Injury Claim?

A burn injury lawsuit or insurance claim can help you recover your:

  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical limitations
  • Loss of consortium, or loss relationships
  • Mental anguish
  • Medical expenses
  • Disfigurement

After sustaining burn injuries, you may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit or for worker’s compensation, particularly if your injury occurred on the job, or you are seeking burn treatment for your injuries.

A number of losses may receive compensation in a Columbus personal injury lawsuit. The burn injury attorneys at KNR have helped numerous Columbus-area burn victims get compensation for physical, psychological, and financial damages.

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Our Columbus Burn Injury Lawyers Can Help You

Our skilled legal team at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you seek compensation for any burn injuries, and after effects you sustained from fire hazard-related experiences. Because our eleven locations permeate Ohio, we cover extensive ground and leave no Ohio city behind. In addition, to burn accidents, our attorneys have skills in numerous other legal areas, including wrongful deaths, truck accidents, work injuries, and motorcycle accidents.

At KNR, we ask, ‘what can we do?’ so you move on with more.

At KNR, Our Legal Team Will

  • Answer your questions and concerns
  • Keep you updated during all stages of the process
  • Obtain medical records about the extent of your burns
  • Identify the responsible party
  • Determine the fair and full value of your damages
  • Negotiate for maximum compensation
  • Fight for everything you deserve in court if necessary