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Representation in Electrocution and Burn Injury and Wrongful Death Claims
Salt Lake City, Utah, Burn and Explosion Accidents Attorney
Burn injuries resulting from home fires, chemical exposure and electrocution accidents often leave victims facing permanent and painful disabilities, physical and emotional. In addition, painful and expensive surgeries and rehabilitation can financially devastate families for years to come.
If you have been severely burned or lost a loved one in an explosion, contact the Utah law firm of Rasmussen & Miner online. Our catastrophic injury attorneys offer over 20 years of sound legal advice and representation to people throughout the state.
Types of Burns Victims Can Experience
Most of us think of burns as just related to heat exposure, with severity ranging from first-degree to third-degree. But there are numerous ways to be burned, all of which can be debilitating or even fatal. If you’ve recently been burned as a result of a defective product, work accident, motor vehicle accident or some other cause for which you were not at fault or only partially at-fault, you likely have legal options available to you. Regardless of your circumstances, it’s important to connect with an experienced Salt Lake City, Utah burn and explosions accidents attorney as soon as you can. The experienced team at Rasmussen & Miner can help. Here are just some of the types of burns that our Salt Lake City, Utah burn and explosions accidents attorney team handles:
- Thermal burns – Caused by direct exposure of the skin to heat and flame.
- Scalding – Caused by contact with overly hot water and other liquids. Kids are commonly injured by accidental scalding.
- Radiation burns – As the name suggests, it is caused by exposure to radiation. Sunburn is actually a form of radiation burn, but much stronger sources of radiation (perhaps in industrial workplaces) can cause much more serious damage.
- Chemical burns – Chemicals that are very acidic (have a low pH) or very basic (have a high pH) can cause serious chemical burns immediately upon contact with the skin. Basic chemicals damage skin cells by liquefying them, while acidic chemicals cause cells to coagulate.
- Electrical burns – Electric current can kill directly, but it can also cause severe burns in an electrocution victim. The damage from electrical burns often occurs under the skin (sub-dermal), so it isn’t necessarily visible when looking at a victim. High electricity in the body can also severely damage internal organs.
Burns from Dangerous and Defective Consumer Products
This is such a common problem that it is worth discussing on its own. Every year, an untold number of Americans are severely burned by dangerous and defective products. Examples include:
- Scalding injuries from microwavable food products with flimsy or unstable packaging
- Burns and explosion injuries caused by personal-use fireworks that are either manufactured poorly or contain inadequate safety warnings
- Children’s clothing and pajamas that are not adequately flame retardant and can actually stick to the skin when they catch fire
- Chemical burns from household cleansers or other products without adequate safety labeling
- Thermal burns caused by malfunctioning electronic products that overheat and catch fire
- Burns and explosion injuries from poorly made products that explode during use, including e-cigarettes and vape pens
- Explosion injuries and scalding from malfunctioning household appliances like hot water heaters
Injuries Resulting from Explosions
Aside from the heat and burns associated with explosions, the forces can cause serious injuries on their own. The specific injuries will differ depending on how large the explosion is and how close the victim is when it happens. But some outcomes from explosions (other than burns) include:
- Loss of fingers, toes or limbs
- Hearing loss
- Vision loss
- Concussion or more severe traumatic brain injury
- Loss of teeth (for explosions occurring near the face
The damage can be immediate and permanent. If not treated quickly, it can be fatal. For this and other reasons, it is critical to seek medical attention immediately if you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries or other injuries from explosions. Once you’ve received urgent medical care, please seek legal guidance by connecting with our experienced Salt Lake City, Utah burn and explosions accidents attorney team as soon as you can.
Why You Need an Experienced Personal Injury Advocate
Finding proper financial compensation after explosions and burn injury accidents requires a lawyer with the background, experience and access to vital resources needed to protect a client’s rights, and hold the negligent individuals and companies liable for such life-altering damages to individuals and their families.
We consult with medical specialists, physical and occupational therapists, economists and life care planners to build a clear case detailing the extent of injury and full impact on our client’s quality of life. A burns and explosions attorney at our firm can handle cases involving:
- Burn injuries from fires or defective products
- Heat and smoke inhalation injuries
- Burns due to chemicals exposure
- Electrocutions at home or on the job
- Propane and natural gas explosions
Understanding Other Hidden Damage and Costs
While many burns take months to heal, related internal organ and tissue damage can result in further health complications, including reduced mental ability, memory loss and self image concerns. Severe brain damage and spinal cord injuries suffered in explosions can require major lifestyle modifications for the rest of a victim’s life. We address all the consequences facing victims and their families, including dealing with stubborn employers and insurance carriers.
At Rasmussen & Miner we know this is not just a court case, this is your life!
Call (801) 363-8500 or contact our Salt Lake City law office to schedule a free initial consultation with a Utah personal injury attorney dedicated to protecting your rights to full and fair financial recovery.