Omaha Burn Injury Lawyer
Burn injuries can happen in a variety of ways, and they are often devastating for victims. At Matthew G. Miller, our Omaha burn injury attorneys have extensive experience and are ready to help if your injury was caused by another person’s negligence. We will investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
Let Matthew G. Miller Get To Work Today
When you are suffering from burn injuries caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to find an attorney who can handle all aspects of your case. At Matthew G. Miller, we have more than three decades of experience to bring to your side.
- We pride ourselves on being a full-service Nebraska personal injury law firm that focuses on our client’s needs. We focus on communication and transparency.
- We have a reputation for getting results for our clients and have secured more than $50 million in total compensation for injury victims.
- Our clients do not pay legal fees until we have successfully recovered the compensation they need through a settlement or jury verdict.
How Will An Attorney Help This Case?
Burn injuries happen in a variety of ways, and determining liability can be incredibly complicated. Your Omaha burn injury lawyer will need to conduct a thorough investigation into what happened. They will:
- Obtain all evidence related to the incident, including accident reports, surveillance of the incident, eyewitness accounts, and more.
- Ensure that you are evaluated by a burn medical expert who can properly assess the extent of your injuries.
- Handle all communication with other parties involved in an effort to secure the compensation you need.
Burn Injuries Can Be Devastating
According to the American Burn Injury Association, around 450,000 people are treated for burn injuries each year in hospitals and ERs throughout the country. This number does not include anyone treated at clinics, private medical offices, or other healthcare facilities. Each year, approximately 3,400 people die due to burn injuries.
There are four levels of burns, classified at “degrees.” They include:
- First-degree: these are mild burns that affect only the outer layer of skin. They typically only cause minor pain.
- Second-degree: these burns damage the outer layer of skin and the dermis underneath. This often results in red, swollen skin and blisters. This type of burn can leave minor scarring and change the skin’s coloring.
- Third-degree: this is considered a full-thickness burn that destroys two layers of skin. Damaged skin may appear black, brown, white, or yellow. These burns can destroy nerve endings.
- Fourth-degree: these are the most severe burns and are life-threatening. They can destroy every layer of skin as well as cause damage to muscles, tendons, and bones.
These injuries can happen in a variety of ways, including house fires, workplace incidents, electrocutions, car accidents, and more. Victims often sustain significant scarring and disfigurement, a loss of mobility, and long-term physical and psychological pain and suffering.
What Type Of Compensation Is Available For A Burn Injury?
If you or someone you care about has sustained a burn injury that was caused by another person’s negligent or careless actions, contact an Omaha personal injury attorney as soon as possible. At Matthew G. Miller, we are ready to investigate all aspects of your case in order to secure the compensation you need. This can include:
- Coverage all burn injury medical bills
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the negligent party