According to the American Burn Association, approximately 450,000 people seek medical treatment for burn injuries annually. The ABA statistics show that 45,000 of these injuries require hospitalization, and 25,000 require hospitalization in specialized burn units. Burn injuries result in 3,500 deaths each year, with about 3,000 of those deaths occurring from residential fires, with the remaining burn deaths resulting from automobile accidents, aviation accidents, electrical accidents, chemical exposure, and contact with hot liquids or substances. However, other statistics reveal the number of burn victims to be much higher. The TOMA Foundation for Burned Children quotes statistics 1992 article from the Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation regarding burn injuries in the United States:
Burn injuries can be caused by defective products, workplace accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and dangerous premises. When a serious injury is caused by the negligence or recklessness of another, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, suffering, or loss. An Oklahoma burn injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.
Burn injuries are costly to treat. The TOMA Foundation reports that initial hospitalization and physicians' fees for a burn victim with burns covering 30% of the body are approximately $200,000. This amount includes only initial costs and does not account for extensive and continuing treatment, rehabilitation, and reconstructive procedures. Beyond the financial costs are considerable emotional costs. TOMA says, "For those who survive, permanent scarring, physical deformity, social isolation and emotional trauma linger well beyond the initial tragedy." Though financial compensation cannot alleviate the pain and emotional trauma of a serious burn injury, it can provide a measure of support through allowing adequate physical care and psychological counseling. It can provide a sense of justice for those whose injuries have been caused by the negligence of another.
Our firm's Oklahoma personal injury lawyers are committed to providing effective representation to injured accident victims. We fight for compensation for those who have been injured by:
- More than 2.4 million burn injuries are reported.
- Approximately 650,000 of these burn injuries require treatment by a medical professional.
- 75,000 burn victims require hospitalization.
- Of those hospitalized, 20,000 have burns covering at least 20% of their body.
- Approximately 8,000 to 12,000 patients with burns die annually.
- Nearly 1 million burn victims suffer substantial or permanent disability resulting from the burn injuries.
Call 405-418-8888 today to speak with an attorney who can help you and your family get the compensation you deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
- Residential Fires
- Building Fires
- Electrocution or Electrical Fires
- Industrial accidents
- Thermal burns
- Gas explosions
- Fume ignition
- Flammable clothing
- Water heater fires
- Motor vehicle fires
- Gasoline spills
- Flammable liquids