Your serious or disfiguring fire injuries in a pipeline, construction, refinery or industrial accident mean that you and your family are struggling with lost income, medical expenses, emotional trauma, and the pain and suffering of your recovery.
The skilled, compassionate Houston attorney who protects your rights, aggressively and successfully, in Texas, Louisiana and nationwide is Michael E. Shelton, founder of The Shelton Law Firm.
We focus a significant portion of our personal injury practice on cases involving burn injuries. Over a million people seek medical attention for burns in the U.S. every year. All serious injuries can be traumatic, but burns are particularly devastating not only because of their pain and scarring, but because serious skin damage can easily lead to additional health complications.
If you have suffered a serious burn in an accident, seeking immediate medical attention is absolutely crucial. Once you are safely under a doctor's care, it is also important to seek trusted advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation under a negligence theory, product liability theory or under your state's workers' compensation insurance program.
Contact The Shelton Law Firm for a free consultation. Michael E. Shelton's decades of experience and dedication to your needs can help you get the results you are seeking.
Helping Injured Workers for 40 Years
A burn is heat damage to the skin or flesh caused by flames, contact with heated objects, chemicals, electricity, sunlight and radiation. There are four categories of burns:
- First degree: Only the outer layer of skin is damaged, as in a minor sunburn.
- Second degree: The outer layer of skin and the layer beneath it are damaged, as commonly seen after a burn by a scalding hot liquid.
- Third degree: The full depth of the skin, down to the underlying tissue, is completely destroyed, often requiring skin grafting.
- Fourth degree: The full depth of the skin, as well as the underlying tendons, bone, fat tissue and muscle are damaged or destroyed.
The skin is an organ that serves to protect our bodies from dangerous outside conditions such as germs. When the skin is damaged, additional complications can arise such as dehydration, infection, hypothermia, damage to internal organs and scarring.
A serious burn injury can have a devastating financial and emotional toll on you and your family. As an experienced personal injury law firm, we can ease the stress by handling all of the legal issues, advocating for your best interests and helping you get the compensation you deserve. Whether you are in Texas, Louisiana or anywhere in the United States, Michael E. Shelton and The Shelton Law Firm can help. Email us or call today, toll free: 877-771-6139.