The Shelton Law Firm

A Houston Lawyer Aggressively Representing Workplace Burn Injury Victims

Your workplace should be a place where you can feel confident you won't be injured. If you suffer a burn injury at work, the fallout can be physically and financially devastating for you and your family.

Work injury lawyer Michael E. Shelton has represented injured workers in Houston, TX, for over 40 years. He can ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated for your injuries and their aftereffects.

The Shelton Law Firm can protect you from start to finish...

Checklist for Determining if You Have an Injury Case

What Caused the Burn Injury?

In order to qualify for workers' compensation, your burn injury must have occurred while you were on the job and performing your assigned work duties.

Was Negligence Involved?

If your injury was caused by a defective product, improper training, or unsafe working conditions, you may be entitled to compensation under a product liability theory or negligence theory. 

Are There Measurable Losses?

Did a severe burn lead to measurable losses including medical bills, loss of income, or impact on your ability to work? If so, a burn injury lawyer can help you recover compensation.

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If you suffered a workplace burn injury, The Shelton Law Firm wants to hear from you. As a workers' compensation attorney with over 40 years in practice representing injury victims, Michael E. Shelton has the background you need to secure fair compensation and a stable future. Want to speak to a Houston injury attorney about your case? Request an appointment online or call us at (713) 807-0700.

There Are 4 Categories of Burn Injuries

First Degree Burn

First Degree Burn

Second Degree Burn

Second Degree Burn

Third Degree Burn

Third Degree Burn

Fourth Degree Burn

Fourth Degree Burn

More Information about Burn Injuries

firefighers in front of a fireYour 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 burn injury lawyer Michael E. Shelton, founder of The Shelton Law Firm.

Michael SheltonWe 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.

Advocating for Victims

If you have been injured in an explosion or pipeline accident, burn injury attorney Michael E. Shelton can help. He has also represented burn victims who were injured in motor vehicle accidents or as a result of a defective product. These types of injuries are considered catastrophic and can have life-long effects.

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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.

Michael E. Shelton

Michael Shelton

Michael Shelton is a catastrophic injury attorney who has been representing victims of severe injuries for over 40 years. His personal history provides him a unique insight into the offshore, pipeline, and construction industries. He is proud to be affiliated with the:

  • United Spinal Association of Houston
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Houston Bar Association

Mr. Shelton has also achieved a Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. For more information about our legal services, reach out to our office online or call (713) 807-0700 today.

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