San Antonio Burn Injury Attorneys
If you or someone you love has suffered from a burn injury, you are probably well-aware of just how life-changing the experience can be. Not only will victims be faced with the reality of life-long medical treatments and rehabilitation, but they will have to pay for these medical services to avoid further complications, infections, and/or debilitations. Moreover, many burn injury survivors will live the rest of their lives with permanent disfigurement, scarring, nerve damage, or even paralysis.
We have seen first-hand how profoundly burn injuries can affect someone’s life. Let us help you. Contact Wyatt Law Firm today to speak privately with our trial lawyers.
We aggressively seek results for people throughout Texas and the nation, including the cities of San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Laredo and Corpus Christi.
Choose Wyatt Law Firm To Handle Your Burn Injury Case
Wyatt Law Firm is known for many things. When people come to us for help, they expect a certain caliber of legal representation, and we do all that we can to exceed these expectations. With each client we represent, we aim to set the bar for quality higher. Our awards, recognition, and accolades testify to this.
For example, Attorney Wyatt’s AV Preeminent® Rating* by Martindale-Hubbell® and lifetime membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® are just a few things that signify her reputation in the legal community. Though our team may be smaller than other corporate law firms, our boutique law office fosters a caring and compassionate environment for clients. We are small in size but powerful in reach. Our San Antonio burn injury attorneys are never afraid to fight on behalf of our clients, no matter who or what the opponent.
We Want To Hear Your Story
Sadly, many burn injury victims feel like their voices are not heard. Wyatt Law Firm’s personal injury attorneys are here to make sure that your story is heard and that something is done about it. We fight for the compensation you need to recover, both financially and physically, after an accident. We also fight to affect long-lasting change and to discourage other acts of negligence.
We have successfully handled complex cases, including:
- Building fires, explosions and toxic exposure
- Faulty smoke detectors
- Glowing connection faults in box fans
- Poorly constructed or badly designed space heaters
- Improperly installed electrical wiring
- Liquefied petroleum gas tank explosions
- Burns due to defective industrial equipment failure
- Burns associated with car accidents or commercial truck accidents
- Burn injuries sustained in the workplace, in oilfields or at fracking worksites
- Toxic, caustic, or acidic agent releases resulting in chemical burns to the skin, eyes, or lungs
- Burn injuries resulting in fatality and wrongful death claims
Do not assume the insurance companies are looking out for your best interest. The truth is, they are usually looking out for their own interests. We can evaluate your case and determine the true value of your claim and how we might be able to help you secure it.
Burn injuries can be extremely painful and highly debilitating. Depending on the degree of the burn, you can suffer anywhere from major discomfort to potential death. You should not have to fear for your personal safety when you go into work. However, many individuals suffer from burns at their workplace every day. According to the American Burn Association, there are approximately 450,000 patients that are treated every year for burns. Of that number, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration believe 5,000 individuals are burned at work, with 500 injuries resulting in death. One of the main culprits for these injuries is a chemical burn.
Chemical burns happen when corrosive, synthetic materials touch soft tissues. Soft tissues can refer to skin, muscles, eyes, ears, and internal organs. The main corrosive compounds include acids, bases, thinning agents, and more.
Common chemicals found in the workplace include:
- Nitric acid
- Phosphoric acid
- Sodium hydroxide
- Calcium hypochlorite
- Hydrofluoric acid
Coming into contact with these chemicals can cause extensive adverse effects.
Preventing Chemical Burns
It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure their workers have a safe environment in which to work. Of course, some occupations are more hazardous than others. There are circumstances in which workers cannot avoid chemicals. In this case, companies should offer the following:
- Extensive training in dealing with chemicals
- Protective clothing and tools
- Emergency protocols
- First aid and burn treatments on site
If you or a loved one has suffered a chemical burn, you may be eligible for compensation. When an accident does occur, your employer can offer your worker’s compensation to cover medical expenses and lost wages. However, some employers try to cheat their workers in order to save money.
Act Now — Call Our Personal Injury Attorneys
Take action before the insurance companies have an opportunity to do so. Call our burn injury attorneys immediately. Upon your first consultation with our legal team, we can begin investigating your claim to discover evidence that can strengthen, prove, and validate your claim.
Contact our San Antonio burn injury lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm. You can start with a free, confidential case consultation in our private offices.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings TM fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Wyatt Law Firm, PLLC
21 Lynn Batts Lane, Suite 10
San Antonio, Texas 78218