151 Saint Andrews Court, Building 1010, Mankato, MN 56001  ·  507-625-6600


151 Saint Andrews Court, Building 1010, Mankato, MN 56001  ·  507-625-6600


Temperature, Chemical, and Electrical Burn Injury Lawyer

The American Burn Association reports that, on average, 486,000 people suffer burn injuries requiring medical treatment every year. Victims burned in fires, explosions, and other incidents are often left with severe injuries that require expensive medical treatment and cause extreme pain. Common types of burn injuries include temperature burns, chemical burns, electrical burns, and radiation burns. Scalding injuries occur from exposure to moist heat such as hot liquids or steam and are the most common type of burn affecting children.

Medical Care for Burn Victims

Burns are often classified by degree (first, second, third) and severity (minor or major). Treatment for burn injuries is determined by the type of burn, severity of tissue damage, size of burn, and area of the body affected.

A first-degree burn is a minor burn that affects the outer layer of the skin. The skin will be red and painful. A first-degree burn can be treated at home with topical ointments and pain relief.

A second-degree burn is more serious and affects both the outer and inner layers of the skin. The skin will be red, blistered, and swollen. A second-degree burn should be treated by a doctor with topical ointments and pain relief, as well as possible antibiotics if the burn is infected.
A third-degree burn is the most serious and affects all layers of the skin. The skin will be white or black, charred, and numb. A third-degree burn requires immediate medical attention and may require surgery.

All three of these severe burns can result in a burn injury case or lawsuit. Reach out to the law firm of Maschka, Riedy, Ries, & Frentz to get full compensation for medical expenses and more in the face of negligence, defective products, or another cause of severe burn injuries.

Serious Burn Injuries

A few common types of serious burns include chemical burns, electrical burns, thermal burns, and radiation burns.

Chemical Burns

Chemicals can cause a burn in two ways: by direct contact with the skin or by contact with the clothing that the person is wearing. The most common symptoms of a chemical burn are a red, painful rash and blisters. The rash may spread to other parts of the body. The person may also feel dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseous.

The most common symptoms of a chemical burn are skin redness, pain, and swelling. Blisters may also form on the skin. If the chemical is swallowed, the person may vomit, have a burning sensation in their throat, and experience difficulty breathing.

Filing a Burn Injury Claim

Burns are some of the most painful injuries a person can suffer. They can be caused by a number of things, including exposure to fire, flames, or heat, as well as contact with certain chemicals or electricity. While most burns can be treated and healed, they often leave behind scars and other long-term effects.

If you have been burned as a result of another individual or company’s actions, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and other harm caused by the negligent party. It is important to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn more about your rights and options.
The attorneys at Maschka, Riedy, Ries, & Frentz have successfully represented and fought for people injured or killed due to burn injuries. If you or someone you love has suffered a burn injury, it is critical to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately to fully investigate your claim and preserve critical evidence.



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