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One of the most important decisions you will make towards your path to recovery from your Massachusetts burn injury accident is choosing the right Massachusetts personal injury law firm to represent you. You should select a Massachusetts personal injury law firm that has the relevant experience, expertise and national reputation. You want a lawyer who will tirelessly fight for you and your rights to seek the maximum financial compensation for your Massachusetts burn injury.
The expert, highly skilled Boston personal injury lawyers and Boston wrongful death lawyers at the Boston, MA Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates would be honored to be the firm you select. Our highly skilled Massachusetts burn injury lawyer experts have assisted Massachusetts burn injury victims and their families from all over Massachusetts. Our Massachusetts attorneys have been selected as Massachusetts Super Lawyers and New England Super Lawyer by Boston Magazine, as Boston's Best Lawyers and Lawyer of the Year by the Boston Globe, and for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America.
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Massachusetts Products Likely to Result in Burn Injuries
Flammable liquid and vapor fires are the cause of many injuries and deaths in the United States.
The National Fire Center, based on national statistics gathered between 1989 and 1998, reported an average of 2 million fires each year in the United States. Those fires resulted annually in more than 27,000 burn injuries, more than 4,000 deaths, and estimated property damage of $8.6 billion.
Flammable liquids are often found around Massachusetts homes. Among the Massachusetts products that have caused Massachusetts fire and burn injuries are:
These liquids themselves do not burn. Vapors coming from the surface of a liquid will burn when mixed with air and a source of ignition is supplied. The flash point of a liquid is the lowest temperature at which a liquid will give off a sufficient concentration of vapor to form an ignitable mixture with air. The lower flammability limit of a fuel air mixture is the lowest volume percentage of fuel in air which is easily ignited by a small flame or will sustain combustion. A Massachusetts product with a high flash point is less hazardous than one with a lower flash point.
The vapors from the majority of Massachusetts solvents and fuels found around Massachusetts homes are significantly heavier than air, and tend to settle toward the floor. As the vapor settles, its odor can be undetectable as it travels along the floor. The vapor can be ignited by an ignition source remote to the location in which the flammable liquid is being used or spilled. Fire will follow the vapor back to its source.
Many Massachusetts flash-back fires occur when a distant pilot light to an appliance becomes the ignition source. The presence of an appliance utilizing room air for combustion insures that there will tend to be a natural flow of air toward the flame. Pilot lights in Massachusetts furnaces or Massachusetts water heaters low to the floor are especially hazardous. Other sources of ignition can cause explosion and fire, including matches, cigarettes, electrical appliances, a light switch, and even static electricity from walking across a carpeted floor.
The flammability of these liquids is often not realized by Massachusetts citizens using the products. A gallon can of gasoline has an energy equivalence of 45 pounds of dynamite. Less apparent to the average Massachusetts consumer is the hazard presented by chemicals and solvents readily available on the market. For example, Massachusetts retailers sell acetone in one-gallon containers.
Massachusetts Failure to Warn of Dangers
Many Massachusetts flammable liquids are inadequately labeled. A common, Massachusetts theory of liability against the manufacturer of a flammable product is failure to warn of the risks of fires, especially flash-back fires. In addition, the instructions may be inadequate regarding how to safely use the product. With Massachusetts litigation having imposed liability, manufacturers have improved the warnings and instructions on their products. However, many Massachusetts products are inadequately labeled, especially when Massachusetts residents are not knowledgeable about the potentially life-threatening dangers of vapor ignition and Massachusetts flash-back fires.
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About Massachusetts Burn Injuries
The severity of a burn depends on how hot the skin gets and how long the burn lasts. The location is also important, because skin varies in thickness, water and oil content, the amount of subcutaneous fat, and the number of blood vessels from one location in the body to another. The diagnosis of a burn injury is based on how deep the injury is.
There are many different types of burn injuries that can be sustained in Massachusetts accidents. For example, three kinds of Massachusetts burn injuries may arise from electrical accidents alone. Electrical accident burns penetrate deep within the body when an electric current passes through tissue or bone. The voltage of the circuit, duration of the shock, resistance in the body, and the current’s route through the body all affect the severity and potential lethality of the electric burn. Massachusetts electric burns are marked by an entry point, usually found on the hands, and an exit point which may be anywhere else on the body.
Internal burns may result when the electric current travels through the body and causes internal body tissues, blood vessels and nerves to heat up. Arc burns, also called flash burns, are another common type of burn that frequently occurs in Massachusetts electrocution accidents or other Massachusetts electrical accidents. Massachusetts arc burns may be sustained when the body is exposed to a substantial amount of heat produced by a Massachusetts electrical explosion or Massachusetts electric arc. Massachusetts thermal burns arise from contact with hot surfaces, sparks or fire. Overheated electrical machinery and wires, or equipment that produces sparks, may cause flammable materials to ignite and cause thermal burns. Electric burns, arc burns and thermal burns range in the severity of the injuries they cause. However, it always best to seek immediate medical attention to treat any burn injury sustained in a Massachusetts accident.
Short-term treatment of Massachusetts burns can include antibiotics, bandages, escharectomies, and pressure garments. Skin grafts involve transplantation of skin from one area of the body to another. Some Massachusetts burns can be treated on an outpatient basis, while others require long term hospitalization and treatment lasting more than a year.
Choices about long term burn care depend on the severity of the Massachusetts burn injury as well as whether the patient suffered lung injury from inhaling smoke or chemicals and whether there were pre-existing medical problems.
Financial Resources and Long-Term Care
Because Massachusetts burn injuries usually result from Massachusetts accidents or violence, many of our Massachusetts clients have questions about whether or not they can be compensated. There are several potential sources of financial assistance and compensation for Massachusetts clients with burn injuries.
Long term care presents additional challenges. There are now more than 100 specialized burn treatment centers in the United States. Also, dermabrasion and dermaplaning can smooth scars. If you or a loved one has been burned, you should call our Boston, Massachusetts burn injury law office at (617) 787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest opportunity. Our team of Massachusetts burn injury attorneys has handled many cases involving burn injuries. We can help you.
When a Massachusetts resident is the victim of a burn injury, oftentimes he or she suffers severe and chronic pain as a result. Nerve endings are severely damaged when a Massachusetts burn injury occurs. In addition, blood vessels, bones, muscles and even the individual’s respiratory system are often seriously affected. Many Massachusetts burn injury victims suffer permanent, physical disfigurement and organ failure as a result of their injuries. If you have been the victim of a Massachusetts burn injury, our Boston attorneys can help you deal with all of the financial issues that you are facing. You should not hesitate to contact our expert and highly skilled Massachusetts burn victim injury attorneys right away. We have been settling and litigating Massachusetts burn injury claims for our Massachusetts clients for over the past 25 years and our Boston, MA personal injury lawyers have repeatedly been recognized as being some of Boston’s best lawyers in The Boston Globe and Boston Magazine.
Massachusetts burn injuries are some of the most expensive types of personal injuries in terms of treatment costs. There are numerous expenses that can be incurred, including initial hospitalization costs and reconstruction and rehabilitative physical therapy costs. When a Massachusetts burn injury occurs, rehabilitation procedures often take a significant amount of time. Massachusetts burn injuries can include electrical burns, chemical burns, inhalation burns, radiation burns and scalding burns. A large number of burn injuries require skin grafts, which are performed to improve the appearance and function of the Massachusetts burn victim’s skin. Long-term care and rehabilitation may additionally be required. It is not uncommon for a Massachusetts burn injury victim to experience serious emotional trauma, in addition to physical injuries such as post-traumatic stress, fear, anxiety, sadness and depression.
There is a wide range of burn injuries that a Massachusetts burn injury victim can sustain. First degree burns are the least severe burns that one can sustain, and affect only the outermost area of the skin. First degree burns are often caused by hot liquids. Second degree burns affect the outermost area of the skin, in addition to the underlying skin layer. Third degree burns are incredibly painful and affect the entire skin, as well as the underlying muscle tissue. A Massachusetts burn injury victim who suffers a third degree burn ironically does not experience as much pain as a Massachusetts burn injury victim who suffers a second degree burn due to the extensive nerve damages that is usually associated with a third degree burn. Massachusetts fourth degree burns are life-threatening, as these types of burns extend to the bone.
There is a statute of limitations in Massachusetts that limits the amount of time that a Massachusetts burn injury victim has to settle a claim or file a lawsuit. This time limit is generally three years from the date of the incident. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a Massachusetts burn injury accident, please do not hesitate to contact our expert Massachusetts burn injury attorneys at our Boston, MA law firm. We can be reached at 617-787-3700 or by email at email@example.com. Our highly skilled Boston, MA burn injury attorneys have been assisting clients recover compensation for their burn injury accidents for over the past two decades. Do not hesitate to call us. Call today!
Our Massachusetts burn injury lawyers will provide you with a free initial consultation about your burn injury. We can meet with you in our office, at the hospital or in the privacy of your home. Our Massachusetts burn injury lawyers are proud to represent Massachusetts burn injury clients from throughout the Commonwealth.
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The Boston, MA Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates is a team of Boston, MA lawyers from some of the best law offices in Massachusetts, including expert Massachusetts burn injury lawyers, who have been personally selected by Attorney Hoy because of their skill, experience and expertise. Many of the Boston, MA burn injury lawyers who are available to our Massachusetts clients through referral agreements have been repeatedly selected and recognized as among the very best lawyers in Massachusetts and, indeed, the country.
With an experienced group of some of the very best Massachusetts burn injury lawyers that the Commonwealth offers, our Boston burn injury law office is confident that our handling of your burn injury claim will go beyond your expectations. Our over-riding goal is to provide you or your loved one with top of the line legal service and assistance with respect to your Massachusetts burn injury claim, while earning your confidence, loyalty, trust and respect. Our Boston, MA burn injury law office would be honored and pleased to represent you or your loved one, and we would be delighted to provide you with an initial free and confidential consultation with respect to your Massachusetts burn injury claim.
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