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Discuss Your Burn Injury with Caring Maritime Injury Attorneys

If you suffered a burn injury while working in an offshore capacity, you should act quickly to discuss the legal aspect of your accident with a qualified maritime burn injury attorney. At Arnold & Itkin, we are passionate about advocating for the rights of injured seaman, including those who have sustained serious burn injuries while working offshore. Our maritime injury lawyers have many years of experience in handling offshore injury claims, and our winning track record demonstrates our ability to fight for our clients effectively.

We encourage you to get in contact with Arnold & Itkin right away for a free evaluation.

What Offshore Workers Need to Know About Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can be caused by exposure to the sun, certain chemicals, fires, severe heat, or even steam. While most burns do require medical attention, these injuries can range in severity from mild to life threatening.

There are several degrees of burn injuries that an individual can suffer at the time of contact:

  • A first-degree burn is usually a sunburn or a surface burn. This type of burn does not necessarily require medical attention, but may cause irritation, pain, and redness.
  • A second-degree burn is much more severe. This painful type of burn may blister and extend partially below the surface into an individual's dermis. The healing time is typically two to three weeks.
  • Third and fourth-degree burns are the most serious types of burn injuries, extending through the entire dermis—which is the thick layer of tissue that lies below the surface layer epidermis and contains structures such as nerve endings, sweat glands, hair follicles, and blood capillaries. This type of burn will require a much longer healing process, and in some cases a skin graft may be necessary.

What Can Cause Burn Injuries Offshore?

Burn injuries can be caused in hundreds of different ways, including:

  • Fires and explosions
  • Electrocutions
  • Contact with hazardous chemicals

If you have suffered a burn injury, do not wait before taking legal action. Speak with a maritime law firm that specializes in handling offshore injury cases as soon as possible. The sooner you get in contact with a maritime burn injury lawyer, the better your chances of achieving a positive outcome to your case. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and associated losses.

Maritime Injury Lawyers Helping Burn Victims

Burn injuries are among the most severe injuries a seaman can suffer aboard an oil platform or a commercial vessel. Accidents that occur on these locations are often subject to maritime law and the Jones Act, which may allow the seaman who sustained a burn injury to recover financial compensation from his or her employer. Suffering these types of injuries can be extremely difficult, especially when you are unsure of how to find the financial means to pay for the necessary medical attention. Fortunately, the team at Arnold & Itkin is on your side!

Contact Our Office for Your Free Case Evaluation

At our firm, we have recovered billions of dollars. We are committed to providing injury victims with the level of legal representation they need to successfully file or resolve their offshore injury and maritime claims. We are passionate about the work we do and dedicated to serving our clients with utmost excellence. There is nothing more important than protecting your future at this time. Make us your law firm of choice by contacting us now.

Call Arnold & Itkin today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation of your case with our Seasoned maritime burn injury lawyers.

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