Burn Injury Lawyers in Pittsburgh
Resourceful Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Burn Victims in Allegheny County and Throughout Western PA
Burns can be extremely painful. The chance of serious infection can be high. Burns to the face can be disfiguring. In short, burn injuries can be catastrophic or fatal. When these injuries are the result of another party’s negligence, people want help and answers. At the personal injury Pittsburgh law firm of Goodrich and Geist, our attorneys work hard to provide both.
Personal Injury Lawyers In Western PA
The firm’s lawyers, Josh Geist and Bill Goodrich, have years of experience helping clients injured because of the negligent actions of another. They dig deep, seeking evidence of responsibility to support claims for compensation. If you suffered a burn injury in Western Pennsylvania, call them to find out about your legal options. Telephone 412-766-1455 or contact them online to schedule a free consultation.
Burn Injuries: More Than Physically Painful
In addition to the extreme pain they cause, burn injuries can be very expensive. Hospital stays in burn units can be lengthy. Reconstructive surgery is costly. Psychological consequences can require many months or years of therapy. Skin grafts, a common part of burn injury treatment, often fail and require additional surgeries. Rehab and occupational therapy may not improve function to the point where victims can work again. Burn injuries are not only financially expensive, but they also exhaust mental and emotional resources.
Causes Of Burn Injuries
Catastrophic fires are not the only cause of burn injuries. Workers can suffer burns caused by flames from welding torches and other tools. Other causes of burn injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Contact with steam, boiling water, and other hot liquids
- Contact with hot objects at work or at homes, such as cooktops, ovens or any kind of heat-producing tool
- Chemical burns from a wide variety of products, including acids, chlorine, and ammonia
- Electrical burns caused by contact with live wires
Smoke inhalation from fires is sometimes worse than the burn injuries, causing severe lung damage and injury to other internal organs. Whatever the cause of the burn injury, when it was the result of negligence, the injured party may be able to seek compensation. Careless co-workers, employers who fail to provide safety training, the drivers and others could be responsible.
Contact The Burn Injury Lawyers At Goodrich & Geist, P.C., Free Consultation.
If you suffered a burn injury, find out about your rights. Talk to the attorneys at Goodrich and Geist in Pittsburgh to learn how they can help you obtain just compensation. Call 412-766-1455 or contact them online to set up a free consultation. Our Pittsburgh law firm serves seriously injured clients throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Westmoreland County, Washington County, and Erie County.