Connecticut Burn Injury Attorneys

Hartford, New Haven & New London Areas

McCoy & McCoy, Attorneys At Law

Burn Injury Lawyers in the Connecticut Area

Fighting for the full and fair compensation of burn victims
Severe burns are agonizing for victims while the skin is healing. It can take months for skin and muscle to recover from deep burns. During that time, you may require hospitalization, constant medical attention, multiple surgeries and skin grafts. Furthermore, burn injuries weaken the immune system, making you more susceptible to infection and other illnesses.
Disfigurement is common among burn victims and may induce lifelong emotional distress and inhibit your abilities to interact normally in society, find gainful employment and establish new relationships. Find out how a burn accident lawyer in CT can help you.

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Seeking Compensation for Burn Injury Victims in Hartford, New Haven, New London CT Areas
If you are seeking compensation for a burn injury in Hartford, New Haven, New London CT areas, McCoy & McCoy is here to help you. There are few injuries that involves as much pain and suffering as burn injuries. Burn injury victims not only have to deal with excruciating pain, but they also have to deal with long-term suffering such as permanent scarring and impaired movement. Most commonly, burn injuries stem from incidents involving hot water, steam, or chemicals. If the burn injuries were the result of another party's negligence, then the victim should contact a Connecticut burn injury attorney today to seek compensation for various damages. If you are a victim of a burn injury that was caused by another party's negligence, it is crucial that you seek legal help from a ct burn injury lawyer.

How to treat a burn Injury

Burn injuries can be mild, moderate or severe.First-degree burns are considered mild and can usually be treated at home because they usually only damage the outermost layer of the skin (epidermis). Although painful, first-degree burns do not require extensive medical attention unless a large portion of the victim’s body is covered or major joints are affected.

First -Degree Burns

First-degree burns can be treated by running cool (not cold) water over it for several minutes. Do not put ice on the injury. Cooling the burn will reduce pain and swelling. If the burn is persistently painful, you may take an over-the-counter painkiller like Aspirin or Advil. 

First-degree burns usually heal within one or two weeks of the initial damages, but may increase the victim’s likelihood of developing skin cancer later in life.

Second-Degree Burns

Second-degree burns may be treated as mild burns, unless a large portion of the victim’s body is covered by the injury. Second-degree burns affect the epidermis and second layer of the skin – the superficial (papillary) dermis. Also called superficial partial thickness burns, second-degree burns are identifiable by redness, swelling, blanches and clear blisters.

To treat a second-degree burn, you may allow cool water to run over it for a short amount of time. Like a first-degree burn, cooling the injury may help reduce pain and swelling. If necessary, you may apply a cool compress (made with damp cloth) to the injury. A cool compress allows heat to escape the injury and reduces pain and swelling.

Second-degree burns may take several weeks to heal. Because second-degree burns do not involve nerve damage, they can be extremely painful.

Third-Degree Burns

Third-degree burns are very serious – even life-threatening. Third-degree burns extend through the entirety of the dermis and are identifiable by their stiff texture and brown coloring and may feel dry and leathery to the touch.

If you encounter a third-degree burn victim, do not attempt to remove any clothing touching the burn. Call for medical help immediately. To treat a third-degree burn victim, elevate the injury above the victim’s heart. Third-degree burns may cause the victim to go into shock. It is imperative that ice is never applied to a major burn.

Fourth-Degree Burns

Fourth-degree burns extend through all layers of the skin and may involve damage to muscles, tissue, ligaments, fat and bones. Fourth-degree burns are painless and may appear charred or black. Major burns (third- and fourth-degree injuries) may result in severe impairment, amputation and significant scarring. In extreme cases, major burns may cause gangrene and death. It is crucial to have a burn accident lawyer on your side to seek the maximum amount of compensation while you recover.

Consult a burn injury Lawyer at McCoy & McCoy

Have you suffered a preventable burn injury? You may be entitled to financial compensation.

At McCoy & McCoy, we are wholeheartedly committed to helping burn accident victims collect the money they need for past, present and future medical bills, doctor’s visits, medical supplies, missed wages and other injury-related expenses.

Serious injuries may leave burn victims with decreased work potential and other permanent complications. If you or a loved one has sustained a burn injury at work, in a car accident or another situation caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence, a burn accident lawyer from our firm can help you file a claim for the full and fair compensation you need and deserve.

Our principal lawyer, Frank McCoy Jr., is certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy – a distinction that fewer than 0.5 percent of all Connecticut lawyers have earned.

Call us today to speak with a burn accident lawyer, or complete a free case evaluation form to get a prompt response regarding your unique case.