Obstacles Faced by Burn Injury Victims

Woodland Hills, CA (PressExposure) October 08, 2009 -- Burn injuries account for approximately 2.4 million injuries every year. This statistic is hardly surprising to burn injury attorney Robert A. Brenner who has been representing victims with personal injury claims since starting his law practice in 1975. Brenner talks about his experience dealing with individuals suffering from the ailments of living with severe burns.

“Luckily, the U.S. has a couple hundred burn care centers that specialize in treating burn injuries. There are some really amazing medical care specialists and life-saving procedures that can help burn victims live a more comfortable life,” said Brenner. Brenner specializes in handling burn injury cases and is the founder of the Web site http://www.Burnsurvivor.com. Brenner’s site provides a list of burn injury care centers located around the U.S.

Brenner’s knowledge of burn injuries has helped him understand the nature of his client’s injuries. Brenner’s Web site helps others understand burn injuries as well. The site attributes burn injuries as the second leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. Brenner’s site also reports that every year approximately 75,000 people require hospitalization for burn injuries. While not all cases are severe enough to necessitate hospitalization, 650,000 individuals require medical treatment.

Burn injuries range in severity from first degree burns to third degree burns. Third degree burns are the most severe and require medical treatment. “Burn injuries are not only painful, but scarring can often cause a burn victim to become embarrassed or self-conscious,” said Brenner. Brenner describes the various medical options a burn injury victim may undergo. “Depending on the severity, an individual may need a dermabrasion or a skin graft. These surgical procedures, of course, are costly.”

Many of Brenner’s burn injury clients sustained their injuries in a work-related accident. Individuals that work as automobile mechanics, electrical engineers, and machinists are often at risk of a burn injury. Some of the most common causes include electrocution, defective products, and thermal burns. According to Brenner, in these situations, employees may receive workers’ compensation benefits for their injuries.

Other monetary recovery may also be possible. “There are cases where a victim can also recover a monetary award from a third party even though they cannot sue their employer for their burn injuries,” said Brenner.

Brenner briefly talks about other ways burn injury victims can recovery for their injury. “It really is unfortunate when someone’s carelessness or a manufacturer’s creation of a defective product causes life-altering injuries to someone.” Burn victims may receive compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost income. “Fortunately,” said Brenner, “the law allows people to recover compensation for injuries caused by someone else. Otherwise, many burn victims would not be able to afford essential medical treatment.”

About Burn Injury Law Firm

Robert A. Brenner earned a J.D. from Whittier College, Beverly School of Law. Benner is an active member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he has been selected as a Super Lawyer for the last five years. Brenner is also the founder of http://www.Catastrophicinjury.com and http://www.Burnsurvivor.com

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Press Release Submitted On: October 08, 2009 at 3:48 am
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