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Compensation for Injuries Suffered in Washington Fires and Explosions

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on October 14, 2015

Burning FireBurn injuries from fires and explosions can cause debilitating injuries, permanent disfigurement and disabilities. Someone suffering an injury from a fire or explosion in Seattle can get compensation from the party responsible for the fire. To receive fair compensation, they’ll have to prove that the at-fault party’s negligence lead to the fire that caused their injuries, damages and losses.

 It’s important for victims of fires and explosions to explore legal options because burn injuries are expensive to treat. When someone suffers third-degree burns, for example, all layers of their skin are damaged. In fact, the skin and nerves may be so damaged that it appears white and leathery. Third-degree burns often result in permanent injuries and scarring that aren’t treated easily.

 Deep burns from fires and explosions have a high risk for blood loss, infections, and shock. Burns are open wounds and can let bacteria enter the body, leading to a bloodstream infection. There’s also the danger of hypothermia (low body temperature) or hypovolemia (low blood volume).

 Serious burns from fires and explosions often need surgery, physical therapy, rehabilitation and lifelong assisted care. Besides physical treatment, many victims need support for their emotional needs. Returning to normalcy can prove difficult after suffering permanent disfigurement. Many victims of serious burns struggle to return to work.

 This is why it is important for victims of burn injuries to get compensation for their immediate and future medical bills, but also for future treatments, care, and their pain and suffering. An experienced Seattle burn injury lawyer will be able to help burn victims and their families get compensation they need for their significant losses.

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