purchase, george & murphey.
purchase, george & murphey.
Almost everyone has suffered from some type of burn injury at some point in their life—burns can occur in a second even when conducting everyday activities and accidentally touching a hot pan on the stove or spilling a cup of steaming hot tea. Not all victims of severe burn injuries are fortunate enough to recover quickly or even at all, however—and the most severe burn injuries can result in permanent disfigurement or death. When a third party’s negligent actions caused the accident that led to your burn injuries, you need a skilled personal injury lawyer to fight for your right to recover full and fair compensation from that negligent party.
The dedicated team of burn injury lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. have decades’ of experience successfully advocating for burn injury victims’ rights in the Pennsylvania courts throughout Erie and Western PA. We take a collaborative approach in representing clients so that you can rest assured that we will build the most innovative and comprehensive strategy for recovering compensation in your case.
Burn injuries, in the medical context, are typically characterized by both type and severity. The primary types of burns include:
Any type of burn can be severe, and the severity of the burn injury will depend upon the length of exposure, as well as the source and intensity of the material that caused the burn. Although all levels of a burn injury can result in severe and lasting consequences, in general, a third-degree burn is the most serious type of burn, and a first-degree burn is typically a less serious injury, as such:
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Burn injury patients usually require extensive care over a long period of time in order to successfully treat a severe burn injury. The available treatments for burn injury victims are, unfortunately, extremely painful and often fail to entirely “cure” the patient—even with extensive skin grafting, reconstructive or cosmetic surgeries. At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., our personal injury lawyers know that our clients who have suffered severe burn injuries may be in unimaginable pain, or can even be unable to return to their previous occupation. This is why we are passionate about working tirelessly in our fight to obtain the maximum compensation award possible in every case, which may include compensation for:
Every burn injury is different, and even a relatively minor first-degree burn can lead to infection and more serious side effects. Our lawyers are here to help win the compensation necessary to make you whole again financially as you struggle to recover physically.
After sustaining a burn injury, you are may have to focus exclusively on your recovery. We understand this. Under Pennsylvania law, you have two years to decide whether to file a lawsuit to recover compensation from the responsible party, so call our offices or fill out this online form, to schedule a free initial consultation with our dedicated team of burn injury lawyers as soon as you are physically able.
For your convenience, we have three office locations located at 2525 W.26th St., Erie, PA 16506, 310 Chestnut St., Suite 111, Meadville, PA 16335 (in the Masonic Building) and 68 East Main Street, North East, PA 16428.
What are the common causes of burn injuries? +
Our years of experience have exposed us to burn injuries that have occurred because of relatively ordinary occurrences, such as a fire or exposure to excessive heat or steam, to those that are rarer. Burn injuries can be caused by chemical explosions, electrocution, or radiation exposure. In some cases, improper wiring or defective products may cause the accident to occur. Most commonly, the simple negligence of a third party is what causes the burn injury in the end—whether by failing to install a smoke detector, follow proper safety standards, place warnings or otherwise. We are dedicated to investigating every burn injury case thoroughly to uncover the root cause of the injury so that we can work to recover compensation for your injuries.
Who can be held financially responsible in a burn injury case? +
The responsible party will depend upon what caused the burn injury. For example, a landlord or building owner can be held liable for failing to install a smoke detector, and the manufacturer of a defective product can be held accountable for an unreasonably safe product. Burns that occur in workplace accidents may require a workers’ compensation claim and additional investigation to determine whether a non-employer party played a role in causing the injuries.
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