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We Are an Experienced Team of Burn Injury Attorneys

Morrow & Sheppard LLP is privileged to represent injured persons who suffer serious burn injuries as the result of another party’s wrongful conduct or negligence. Southeast Texas residents who have suffered burn injuries caused by the negligence of another person or party need to understand their legal options and should consider speaking with a reliable Houston burn injury lawyer to learn more. Failing to discuss your legal rights may result in them being jeopardized by a corporation, employer, or insurance company.

U.S. Fire Statistics

There are nearly a half million burn injuries every year, according to the American Burn Association. Nearly 50,000 people require hospitalization yearly as a result of fires.

Between 3,000 and 4,000 people die in fires every year. Most die in residential fires, but hundreds die in vehicle crash fires or in industrial explosions.

Aside from physical and emotional scars, complications from burns include:

  • Blood loss;
  • Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
  • Infections including tetanus;
  • Hypothermia – dangerously low body temperature;
  • Hypovolemia – too much blood loss; and
  • Shock.

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Common Causes of Fire

According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking equipment is leading cause of home fire injuries and home structure fires. Other causes of fire include:

  • Appliances
  • Chemicals and gases
  • Consumer products such as surge protectors, extension cords, and consumer electronics
  • Electrical wiring and components
  • Equipment failure, especially work-related heavy machinery and electrical equipment
  • Explosions

If you were harmed in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, you may seek compensation for your injuries by hiring a seasoned Houston burn injury lawyer. Morrow & Sheppard LLP is a premier plaintiff’s rights law firm located in Houston, TX and has helped many clients obtain the financial compensation they deserve for their injuries throughout Texas. A free, confidential legal consultation is available to discuss the specifics of your case.

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What Causes Chemical Burns?

When most people think of burns, they think of fire. But exposure to certain chemicals and substances can also result in severe burn injuries. This frequently occurs in the context of work injuries.

Common sources of chemical burns include:

  • Ammonia

  • Bleach

  • Car battery acid

  • Chlorine

  • Cleaning products

  • Dimethyl sulfate

  • Hydrochloric acid

  • Hydrogen peroxide

  • Hydrofluoric acid

  • Lye

  • Lime

  • Silver nitrate

  • Sulfuric acid

  • Sulfur mustard

Chemical burns can result in several symptoms, including:

  • Arrhythmia

  • Blood pressure drops

  • Cough or shortness of breath

  • Dizziness

  • Headache

  • Heart attack

  • Stroke

Types of Burn Injuries

Burns are classified by degree:

  • First Degree – only the outer layer of skin (epidermis) is affected. It is usually red and very painful; healing may occur in days or weeks; the skin dies and peels away; the injured party may be hospitalized for pain and fluid imbalance.
  • Second Degree – epidermis and dermis involved; pink or red; painful; appears wet; wound blanches (turns white) when touched; may be loss of sensation; skin grafting may be required; takes weeks, months, or longer to heal.
  • Third Degree – all layers of skin are destroyed; tissue below the skin is affected; areas will appear black or white; will be dry, not wet; will not blanch; injury too severe to feel immediate pain.
  • Fourth Degree – burn extends into muscle and bone.

All types of burn injuries have the potential to leave victims prone to the risk of nerve damage, shock, and infections. For this reason, it is always a good idea to seek medical treatment immediately after sustaining a burn injury. After receiving medical treatment, contact a personal injury attorney in Houston, TX. He or she will take a look at the specifics of your case and advise you on how to best move forward with an injury claim.

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No Fee Unless We Win

At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we understand the hardships injured offshore workers or victims and their loved ones face as they try to heal and make sense of their accident. That’s why we work on a contingency-fee basis, which means no fee unless we win your case. Our fee is a percentage of the verdict or settlement we obtain for you.

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Burn Injury Treatments

Treatment for burns depends on their extent and nature, but may include:

  • Counseling;
  • Lifecare including admission to a nursing home or other care facility;
  • Medicine;
  • Physical therapy;
  • Rehabilitation; and
  • Surgery including skin grafts.

Discuss Your Legal Options with a Houston Burn Injury Attorney

Burn injuries almost always result in serious injury or death. If your burn injury was caused by the negligence of another person or a company, you may be entitled to compensation.

Contact us now for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I worked with Nick Morrow, John Sheppard, Daniel Sheppard, Patrick McGinnis, and Chris West on my maritime injury case. These guys were incredible. I was injured badly working on a tugboat, and was forced to leave my career. These lawyers assured me I had a right to recover damages under the Jones Act, even when several other lawyers turned down my case. Morrow & Sheppard went above and beyond. They took on costs like hiring expensive experts and taking depositions so that I could be in the best position to prove my case. I watched them handle every excuse the defense lawyers threw at me, and ultimately forced the defendant’s hand in to paying me what I deserved. Morrow & Sheppard always kept me informed and up to date on my case, and developed a personal relationship with me. I would give them the highest recommendation. I still keep in touch with them, and look forward to seeing them whenever I pass through Houston.read more
Brent Lamb
Brent L.
19:50 18 Nov 19
Morrow & Sheppard helped me when my employer breached my contract. They took the case from start to finish, and won our trial. If you’ve been injured or wronged at work, call Morrow & Sheppard.read more
Ky Evans
Ky E.
22:53 14 Nov 19
I suffered a work injury when the work vehicle I was riding in was involved in an accident with another car. Morrow & Sheppard took my case and won a great settlement for me. If you need a work injury attorney, I highly recommend Morrow & Sheppard.read more
Dinah Rincon
Dinah R.
00:39 12 Nov 19
These guys were there when I needed help and advisement..Don’t waste your money or time going elsewhere..thank you Nick and thank you to Chris also..great peopleread more
Steven Kemp
Steven K.
14:43 05 Jan 19
Nick Morrow and John Sheppard are the best. I was paralyzed in a work injury. Several other lawyers turned down my case. Morrow & Sheppard hired expensive experts, took dozens of depositions, and proved my case. I saw them in court against a team of defense lawyers, and the defense lawyers didn’t stand a chance. Morrow & Sheppard took my case all the way when nobody else would. Now my family is set up for life. Throughout the process, they kept me updated and made me feel like I was more than a number. I still talk to Nick to this day. Morrow & Sheppard exceeded my expectations in every way, and I cannot recommend them enough. If you are injured at work, call Morrow & Sheppard.read more
jeff holloway
jeff H.
23:20 17 Oct 18
John Sheppard and Nick Morrow were two of the brightest stars in my law school class and my class of lawyers at Fulbright & Jaworski, one of the most elite and prestigious law firms in Houston and Texas. I have known both of them for well over a decade now and throughout that time they have both always lived up to the highest standards of intellect, tenacity, and professionalism. They are both winners. If you need a Houston lawyer who will stand up for your rights and get you the justice you deserve, I wholeheartedly recommend Morrow & Sheppard. read more
Holt Lackey
Holt L.
20:39 17 Jul 15
John Sheppard, with Morrow & Sheppard LLP, is brilliant. On more than one occasion, he successfully represented various affiliated companies I was part of. John is very diligent, thorough and fights hard for righteousness. There were numerous times that he helped us through extremely difficult moments. John is very professional, responsive and respectful. I highly endorse Morrow and Sheppard LLP for legal representation and/or legal assistance needs. read more
Don Knight
Don K.
21:19 15 Jul 15
My experience with John, at Morrow and Sheppard, during my company’s litigation was better than I could have imagined (considering the circumstances of being involved in litigation). What stood out to me the most, was John’s tenacity in preparation. I later realized this came from two places, one he didn’t want to lose and two (and most importantly) he CARED so much about me getting justice. I cannot stress this enough, when you are dealing with a lawyer that truly cares, then all of the other stresses I had around the case seemed to go away. I was always kept up to date with what was going on in our case, and he always made it very clear he was just an email or call away! In addition to these attributes, he also knows the law and is willing to fight for what is right! It would be tough to find another lawyer that is as highly effective, skilled, knowledgeable, ethical and has such an impeccable reputation (which is well deserved). I would recommend Morrow and Sheppard to anyone seeking out a law firm, in the event they needed counsel.read more
Brian R
Brian R
16:04 14 Jul 15
Nick and John are a great team. They are both honest, trustworthy and have a tenacious work ethic on behalf of their clients. They stand behind these qualities, having left partnerships at great law firms to commit 100% to achieving results for individuals and businesses. They will fight for you and I'm proud to call them clients and friends.read more
Jim Bell
Jim B.
13:58 13 Jul 15
John and Nick are outstanding lawyers. They are both extremely sharp, skilled, hard-working, and passionate about what they do. I would highly recommend either of them to anyone looking for high-level service that also happens to be affordable.read more
Will Moore
Will M.
22:08 10 Jul 15
Morrow & Sheppard would be my first call for legal assistance. I have known Nick Morrow for years and I cannot say enough positive things about him. He is smart, dedicated, ethical, dependable, and very thorough with every client. I would strongly recommend this firm to anyone looking for top of the line legal assistance. read more
Anne Louise Conway
Anne Louise C.
15:28 24 Jun 15
Morrow & Sheppard LLP is an outstanding law firm. I have known Nick Morrow for many years. He is honest, hardworking, and very attentive to his clients. I could not recommend him enough for your legal needs. read more
Caroline Bean
Caroline B.
21:25 23 Jun 15
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