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Houston Burn Injury Attorneys

Many burn victims, who suffered serious injuries, experience emotional and physical trauma as they adjust to life with permanent scars and other injuries. They are faced with a long, difficult recovery that often includes numerous surgeries, painful medical treatment, and physical therapy.

At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we are privileged to represent burn victims throughout the United States with a focus in Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. Residents and workers 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 an experienced Houston burn injury lawyer to get the care and financial support they need. Failing to discuss your legal rights may result in them being jeopardized by a corporation, employer, or insurance company.

Why Choose Morrow & Sheppard LLP?

  • Many Multi-Million Dollar Burn Injury Cases Won
  • Help With All Types of Burn Injuries
  • A Track Record of Success
  • No Fee Unless We Win!


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Types of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are very common in the South region of the United States. According to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, in 2017, there were about 460,000 emergency department visits relating to fire, burn, and explosion incidents throughout the country.

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

Burn injuries 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. If you or a loved one have recently suffered a burn injury, it is important that you contact a Houston burn injury attorney as soon as possible. They will take a look at the specifics of your case and advise you on how to best move forward with an injury claim.

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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Common Causes of Burn Injuries

  • Workplace Accidents: Workers are often exposed to open flame, sparks, electrical currents and a variety of other heat sources, as well as flammable and corrosive chemicals and gases. They usually cause burn injury or death.
  • Maritime Accidents: Seamen abroad vessels are often at risk of serious burn injuries caused by defective or dangerous equipment, vessel unseaworthiness, and negligence by employers, vessel owners, or fellow workers.
  • Industrial Accidents: Operating with hot metals, unsafe equipment, or other chemical substances can often result in burns.
  • Oil Refinery Fires: When workers are operating in oil refineries, their risk of being exposed to toxic chemicals, explosions or fires is increased.
  • Oil Rig Explosions: Working on an offshore oil rig is extremely dangerous and puts workers at risk of suffering serious burn injuries by chemical burns, fires, or explosions.
  • 18-Wheeler Accidents: Semi-trailers carrying dangerous materials such as highly flammable liquids, toxic chemicals, and petroleum can cause fires and explosions during crashes and improper maintenance.

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Burn Injury Treatments

Burn victims will need medical care immediately after a fire or an explosion occurs. Cooling through water or ice can minimize the burn depth and pain, but over-cooling can lead to hypothermia. Pain-reliving medications and bandages are generally enough for minor burns. For serious burns, additional treatment is needed; it depends on their extent and nature but may include:

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

Modern medical advances have much more likely to result in surviving burn injuries and treatments. Flap and skin grafting procedures can heal a wide range of wounds to improve the quality of living for burn victims. Their quality of life will decrease significantly because they are permanently disfigured and have pain for the rest of their lives.

Discuss Your Legal Options with a Houston Burn Injury Attorney

If you were involved in a serious fire or explosion incident, you must work with an experienced Houston burn lawyer to discuss your legal options. At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we have handled more than a billion dollars on behalf of our clients throughout the United States. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us today! You don’t pay us unless we win your case.

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22:53 14 Nov 19
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14:43 05 Jan 19
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