Burn Victim:

Common occurrences include:

House Fires
Motor Vehicle Fires
Scalding Hot Liquids Spilled or Splashed
Chemical & Thermal Burns
Workplace and Construction Site Accidents
Boating Collisions or Engine Fires
Accidents Aboard a Cruise Ship

Serious burns can be internal or external and also result from less ordinary events, such as:

Serious Industrial Accidents
Gasoline Spills & Explosions
Electrical Burns
Inhaling Smoke or Toxic Chemicals
Injuries Due to Product Defects

Connecting your accident to the responsible party is central to pleading your catastrophic injury case. By identifying and working with subject-matter experts—including critical care surgeons, burn reconstruction specialists and psychiatrists—Lipcon, Margulies and Alsina's personal injury attorneys have developed highly effective methods for representing victims of catastrophic burns.


Burns are classified as first, second or third-degree, depending on how deep and severe they penetrate the skin surface. The treatment for a burn is influenced by its degree.

First Degree Burns: First degree burns affect only the skin surface, also known as the epidermis. The burn site often is red, painful and dry. Sunburn is a good example of a first degree burn.

Second Degree Burns: Second Degree Burns penetrate the skin surface and involve the next lawyer of skin tissue known as the dermis. The burn site is often red, blistered, swollen and painful. These burns are frequently caused by scalding injuries from hot fluids, flames and brief skin contact with a hot object.

Third Degree Burns: Third Degree Burns are deep burns that destroy the outer and inner skin protections. In these burns the epidermis and dermis tissue is destroyed. Often times in a third degree burn in addition to skin damage, bones, tendons and muscles are also injured. The skin appears to be white or charred. In a third degree burn nerve tissue is also damaged causing varying amounts of pain. Like second degree burns, third degree burns are frequently caused by a scalding liquid, skin that comes into contact with a hot object, flames and electrical or chemical contact.

Burns are also classified by the agent or substance that caused injury to the skin. The treatment of a burn is also influenced by the substance that caused it.

Thermal Burns: These burns are caused by flames, contact or coming into close proximity with heat from fire, steam, hot liquids or other hot objects.

Chemical Burns: These burns are caused by skin contact with caustic chemical substances.

Electrical Burns: These burns are caused by electric current, lightening, electricity or electrocution.

Radiation Burns: These burns are frequently caused by ultraviolet rays from the sun and nuclear sources.