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Maritime Burn Injuries

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Maritime Burn Injury Lawyers

Offshore Burn Attorneys Fighting for Injured Maritime Workers

According to a CDC study from 2013, offshore work is some of the most dangerous work in the United States. Despite being surrounded by hundreds of miles of ocean, one of the most common injuries an offshore worker can suffer is a burn injury. Working on an oil rig, on a shipping vessel, or even on a tugboat can expose seamen to volatile chemicals, explosion hazards, and more. Hundreds of maritime workers suffer severe burns every year, forcing them to incur serious medical costs while putting them out of work.

One of the most catastrophic injuries that can occur in a maritime accident is a burn injury. If you suffered a burn injury during a maritime accident, it is vital to contact a top-rated maritime burn injury lawyer as quickly as possible. Arnold & Itkin LLP has helped hundreds of injured seamen advocate for their rights, including those who have suffered serious burn injuries while working offshore.

To learn more about how our maritime burn injury attorneys can help you, call (888) 493-1629. Your consultation is free and confidential, and we can answer all of your questions.

Common Causes of Maritime Burn Injuries

Experienced maritime workers know that fires can ignite in most offshore environments. These incidents can lead to severe burn injuries.

Common causes of offshore burn injuries include:

  • Contact with hazardous chemicals: highly flammable chemicals can cause severe burns.
  • Electrical accident: electrical equipment can spark a fire.
  • Engine room on fire: malfunctions in engine room can cause an explosion or fire.
  • Equipment malfunctions: hazardous equipment can cause a fire.
  • Explosions: highly flammable chemicals used for vessels or onboard equipment can result in serious explosions.

Types of Burn Injuries a Maritime Worker Can Experience

There are several degrees of burn injuries depending on the severity of the burn. Burn injuries can be caused by extreme heat, electricity, chemicals, radiation, or friction. Any of these burn hazards are present on seafaring vessels or offshore rigs.

Burn injuries can range from mild to life-altering burns, including:

  • First-degree burn: This is usually a surface burn that does not necessarily require medical attention, but may cause irritation and pain.
  • Second-degree burn: This is a more severe burn that may cause blisters and may extend below the surface. Healing can take a few weeks.
  • Third & fourth-degree burn: These burns are the most serious types of burn injuries because they extend through the entire layer of tissue that lies below the surface layer. This layer contains structures, such as nerve endings, sweat glands, hair follicles, and blood capillaries. These burn injuries are much more severe and will require a longer healing process and more medical attention.

Serious Burn Injury Complications

Severe burn injuries can lead to serious complications if not treated properly.

Third- or fourth-degree burn complications include:

  • Hypothermia resulting from the loss of body heat due to the damaged skin
  • Hypovolemia resulting from damaged blood vessels causing your body to lose blood and other bodily fluids
  • Infections resulting from the lack of protective barriers due to the damaged skin
  • Joint difficulties can result from the build-up of scar tissue
  • Sepsis can result from an infection—this is a life-threatening condition

Hospitalization costs for catastrophic burns can run into the six-figure range. This is why it is vital to contact an attorney as soon as possible to recover financial compensation for your injuries. Suffering these injuries without support can destabilize your future, and the sooner you get in contact with a maritime burn injury lawyer, the better your chances of achieving the best possible outcome for your case.

Contact Our Maritime Burn Injury Attorneys at (888) 493-1629

Arnold & Itkin has helped hundreds of injured people recover billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. We are committed to providing the best possible outcome for our clients, and as a result, we have secured record-setting verdicts on their behalf. We are the most recognized maritime burn injury lawyers in the country and are proud to help clients receive the financial support they need to take care of themselves.

Contact our maritime burn injury attorneys today for a free case review: . Learn your options, and let’s see how we can help you rebuild and move on with your life.

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