Montana Burn Injury Lawyers
Representing Burn Victims in Catastrophic Injury Lawsuits
Of all the catastrophic personal injuries, burns can be the most excruciating and painful for the victim. Burn injury victims often have to endure surgery, skin grafts, and protracted rehabilitation. Many burn victims are injured in oil rig accidents and other workplace accidents involving explosions, fires, scalding, and electrocution. These victims often suffer permanent damage and disfigurement which not only causes excruciating pain, but also results in scarring, nerve damage, and limited mobility.
At Hoyt & Blewett PLLC, we’ve been advocating for victims of burn injuries since 1985, and our Montana injury lawyers are dedicated to seeking true justice for our clients. If your burn injuries were caused by the negligence of another person or organization, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses. With millions won for our clients over the years, we believe that our results speak for themselves.
Contact our Montana burn injury attorneys at (406) 233-1302 today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are at least 1.1 million burn injuries in the U.S. that require immediate medical attention every year – and of those burn injury victims, 4,500 will die. There are many different causes for burn injuries, and not all of them are linked to negligence. However, when another party has failed to consider your safety and exercise the “duty of care” required to protect you from a fire, you could have grounds to receive compensation for your financial, physical, and emotional losses.
Some of the most common causes of fire and burn injuries that can be linked back to wrongdoing:
- Defective or malfunctioning products
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Missing fire safety equipment in a building or workspace
- Occupational hazards (particularly in industrial occupations like oil rig work, construction, and manufacturing)
- Intentional fires (arson)
What Are the Consequences of Burn Injuries?
Fires always have the potential to seriously injure and disfigure human beings, so physicians categorize the level of fire damage into “degrees,” with a first degree burn being the least serious and a third- or fourth-degree burn posing a substantial threat to the victim’s life. Depending on the degree of the burn, you may need immediate hospitalization and surgery, as well as a long recovery and rehabilitation process. Those with third-degree burns or higher often need skin grafts, organ transfer, and plastic surgery.
Some of the most common medical consequences associated with serious burns:
- Bacterial bloodstream infections and sepsis
- Dehydration and fluid loss
- Bone and joint problems
- Muscle and bone damage
- Scar tissue and disfigurement
- Organ tissue damage
- Breathing problems from hot air and smoke intake
- Hypothermia (low body temperature)
Bakken Oil Boom: How Oil Workers Risk Serious Burn Injuries
Montana’s economy has benefited tremendously from the Bakken oil boom in eastern Montana. However, many of the same oil field jobs that have been created in the Bakken are dangerous and completely unregulated by federal and state safety officials. As a result of these dangerous conditions, some workers have suffered horrific injuries in the Bakken oil fields. Among the most devastating and catastrophic injuries that can occur in the Bakken fields are burn injuries. The combination of heavy equipment and an under-regulated work environment creates a high risk of industrial fires and burn injuries for oil field workers.
If you have suffered burn injuries while working in the Bakken oil field, you should consult with a lawyer to determine whether you are entitled to compensation. Many burn injuries will be covered by workers’ compensation; however, a burn injury victim may also be able to assert an injury claim against a third party as well. Due to the numerous legal entities that operate at most job sites in the Bakken oil fields, it is possible that another entity may be responsible for paying the damages that are suffered by burn injury victims.
Contact a Burn Injury Attorney Today
Our Montana burn injury attorneys at Hoyt & Blewett PLLC have represented burn victims who have been injured in oil rig accidents, auto accidents, and accidents involving defective products. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury in Great Falls or anywhere in Montana, we will work diligently on your behalf to maximize your recovery.
Our firm handles burn injury claims on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no fee unless we obtain compensation for your burn injuries. Please contact us for a free consultation.
The Montana law firm Hoyt & Blewett PLLC and our personal injury attorneys abide by the highest legal and professional standards in our work for our clients.
If you are confronted with an unfortunate and traumatic personal injury or wrongful death, you will want to be able to depend on your attorney to provide the most thorough respect and attention to your case.
From their office in Great Falls, Hoyt & Blewett PLLC serves injured clients throughout Montana including Great Falls, Helena, Missoula, Billings, Kalispell, Bozeman, Butte, Anaconda, and Sidney.