Pennsylvania Burn Injury Attorney

Pittsburgh Scarring & Disfigurement Lawyer

Fire burns, chemical burns, electrical burns, lacerations and other injuries are serious injuries which require extensive care which can be physically, emotionally and financially draining. If you or a family member has been injured in a fire, chemical or other type of burn related accident, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney to understand your rights. With over 25 years of legal experience, the personal injury lawyers at Joyce & Bittner have the skills and compassion to assist you. Contact our Pittsburgh law firm to discuss how we can help you.

Recovering from Burns, Dog Bite Injuries and other Facial Injuries

The skin is the body’s defense system. When person suffers a serious injury, such as a burn injury, the skin and muscle tissue is exposed to a much greater risk of serious infection. Injured individuals may require extensive medical treatment to heal the wounded tissue and protect the area from further infection.

Explosions, electrocutions, fires and similar accidents have serious potential to cause death. However, those who survive such accidents will likely not be the same following the accident. In addition to emotional scarring caused by the traumatic accident, individuals involved in such accidents are often covered in severe burns and suffer permanent lung damage. Depending on the level of burn injury, injured individuals may be exposed to serious infection and may require a series of skin graft surgeries to replace the damaged skin tissue. As with the burn injury itself, this process can be excruciating. Severe scarring may remain even after several sessions of plastic surgery. If there is significant scar tissue, physical therapy may be necessary.

The personal injury lawyers at Joyce & Bittner understand that recovering from a burn injury or other serious injury is an agonizing process. Even after the wound has healed, the accident victim may experience emotional trauma from the accident (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD) and from learning how to adjust to a life with severe disfigurement or deformity.

Recovering Compensation for Your Injury

While we recognize that a personal injury lawsuit cannot cure the injury, it can provide compensation to minimize the financial burdens caused by the injury. We consult with various experts to demonstrate the impact of the injury on your life, including short-term and long-term needs. We work to recover full compensation for current and past medical bills, future medical treatment, counseling, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and other economic and non-economic damages.

Helpful Resources for Persons with Burn and Scarring Injuries

  • Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh Burn Center – provides acute injury care to rehabilitation
  • Western Pennsylvania Hospital Burn Center – the largest and most sophisticated burn care facility in the tri-state area and one of the top burn centers in the United States
  • St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Pediatric Burn Center – treats children for burns, smoke inhalation and related illnesses. Only pediatric burn center between Boston and Charleston, S.C.

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury or other disfigurement due to an accident, contact the serious injury attorneys at Joyce & Bittner for a free consultation.