Burn Injury Lawyer

The Skiver Law Firm, represents the legal rights and goals of injured victims of a burn injury or other personal injury accident or incident in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Central Arizona.


When an individual is subjected to burn injuries, it may be one of the most painful types injuries he or she will experience in their lifetime.

Depending upon the degree of the burns, the burn victim may be further subjected to multiple surgeries, scaring or disfigurment, constant levels of residual pain, limited use or motion of the burn area, or even death.

Common Casues of Burn Injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Auto Accident/ Car Crash, and Air Bag Burns;
  • Motor Vehicle Fires;
  • Building Fires;
  • Chemical Burns;
  • Defective Product Burns;
  • Hot Liquid, Scalding;
  • Household Fires;
  • Electrical Accident Burns;
  • Flammable Materials (Clothing);
  • Flammable Liquids;
  • Fume Ignitions;
  • Gas Explosions;
  • Gasoline Spills;
  • Industrial Accidents;
  • Radiation Burns;
  • Water Heater Fires;

The three different degrees of burns include:

  1. First degree burns are called superficial burns and damage only the outer layer of skin. The burn is red, painful and dry with no blisters. A mild sunburn is a first degree burn;
  2. Second degree burns are called partial thickness burns and involve both the outer layer of skin, and part of the dermis, or second layer of skin. The burn is red, painful, and involves blistering;
  3. Third degree burns are called full thickness burns and destroy the first and second layers of skin and may even damage the underlying bones, muscles, and tendons. The burn is white, leathery or charred. There is often no pain because the nerve endings in the tissue are destroyed by the burn.