Burn Injuries

Burn injuries happen in a number of different ways including house fires, defective products, riding a motorcycle, at work, an explosion, equipment malfunction, chemicals, or even smoke inhalation. At SW&L Attorneys in Fargo, we can help you or a loved one who may have been burnt in an accident.

Ready To Handle Any Scenario

If a fire occurs in a workplace, home, eating establishment, or any other type of public place, the owner of that particular property or someone negligent in creating the fire could be held liable. If a toddler is burned while at daycare or a child is injured while at school, that particular party could be responsible. If a car starts on fire unexpectedly while you are in the vehicle causing a burn injury, we may take a look at the automobile manufacturer to determine the fault. If you are burned while a passenger in an automobile that is involved in an accident involving carelessness or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your extreme pain and suffering, doctor bills, and lost wages. These are just a few scenarios of which we are here to help if your situation sounds similar. We are ready to handle many burn injury claims from a variety of scenarios including:


Construction workers, contractors, general laborers, and commercial truck drivers who work with flammable materials or transport the same type of materials are at risk for burn injury. If the equipment is not maintained or work is performed in areas that are not well ventilated, accidents can occur. In addition, summertime in North Dakota is the peak season for roofing companies. Roofers face risks from the hot tar and shingling. These are just some of the construction-related burn injury cases that we can help you with.


Severe burn injuries can result from gas explosions where the victim is trapped inside of a building, structure, or piece of equipment. This type of accident does happen in our very own homes, at work, or commercially via work sites. Common causes of explosions causing burn injuries are defective fuel lines, exploding fuel tanks, gas line explosions, live electrical wires, improperly marked electrical wiring, exploding cleaning products, and welding equipment. 

Scalding Injuries

Hot liquids can cause life-threatening burn injuries and are one of the leading causes of burn injuries in children today. These injuries are often caused by immediate and accidental contact with scalding liquids in our very own homes. However, scalding injuries can happen to adults as well. Scalding frequently occurs during routine water usage in homes, apartments, hotels, and motels. Many people don’t think of these situations as potentially happening to them, but sudden water temp changes due to malfunction in thermostats, water heaters, pressure valves, and other equipment do happen to cause scalding injury.

Automobile Accidents

Every vehicle responds differently to a high-impact collision. We like to think that the safety features of every automobile will protect us from injury, but unfortunately, many auto accidents do occur each year in North Dakota that result in a vehicle catching fire, which only increases the risk for a burn injury. Other causes of burn injuries that are automobile-related include fuel tanks leaking or exploding, faulty wiring, leaking fluid from the exhaust, trash or waste ignites, flammable liquid spills, cigarette lighter accidents, or electrical malfunction.

Contact SW&L Attorneys Today

If you have suffered any type of burn injury in North Dakota, call our personal injury attorneys today at 701-297-2890 for a free initial consultation.

Attorney Nathan Severson
Nathan Severson
Attorney Kylee Carlin
Kylee Carlin