Did you suffer burn injuries in an accident caused by another person? At Deldar Legal, we hold those parties responsible for the harm caused to others and fight for the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Burns are some of the most painful and scarring injuries that a person can suffer in an accident, and our compassionate personal injury attorneys are here to shoulder the burden of the legal case while you focus on what is most important – your recovery. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.
What Causes a Burn Injury?
There are many different ways that a person can suffer a burn injury in an accident. The most common causes of burn injuries include the following:
- Thermal: These burns are caused by direct contact with an open heat source, such as fire, steam, or boiling liquid. Thermal burn injuries can be caused by accidents involving explosions or fire.
- Electrical: These burn injuries are caused by contact with an electrical current by either touching an exposed wire, swimming in electrified water, or in an equipment accident. Electrical burn injuries are seen most often in construction accidents, swimming or boating accidents, and in locations with the potential for exposed wires.
- Chemical: This type of burn injury is caused by acidic or corrosive chemicals coming into contact with soft tissues, such as skin, eyes, or internal organs. Chemical burn injuries typically happen in workplaces where dangerous chemicals are found or around the home.
Types of Burns
Burn injuries are categorized as either first, second, or third degree burns, and the higher the degree the more serious the damage. Depending on the type and severity of the burn, the true scope of the injury may not fully develop for a day or two. First degree burns are minor and only affect the outermost layer of skin. This degree of burn injury can cause pain and redness for the victim.
Second degree burns are considered moderate burn injuries. It affects the outermost and second layer of the skin. Damage from second degree burns includes blisters, swelling, red and white splotchy skin, severe pain, and scarring. A second degree burn has the potential to cause permanent damage to a victim.
Third degree burns are the most severe and often cause permanent damage. This type of burn injury damages all layers of skin and reaches the fat layer underneath. Burned areas of the body may appear black, brown, or white and can look leathery. Third degree burns can destroy nerve endings, causing substantial pain and eventually the loss of sensation in that part of the body. Third degree burns often require surgery and skin grafts along with extensive recovery periods.
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Have you or a loved one suffered burn injuries in an accident? If so, the expert personal injury attorneys at Deldar Legal are prepared to zealously advocate for your interests and will ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Call the office or contact us today to learn more.