Did you know? Burn injuries extend beyond touching a hot pan or a flame. With over one million burn injuries reported in the United States every year, some considered life-threatening, special attention must be given to cases where injuries are a result of careless or irresponsible behavior. Thus, when you have a serious burn injury, you might be entitled to compensation.
Types Of Burn Injuries
To better understand the classification of burn injuries, consider the following types of severe burn injuries:
- Chemical Burns:
- When substances containing acid come in contact with skin during a chemical burn, individuals typically require special medical attention to prevent additional damage to skin.
- Electrical Burns:
- While electrical burns may appear fine initially, immediate medical attention is highly recommended. This is because the extent of these burns cannot be judged from the outside.
- Radiological Burns:
- Caused by radiation, these types of burns are rare, and requires decontamination as treatment.
- Thermal Burns:
- When a flame, hot liquid, hot glass, hot coals, or an explosion damages the skin tissues, this is a thermal burn.
Damage from a serious burn injury is beyond skin deep. Consequences may include infection, scarring, disfigurement, dehydration, hypothermia, nerve damage, and even emotional and psychological damage. In some cases, burns may place enough stress on the body to cause fluid build-up in the lungs and shortness of breath. This condition is referred to as ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome), and can be fatal.
Depending on the event that led to your burn injury, you may even be at risk to develop additional medical problems. Thus, if you’ve experienced a serious burn injury, you should contact a personal injury lawyer that understands burn injuries and can fight for justice in your case.
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