What are the Different Types of Burn Injuries?

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The suffering that comes with having burn injuries is beyond comprehension. If the injuries are serious enough, they can leave a permanent psychological scar on the victim in addition to physical ones. In addition, the severity of the nerve damage from a burn injury may be severe or, even worse, they could hamper their physical functionality. Is this something that has happened to you? The lawyers at Husain Law will be able to help you. 

Let’s first take a proper look at the different kinds of burn injuries. 

Four kinds of burns:

The type of burn injury and its severity are often determining factors in burn injury claims. First-degree burns, second-degree burns, third-degree burns, and fourth-degree burns are the four main types of burn injuries. 

First-degree burns don’t cause much damage and just affect the epidermis, which is the outer layer of skin. Burns of the second degree affect the epidermis or a portion of the dermis. Third and fourth-degree burns are substantially more severe than first and second-degree burns and impact deeper tissues, as the names imply. The effects of a fourth-degree burn can even reach the muscles and bones.

Sources of burn injuries:

There are numerous other ways that someone can sustain a burn injury, and the injuries aren’t always linked to fire and heat. Although those types of burns are the most frequent, one can also receive burns from friction, thermal, electric, chemical, or radioactive sources. As is obvious, electric burns are injuries sustained when a person comes into touch with something electrical. The most frequent types of burns are thermal and chemical, which occur when chemicals come into contact with your skin. Do you recall how frequently your chemistry teachers cautioned you to avoid acids while working in the lab? The same is true for radiation burns, which happen when you come into touch with radioactive substances. And if your skin scrapes against a rough surface, friction burns may result. 

Final thoughts:

Getting medical help is the most important thing you can do after suffering a burn injury. If the injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should seek the assistance of an expert burn injury lawyer. Once you have finished receiving treatment and have recovered, it’s time to start considering your legal options. Hiring a lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to.