If you have had a burn injury then you know the pain, destruction, and scarring that burning your skin can result in. This is where a burn injury lawyer like Shoop comes in: We can help you get the compensation you deserve to help cover the costs of getting treatment as well as compensation for any physical and psychological anguish.
How Do Burns Occur
Burn injuries are a serious matter and can result in lifelong complications. If you’ve got a burn injury, it’s important to get the right treatment as soon as possible.
There are three main ways that burns can happen:
- Fire or scalding (hot liquids)
- Electrical current
- Chemical exposure
What Are The Different types of burns
There are different types of burns, each of which has its own causes and symptoms:
- First-degree burns:
These are minor burns that affect only the outermost layer of skin (the epidermis). They happen when you get a sunburn or touch something hot. They are characterized by redness and mild pain, but not much swelling or blisters. They don’t hurt much and don’t last for long.
- Second-degree burns:
These are more serious than first-degree burns because they involve injury to both the epidermis and the dermis—the deeper layer of skin below it.You get these from touching something that is too hot for a long time, like holding an iron on your hand for too long or holding a candle too close to your skin. The area around a second-degree burn will likely appear red or pink from blood rushing into it; there may be swelling or blisters; and it may make noises when pressed on (this is called crepitus). A second-degree burn should be treated as soon as possible to prevent infection and scarring.
- Third degree burns:
These are even more serious than second degree burns because they’ve damaged all three layers of your skin—epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. Third-degree burns are very painful, but they generally heal quickly unless they’re on your face or hands (which take longer).
If you or a loved one have a burn injury of any significant degree, or have been hurt by someone else, it is very important to talk with a Burn Attorney such as Shoop. You should also visit a Burn Center, as your recovery time is going to be extended.