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Burn Injury Types: A Breakdown

treating a burn injury - burn injury typesBurn injuries are catastrophic because of the long-term impact they can have on your health and physical appearance. It’s essential to recognize what types of burn injuries exist to understand how they can occur. You can use this knowledge to help determine who is responsible for the injuries you sustain.

Chemical

Chemical burns often occur in various occupations where certain harsh irritants are present. Many of the chemical burns occur when your skin encounters acid, chlorine, bleach, ammonia, or other strong chemicals. Battery acid and specific cleaners can also cause harm. It’s vital to get treatment quickly, which starts with rinsing the burn area and then pursuing medical attention.

Thermal

Thermal burns are some of the most common because they occur any time you touch a hot item or a flame. For instance, you may suffer a thermal burn if a waiter or waitress spills hot coffee or soup on you. Thermal burns can also arise after touching a hot pan or appliance, or from a fire.

Friction

Friction burns occur when your skin rubs harshly and repeatedly against a tough surface. One cause of a friction burn would be a motorcycle accident. What many call road rash is a friction burn that removes layers of your skin should you slide on the cement after a crash.

Electrical

If you ever encounter faulty wiring or problems where electric currents are a problem, you can suffer an electrical burn. These types of burns may show symptoms on your skin, but they can also impact your internal organs as the electric current goes through your body. You may suffer problems with muscles and tissues, which can have a significantly negative impact on you in the future.

In any instance, when a burn injury is the result of someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation. Our personal injury attorneys at Lowe Law Group will be by your side to help you pursue justice and hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.

Call us today to discuss your potential case: (801) 900-4681.

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