Different Types of Burn Injuries

Burn Injury Attorney

Burn injuries are classified according to the severity and type of burn. The type of burn may vary depending on what substance caused the injury, such as a toxic chemical, fire, hot water, an explosion, etc. The severity of a burn will vary depending on how many layers of tissue it affects, as well as how much of the body is affected.

A burn injury will typically be categorized as follows:

  • First Degree: Typically only affecting the top layer of skin, a first degree burn will result in redness and pain at the site of the injury. Sunburns, for example, are often first degree burns. These will typically heal on their own.
  • Second Degree: A second degree burn will affect the outer layer and the underlying layer of the skin (the epidermis and dermis) and will cause redness, pain, swelling and blisters. Without proper treatment, a second degree burn may result in scarring or may escalate to a third degree burn.
  • Third Degree: Third degree burns affect three layers of the skin, the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. This causes extensive tissue damage and may result in numbness at the site of the burn, where nerve damage may occur. Healing from a third degree burn is a very slow and painful process, and the victim will most likely suffer from extensive scarring.

Burn Injury Attorney Serving Los Angeles, CA

A victim may suffer from a burn injury as the result of a motor vehicle accident,defective product, toxic exposure, workplace accident, electrocution, or explosion. These may be caused by negligence, recklessness, disregard of safety regulations, or even intentional wrongdoing. No matter the particular case, an experienced burn injury attorney at Pacific Attorney Group may be able to help you take legal action against whatever person or entity was responsible for your or a loved one’s injuries. This may go a long way in aiding your road to recovery.

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