Facts and Statistics
A burn is an injury to the skin or other tissues caused by heat or radioactivity, electricity, friction, or contact with hazardous chemicals. Thermal burns occur when some or all of the cells in the skin or tissues are destroyed by excessive heat or flame.
There are a number of other risk factors for burn injuries, including, but not limited to:
Burn injuries are typically categorized based on the depth and severity of the skin damage. Here are the types of burn injuries, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
First-degree burns involve damage to the outer layer of the skin, the epidermis. An example of which is sunburn. It involves redness, mild swelling, and being painful to touch.
Second-degree burns affect the first two layers of skin, the epidermis, and the dermis. Signs include pain, deep reddening of the skin, a glossy appearance from leaking fluid, and blisters.
Third-Degree Burns are the worst type – penetrating the entire thickness of the skin and permanently destroying the tissues. There is a loss of skin layers and dryness of the skin. Furthermore, the skin may appear charred or blackened.
Immediate care for burn victims plays a huge role in their diagnosis and later recovery. The kind of first aid to be given may depend on the cause of the injury (thermal, chemical, or electric), the body part affected, and the availability of resources.
In case you are the victim or have witnessed someone in the process or just after an accident involving fires and burns, below is the general First Aid Treatment for Burn Victims.
In cases of severe burn injuries that amounted to actual physical damage, it is better to hire a Burn Injury Lawyer to properly account for and demand your compensation against the rule breaker.
As the popular saying goes, prevention is always better a cure. Rather than paying hundreds or thousands to hospitals to treat your burns, not to mention the physical and emotional pain it can cause you; the following prevention strategies can be employed:
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For individuals and families:
Car accidents can also cause fires and burn injuries, such as chemical burns in cases of collisions with hazardous trucks, or thermal burns from contact with ignited petrol or heated metal frames.
As a matter of fact, aside from the severe impact which can cause injuries, post- collision vehicle fires are the type of injury which poses the greatest risks to vehicle occupants. It can gobble them up literally in seconds. Passengers may luckily survive death, but the burn injury caused by the fires would demand exhaustive therapies, a long list of medical bills, and loss of earning capacity.
If you’ve got burn injuries in a car accident near or outside Las Vegas, it is better that you call a determined and reliable Burn Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas.
At Michael Hua Injury Law, we provide you the legal support you need to protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve for your damages.
Michael Hua is an experienced Burn Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas and would be glad to assist you get the compensation for all the damages caused to you by the burns in your body, in your car, and even in your home or workplace.
Reach out to us today so we can discuss your legal remedies and how we can be of service. Get a free consultation here or contact Michael Hua at firstname.lastname@example.org.