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What are the Different Types of Burn Injuries?

Burn injuries: they can happen in any given moment, putting the individual in a serious situation because of how severe these injuries often are. There are many different causes of burn injuries, which makes it a bit difficult for individuals to understand what rights—if any—they have.

Understanding the different types of burn injuries can give you an idea of what the cause may be, as well as if negligence is involved. It can help the victims who have suffered numerous damages as a result of the burns.

Here are the different types of burn injuries that a person may sustain:

  • Thermal Burns: These are the result of an individual coming into contact with something that is hot. This can include contact with flames, scalding hot liquids like coffee, and other hot objects such as pans, utensils, irons, or more.
  • Chemical Burns: In many different work spaces, there are chemicals involved in the occupation that can cause serious burns. Flammable gases, battery acid, harsh cleaners, ammonia, and more can be dangerous to individuals.
  • Electrical Burns: With faulty wires, potential defects, and other matters that could cause contact with a strong electrical current, individuals can sustain serious electrical burns. These types of burns can also cause damage to internal organs.
  • Radiation Burns: These types of injuries can occur commonly in cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy on a regular basis. They’re not technically “burns” as much as they are sores or ulcers that develop on the skin.

The different types of burns are classified based on severity, including first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree burns. These are determined by the symptoms the victim experiences such as redness of skin, pain, damage to multiple layers of skin, and even harm to the muscles and bones.

Our Atlanta burn injury lawyers are committed to helping you understand what rights you may have after a burn injury. You deserve to have someone on your side who understands the compensation to which you may be eligible if negligence is involved.

At Goldstein & Hayes, your best interests matter to us. We put our best foot forward to help you pursue the most favorable outcome and obtain justice. You can count on our firm to stand in your corner every step of the way.

Call our firm today at (888) 425-6070.