When most burn themselves on hot glue guns, cooking appliances, or hair styling tools, it can cause intense pain, despite the burn’s small size. However, if those burns cover large areas of skin, it can be excruciating. Unfortunately, there are a number of ways for the skin to sustain burns. If you suffered burn injuries due to another person’s negligence, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Continue reading to learn more about the various burn injuries and how our personal injury attorneys can help you.
How can different burn injuries happen?
The most common type of burn, and the one that comes to mind when people think of these injuries, is a thermal burn. These occur when the skin comes into contact with hot surfaces or substances, like water, flames, or heated appliances.
Another kind is chemical burns, which occur when the skin comes into contact with harmful substances. Unfortunately, many of these burns are sustained in the home and workplace, as the chemicals that can lead to these injuries are found in many cleaning products and beauty treatments, such as bleach or hair dye.
One can also sustain electrical burns, which can damage the skin and cause internal injuries. This is due to the fact that electrical currents travel through the body, impacting organs along the way. Unfortunately, these can occur as a result of a product defect or workplace negligence.
What treatment will I need?
The type of treatment you will receive for your burn injury will depend on the cause. For example, if you endured a thermal injury, the healthcare professional must clean the injury, remove dead tissue and skin, and apply antibiotics to the wound. An electrical burn requires more extensive treatment, as the doctors will need to run additional tests to check for internal organ damage as a result of the shock.
Nonetheless, you should seek medical treatment for any burn you sustain, as the medical provider can inspect and treat the burn. This will help prevent infections and further damage to your skin.
When should I talk to an attorney?
If you suffered burn injuries due to the negligence of another party, you could be eligible for financial compensation. For example, if you went to a hairdresser and they used the wrong product on your scalp that resulted in chemical burns, you should talk to an attorney.
Burn injuries can cause a number of health issues, such as hypothermia, infections, and damage to joints. Ensuring you receive compensation for the damages you’ve sustained is crucial to receiving justice. At Friedman Schuman, we’re dedicated to helping you receive the best possible outcome for your unique circumstance. Reach out today to connect with one of our seasoned attorneys and discover how we can help you.