Boston Burn Injury Attorney
Burns are one of the most painful injuries that a person can endure, and victims of burn injuries often face a steep climb back to health and wellness after an accident. If you or a loved one has been impacted by burn injuries in an accident around the Boston area, the experienced Boston burn injury attorneys at The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. are here to help. With dedicated and personalized legal assistance for your case, call or contact our office to schedule a free evaluation of your injury claims.
Types of Burn Injuries
A burn injury refers to tissue damage that occurs because of exposure to significant heat, radiation, electrical contact, or chemical contact. Burn injuries can range from mild to severe, with significant burn injuries necessitating extensive medical care. Burns are usually categorized as either first, second, or third-degree burns.
- First-degree burns are the least damaging type of burn injury. This type of burn only affects the most outer layer of skin and usually causes redness or pain. A first-degree burn does not usually require significant medical treatment and will resolve itself within a few days.
- Second-degree burns is a more serious burn injury, and it affects both the outer layer and inner layer of skin. A second-degree burn may cause redness and swelling of the skin, and blisters can appear. Serious second-degree burns can even cause scarring and typically require medical attention. It can take medical intervention and weeks for a second-degree burn to heal.
- Third-degree burns are the most serious and require immediate medical attention. This type of burn affects the outer layer, inner layers, and other tissues like nerves, muscles, and bone. Areas affected by third-degree burns may appear white, charred, or brown, and the skin may appear leathery. Usually, there is not much pain with a third-degree burn, as the nerves are usually damaged with this type of injury. Skin grafts, hospitalization in a burn unit, and other significant medical treatment is typically required to treat a third-degree burn.
Common Causes of Burn Injuries
There are many ways that a burn injury can happen in an accident. Some of the most commonly reported causes of burn injuries include the following:
- Contact with hot liquid or steam
- Contact with hot metal, glass, or other objects
- Exposure to electrical currents
- Radiation exposure
- Overexposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light
- Exposure to acidic or basic chemical
Many burn injuries happen as a result of auto accidents or through exposure to hazards on another person’s property in a premises liability claim. To learn more about whether you have a case for your burn injuries, talk to our office today.
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Do you have more questions about compensation after a burn injury? If so, the skilled personal injury lawyers at The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. are prepared to take on your case. To learn more about your legal options, call the office or contact us now to schedule a free evaluation of your injury claims.