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Burn injuries can be incredibly severe, resulting in pain, permanent disfigurement, compromised immune systems, and more. If you sustained serious burn injuries in an accident that was caused by negligence, you should not hesitate to take legal action. The personal injury team at Allen Law in Charleston could provide the knowledgeable legal advice you need to pursue the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (843) 882-5005 to schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced Charleston burn injury lawyer.

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Accidents That Could Lead to Burn Injuries

There are many accidents that could lead to burn injuries and many different types of injuries one could suffer from.

Some of the most common causes include:

  • Flame burns: These types of burn injuries could result from a variety of accidents, including car accidents, handling flammable objects, building fires, or clothing that catches fire near a heater or stove.
  • Flash burns: A flash burn is caused by explosions of natural gas, propane, gasoline, or another type of flammable liquid.
  • Scalding injuries: A scalding burn injury occurs when someone is near steam or a hot liquid. It particularly poses a risk to children.
  • Electrical burns: When your body comes in contact with electricity, it can result in a burn. These injuries can happen when near exposed wiring, lightning, or downed power lines.
  • Chemical burns: These burns could happen when you come in contact with an irritant, like acid.

Different Burn Injury Severities

Not all burn injuries are the same, which is why they are classified based on the depth of the injury and how much skin they cover. The deeper the burn, the higher the degree of severity.

  • First degree: A first-degree burn is the least serious injury and, in most cases, can easily be resolved with at-home treatment.
  • Second degree: If you sustain a second-degree burn, it will impact the epidermis, which is the outer layer of your skin, as well as the dermis, which is the second layer. Unlike a first-degree burn, these injuries require medical attention and could result in scarring.
  • Third degree: Burn injury victims with third-degree injuries may need skin grafts and could potentially have nerve damage.
  • Fourth degree: These types of burns are the deepest level and could be life-threatening. In addition to destroying a person’s skin, this type of burn could also damage the tendons, muscles, and bones.

Treating Burn Injuries

Depending on the type of burn injury you suffer from, treatment may vary. Minor burns can easily be treated, but more serious ones can be incredibly complex and may need to be treated in different stages. Ultimately, treatment is designed to keep burn injury victims from developing an infection, reduce loss of range of motion, get rid of dead tissue, and minimize scarring and pain.

Treatment may include:

  • Burn dressings
  • Skin grafts
  • Intravenous fluids
  • Medications for pain and anxiety
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Mental therapy to address emotional trauma

Extensive medical treatment for burn injuries also comes at a high price and could be over $200,000. An especially severe injury may cost well over a million dollars.

Talk to an Experienced Charleston Burn Injury Attorney About Your Case!

If you sustained serious burn injuries in an accident caused by negligence, you should not have to bear this expense on your own. Now is the time to take legal action and pursue fair and just compensation for your pain and suffering. At Allen Law, our Charleston personal injury attorney could fight for you and provide the skilled legal guidance you need to navigate your case.

Call us today at (843) 882-5005 to schedule a free initial consultation.