Classifications of Burn Injuries

480435451A Tucson personal injury attorney handles cases in which someone has suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another. While common personal injury claims include car accidents and pedestrian accidents, personal injury attorneys also handle cases involving fire and burn injuries. These types of injuries can occur from a workplace gas explosion or from a gas tank rupture in a highway accident.

Heat Burns

Most burns are minor injuries occurring at home or work, such as burns from hot water, curling irons, or contact with a hot stove. Home treatment is usually sufficient to treat these types of injuries and prevent infection. Heat burns, on the other hand, are usually the result of contact with fire, steam, hot objects, or hot liquids. This type of injury can occur in many industrial workplaces. If the injury leads to scarring or disfigurement, treatment may require follow-up operations and plastic surgery.

Friction Burns

Common in road accidents, friction burns are the result of contact with any hard surface. Usually, a friction burn is a combination of a scrape and a heat burn. For example, many athletes who fall on the court or track sustain friction burns on their skin. Motorcycle and bicycle riders also commonly sustain friction burns in road accidents, especially if not wearing protective clothing.

Chemical Burns

Like heat burns, chemical burns are also common in industrial work environments. These injuries result from contact with an industrial chemical in liquid, solid, or gas form. For example, employees in a manufacturing plant may be exposed to strong acids or bases, which can result in chemical burns. Treatment for various burn injuries often includes treating smoke inhalation and breathing difficulties as well. Some burn injuries also require treatment for resulting post-traumatic stress disorder.

If you or a loved one has suffered a fire or burn injury, contact The Hameroff Law Firm, PC at (520) 792-4700. We are a Tucson personal injury law firm with more than 25 years of experience helping victims seek compensation for their losses. We also offer a free initial consultation with a Tucson Personal injury attorney.

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