If you or someone you love has suffered a burn injury as a result of the negligence of another party, you should talk to a Jersey City burn injury lawyer.
Burn injuries can be devastating not only for the victim but also for their loved ones. Not only do you have to deal with the painful scars but also the emotional and psychological impact can last for a lifetime.
The Jersey City injury attorneys at Rosengard Law Group represent victims who have sustained burn injuries resulting from accidents caused by the negligence of other parties. Our attorneys fight diligently with the aim of obtaining maximum compensation for these injuries.
Whether you were harmed in a work-related accident or as a result of the negligent actions of a property owner, you can rely on our attorneys for effective legal representation.
Contact us today to talk to a Jersey City burn injury attorney for free.
Classifications of Burns
In order to understand the financial and medical impact of your burns, your Jersey City burns injury lawyer will seek to classify your burns. Burns can be classified based on the cause as well as their severity.
Types and Causes of burns
Burns can result from several different causes. They are however commonly classified as:
These are burns that are caused by exposure to an external source of heat. This heat source raises the temperature of the skin and causes damage. Common sources of heat include flames, hot liquids, and metals as well as steam.
These are burns that are caused as a result of exposure to electric current. The electric current causes damage to the body’s tissues as it passes through the body.
These are burns that are caused by exposure to caustic chemicals including strong alkalis, acids, solvents, and detergents. These chemicals can cause damage to the tissues.
Degree of burns
Burns can be classified based on their severity. The surface area of the body affected by the burns and the depth of tissue affected are considered. Burns can be classified according to the depth of the tissues affected:
First degree burns
These are burns that are superficial. They only affect the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis). The burns can be painful and the skin becomes red. There are, however, no blisters formed. Sunburns are an example of a first degree burn.
Second degree burns
These affect the epidermis as well as the dermis, the layer of skin directly under the epidermis. These burns cause blistering and redness. They are painful.
Third degree burns
These affect all layers of the skin. They may also result in damage of underlying tissues including tendons, muscles, and bones.
Burns may be classified based on total body surface area covered as well as the depth of tissues affected:
These affect less than 10 percent of the total body surface area. Burns in children and the elderly are considered minor if they affect less than 5 percent of the total body surface area. These burns affect only 2 percent of the full thickness of the body’s tissues.
These affect between 10 and 20 percent of the total body surface area in adults and 5 to 10 percent in elderly and children. The burns affect 2 to 5 percent of the body’s tissue thickness.
These affect more than 20 percent of their total body surface area in adults and more than 10 percent in the elderly and children. These burns affect more than 5 percent of the body’s tissue thickness.
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Consequences of Burn Injuries
Burns are terrible injuries. They can cause severe damage to the skin, muscles, bones and internal organs depending on the severity of the burn. Burn injuries can also result in:
- Severe pain
- Scars and disfigurement that can last a lifetime
- Extensive psychological and emotional damage
- Infections as a result of the damage of the protective layer of skin
- The development of adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This occurs in victims that have suffered severe burns. The condition can result in the failure of the lungs. It can, therefore, result in the death of the victim.
It is important to speak with a Jersey City burn injury lawyer. We will fight for maximum compensation to help you better cope with the effects of the burn injury.
Contact a Jersey City Burn Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you love has suffered burn injuries as a result of an accident caused by the negligence of another part, get in touch with us at Rosengard Law Group.
Talk to a Jersey City burn injury lawyer for a free evaluation of your claim. We’ve successfully recovered compensation for many other burn victims. We’ll fight for your rights too. Contact us today for a free consultation.