Burn injuries are categorized from first degree burns, which consist of minor blistering of the outer skin, to fourth degree burns, which constitute damage to a person’s internal organs, muscles, and bone. The chances of surviving a fifth or sixth degree burn are incredibly slim. The degree of a burn injury depends on the temperature of the source that caused the burn, how deep the burn is, and the duration of time the person had contact with this hot source.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that twenty-five percent of reported burn injuries occur at a person’s workplace. A burn injury can include a chemical burn, electrical burn, and burn from a catastrophic explosion. Burns oftentimes have devastating effects, including damage to the nervous system, amputation, and even death.
Regardless of the degree of the burn, it is important to receive medical treatment as soon as possible to increase the chances of a complete recovery.
If you or a loved one has experienced a burn injury, you may be eligible for compensation. For legal advice, consult California Law Group’s professional burn injury attorneys, who are ready to review the facts of your burn injury case and help you determine how to best proceed.