Work Related Burns
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The sudden nature and urgency of burns drives many people to seek treatment in Emergency Rooms, whether they really need the immediate care or not. Severe burns, however, do require major medical intervention and can prove to be fatal if not addressed in a quick, and concise manner.
According to U.S. Fire Administration (or the USFA), there are over 2 million burn-related injuries that occur in the country each year. Out of that 2 million, up to 10 thousand cases involve the burn victim dying due to burn injuries or complications. What most people don't realize, though, is that burn victims suffer from far much more than the burn itself. The toll of the injury, pain, helplessness, loss of home or job, and possible distress from the event leading to the burn can leave anyone feeling lost at sea. If you or a loved one is a work-related burn victim, then Big Angry and his team are here to help you get the justice that you deserve.
Types of Burns
When dealing with burns, there are four different sources:
- Thermal Burns - Thermal burns are caused by exposure to flames, steam, hot water, and other sources of heat. Thermal burns often are found in car accidents, fires, and kitchen accidents. Depending on the severity of the burn, blistering and scarring can occur.
- Chemical Burns - Chemical burns occur when contact is made with a chemical that is too acidic or too basic. Common chemicals that cause burns include bleach, household cleaners, heavy duty chemicals found in various jobs, etc. The severity of the damage depends on the strength of the chemical, and the amount of time the victim was exposed to the harmful chemical.
- Electrical Burns - Electrical burns occur when the body is introduced to an electrical current. Most often seen at power plants and places of construction, electrical burns can also be caused by a faulty appliance, torn or broken wiring, and even by plugging something into a wall outlet. The severity of damage depends on the current, voltage, and pathway the current took through the body. Injuries can range from minor shocks to deadly levels of electricity coursing through your body.
- Radiation Burns - Radiation burns occur when contact is made with either nuclear radiation or strong UV light exposure. The most common form of radiation burns are sunburns. UV lights, as well as anything radioactive (x-rays and radiation therapy for cancer), can cause red, irritated skin on the minor scale, and cancer and internal damage over prolonged exposure.
The healing process after extensive burns is a long and hard road. Depending on the type of burn and how severe it was, the healing process can mean multiple surgeries to speed the healing process, as well as painful treatments to prevent infections. The burn victim attorney team here at Big Angry has the experience needed to ensure that your or your loved one receives the justice they deserve while the heal from their burns.