Types of Burn Injuries

There are different types of burn injuries caused by exposure to different types of sources.

For example, the most common types of burn injuries are injuries that are caused by fire, steam, or exposure of the skin to a hot object or liquid. These types of burns are often caused during accidents, or in the workplace.

Workers may suffer electrical burns, when they come into contact with live wires, or other electrical sources. Construction workers may also be at risk of electrical injuries caused by lightning.

Workers are also exposed to the risk of chemical burns, when they come into the contact with industrial solvents and chemicals. These solvents or chemicals could be in liquid, gas or solid form, and the consequences of such injuries can include nerve damage, serious scarring, or even blindness if the chemical has splashed into the person’s eyes.

Overexposure to radiation sources including radiation therapy as part of your cancer treatment, or x-rays, can cause radiation burns.

Some of these types of burn injuries can involve not just the upper epidermis of the skin, but also several deeper skin layers as well as other parts of the body. For example, a serious burn that is caused by exposure to fire can singe the nerves, and damage lungs because of the smoke that is inhaled. There may also be harm to the muscles and blood vessels.

If you have suffered a burn injury in a workplace, or as a result of car accident, or any other type of accident, speak to a Denver personal injury lawyer for help filing a claim for compensation. Remember, treatment for burns can include not just hospitalizations and medications, but also cosmetic surgery to restore the appearance of the skin. You also must be compensated for pain and suffering. Speak to a Denver personal injury lawyer and discuss your claim.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.