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Most Common Types of Burn Injuries

The American Burn Association (ABA) reports that approximately 500,000 people in the United States suffer burn injuries that require medical treatment every year. Though many burn victims survive their injuries, burn injuries can be some of the most painful types of injuries a person can suffer and can require extensive recovery time. In addition to pain and suffering, a burn victim may face overwhelming medical bills, lost income for time off work to recover, possible permanent disfigurement, and more. If the burn occurred in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, the burn victims deserves to be compensated for all of their burn-related losses.

 

There are several different types of burn injuries caused by different types of accidents. Some of the most common include the following:

 

  • Skin comes in contact with a flame or fire
  • Electrical burns
  • Coming in contact with heated objects like ovens or irons
  • Skin gets scalded by hot water, coffee, steam, etc.
  • Chemical burns from coming into contact with toxic substances
  • Burns from fireworks, firearms, or other recreational objects

 

The type of recovery a burn victim may receive depends on the particular cause for their burns and the other specific details of the case. If a person or company was negligent and caused your burns, that person should be held liable for their actions.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you have suffered a burn injury, your first priority should be to receive the medical treatment you need to properly heal as quickly as possible. Though such treatment may be expensive, if your burn was caused by someone’s negligence, the experienced accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you recover for all of your injury-related bills and expenses. If you have suffered burn injuries in any type of accident, call our office today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free initial consultation.

 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia