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Burn injuries are more common than we think and everyday products cause them. Typically when you hear about burn victims, we think of burning buildings or forest fires gone wild. Our minds go scenes with firefighters helping children and old people out of windows. We think about poor animals trapped inside. Even though a fire is the most common thought of burn, our Philadelphia Severe Burn Injury Attorneys have worked with many clients whose burns come from a very different experience. Our professional attorneys have seen first-hand narratives of people experiencing burns from chemicals, defective products, or accidents. Each victim had a unique story, but they all had one thing in common: the negligence of someone or some party caused the burn injury.

Severe Burn Causes and Injuries

If you know anything about first aid, then you may know that burns are difficult to treat without medical equipment because burns are quick to go through the two upper layers of skin which protect your inner body. When you test strangers about their knowledge of burns they can typically tell you about the three degrees of burns:

  • First-degree burns mainly result in damage to the outside layer of skin. The skin is sensitive to touch and feels something like a sunburn. First-degree burns are easily treated, and our bodies do an excellent job of healing themselves.
  • Second-degree burns are more severe than first-degree. They are painful and typically reach the layer of skin beneath the out layer. This kind of burn is more sensitive and more prone to infection because there is no outer layer to protect the exposed body underneath. You may need surgical skin grafting to cover the wound and allow it to heal. Medical treatment is necessary.
  • Third-degree burns are the most severe. They damage outer and deeper layers of the skin. As a result, hair follicles, sweat glands, and other tissues may be damaged. Skin grafting is required to help heal these third-degree burns. Medical treatment is absolutely necessary.

Fire is not the only cause of burns even though people are the most aware of fire burns. Other forms of burns include

  • Electrical burns
  • Thermal burns
  • Chemical burns
  • Friction
  • Radiation

Many people don’t realize that burns can happen while you are at home or work. For example, if your job requires you to use chemicals like bleach or ammonia, you can suffer from chemical burns from overexposure or direct exposure to the skin. Friction burns can result from car or motorcycle accidents and should be included when seeking damages.

What We Can Do

As your Philadelphia Severe Burn Injury Attorneys, we are here to bring justice to you and your family. Like any other injury, you need time off of work to recover. With our professional attorneys by your side, we will fight to make sure you get compensation to support the recovery you need. Call 267-587-6240 or click here to start a free consultation with our professional attorneys at the Weitz Firm in Philadelphia today.

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