Burn injuries are among the most painful type of injury a person can sustain. Injuries resulting from burns can leave a person’s body permanently disfigured and can cause massive nerve damage to the affected region of the body. This type of injury occurs when victim comes in close contact with flame, corrosive chemicals, hot objects, scalding fluids, exposure to radiation or electrocution. In most cases, the injured party is a victim of negligence on behalf of another party, and this party should be held responsible for the injuries.
When human skin is severely burned, it loses many of its normal characteristics due to the formation of scar tissue in the affected areas. Some of the consequences of burn injuries include:
It is important to remember that burns are complicated injuries. Severe burns can cause damage not only to the skin, but to muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and bones.
Although the term burn injury can describe any type of bodily harm resulting from contact with a heat source, fire, scalding liquids, radiation and electrocution, the degree of severity can vary widely based on certain factors and characteristics such as: