Burn injuries are among the most catastrophic injuries people can suffer. In addition to the initial excruciating pain involved in experiencing a burn injury, many victims continue to deal with pain and suffering as they struggle to recover. Severe burn injuries can lead to lifelong complications. They may require multiple skin grafts, surgeries involving the transplant of tissue, and they may lead to serious infections.
Did you or a loved one suffer serious burn injuries in an accident caused by another party’s negligence in the greater Houston area? If so, you should immediately seek qualified legal advice from an experienced Houston burn injury attorney.
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An injury caused by fire, hot liquid, hot objects, or steam is called a thermal burn. According to the Cleveland Clinic, thermal burns are the most common kinds of burns.
Other serious burn injuries include chemical burns, which occur when either strong acids or strong bases come in contact with the skin. Electrical burns stem from contact with electricity.
Burn injuries are divided by degrees, with the three most common being:
There are three other degrees of burn injuries, but they are far less common. Burn injuries are usually fatal if they are fourth-degree burns that extend into the fat, fifth-degree burns that extend into the muscle, or sixth-degree burns that extend into the bone.