Burn Injury Lawyers in Albuquerque NM
A burn is a type of injury that occurs when the skin comes in contact with something hot. There are first, second and third degree burns. First-degree burns only affect the skin’s outer layer. They are typically not a cause for concern. Second-degree burns not only affect the outer layer of the skin, but they also affect the layer underneath the skin.
Second-degree burns are considered minor unless they are bigger than three inches in diameter. However, if the burn affects a large area of the body, such as the face, groin, buttocks or hands, then treatment will be required.
Third-degree burns are the most serious, and they can also be life-threatening. Third-degree burns damage the outer layer of the skin, the layer underneath the skin and the tissues inside of the skin. They may also affect the bone and the muscle.
It is easier for one to distinguish between first, second and third-degree burns if one knows the symptoms of each type of burn. First-degree burns can cause slight swelling and redness in the affected area. A person may also experience minor pain.
Second-degree burns can cause blisters and severe pain and swelling. The skin will also be very red. If a person has a third-degree burn, then the skin may be very black. The skin may also appear white and dry. Many people who have suffered third-degree burns do not experience any pain because the nerve endings have been destroyed.
Third-degree burns often require extensive medical treatment. There are also a number of complications that can result from severe burns. Some of those complications include reduced mobility, muscle, tissue and body system damage, extensive scarring, disfigurement and joint contracture. Furthermore, some people are required to undergo bone reconstruction surgery.
In many cases, serious burns occur as the result of someone else’s negligence. Workplace accidents and vehicular accidents often lead to serious burns. The pain and suffering that comes along with a burn can make one’s life very difficult. That is why many victims who have suffered a burn as the result of someone else’s negligence are entitled to compensation.
If you have suffered a burn, then you should consider contacting Zinda Law Group Firm. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to make sure that you get compensated.