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Burn Injuries

Burn Injuries Attorney

Burn injuries are some of the most painful and debilitating injuries a person can experience. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including fires, explosions, chemicals, and electrical currents. 

Burn injuries can result in scarring, disfigurement, and even death. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, it is important to seek the help of a burn injuries attorney. Contact Apex Attorneys now for a FREE consultation and let one of our incredible personal injury attorneys help with your case.

How Common are Burn Injuries?

The American Burn Association notes that between 2005 and 2014, 73% of burn injuries occurred in the home. Some things that could potentially cause a fire and/or burn in the home include:

  • Flammable clothing
  • Heating pads
  • Ammonia and other household chemicals
  • Home appliances
  • Unsafe outlets or extension cords

However, burn injuries do not always occur at home. Recreational fires (campfires, bonfires, etc.), building fires, chemical plant and refinery explosions and fires, and even workplace-related accidents can lead to burn injuries.

Burn Injuries

Types of Burn Injuries

There are five main types of burns:

  • Thermal burns – caused by contact with fire, steam, hot liquids, or other sources of extreme heat
  • Light burns – caused by  sunlight or  ultraviolet light
  • Chemical burns – caused by chemical exposure to acid, alkali, or chemical explosion
  • Radiation burns – caused by contact with nuclear radiation
  • Electrical burns – caused by an electrical current


In addition, there are four categories of burn severity:

  • First-degree burns – only the top layer of skin is damaged. First-degree burns are characterized by redness, minor inflammation. These burns cause minimal damage, and usually heal within a week. They can often  be treated with aloe vera gel and cool water – not with ice!
  • Second-degree burns –  damage goes beyond the top layer of skin, also impacting the dermis, which lies just beneath the skin’s outer lawyer.. Second-degree burns are characterized by extremely red, blistered skin. These burns may take weeks to heal, and should be properly bandaged.
  • Third-degree burns – sometimes referred to as a “full thickness burn”. The damage extends through two full layers of skin. While a second-degree burn typically turns the skin red, a third-degree burn often turns the skin black, brown, white, or yellow. This level of burn also causes damage to nerve endings.
  • Fourth degree burns – the deepest and most severe type of burn, which can often be life-threatening to burn victims. Damage reaches all layers of skin, moving through to the deeper tissue beneath. Organs and bones can also be impacted. Due to the damage to nerve endings, there will usually be no feeling in the affected area. It’s important to seek medical care immediately if you have experienced or suspect you may have experienced this level of burn.

It is extremely important that you seek immediate medical attention when you experience a burn injury and seek your legal options. An experienced birth injury lawyer can help with your burn injury claim and hold responsible parties accountable for their carelessness or negligence. Call Apex Attorneys now for a FREE consultation.

Contact Apex Attorneys For A Free Consultation!

Every accident is unique, and each individual case comes with its own challenges and complications. Taking the right steps after an accident allows you to pursue justice for the pain you and your loved ones are going through.

After seeking immediate medical attention for your injuries, we strongly recommend that you reach out to a personal injury attorney to file your claim. There is a limitation period for all personal injury cases in every state, meaning that your claim must be filed within 2 to 4 years of the initial injury depending on the individual state’s laws.

The personal injury attorneys of Apex can help you strategize your claim and maximize your compensation. Don’t hesitate; reach out for a FREE consultation now by filling out the form below: