Burn injuries can cause more than physical damages. They can also cause severe mental anguish that is difficult to overcome. Unfortunately, the more severe the burn injury is, the more it can impact your quality of life. Below, we will detail the different degrees of burn injuries and explain how they can cause you long-term problems.
First-degree burns are the most common. They include injuries such as sunburns or slight impact with a hot item or liquid. Typically, a first-degree burn only causes damage to the epidermis, which is the outer layer of skin. Your skin may turn red and painful, but a first-degree burn should not blister.
A second-degree burn is bad enough to damage your epidermis and the layer below it, the dermis. The burn site will become red and blister, causing you to experience pain. You may also have swelling at the burn site.
You can experience immense pain at the burn site with a third-degree burn. Also known as a full thickness burn, this type of burn destroys both layers of your skin. The burn can also reach your subcutaneous tissue. The burn is no longer red; instead, it looks like it’s charred.
Fourth-degree burns are the worst and can go beyond skin and tissue. Fourth-degree burns can destroy your nerve endings, causing you to lose feeling at the burn site.
If you suffer a burn injury because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve to seek compensation. At The Paris Law Group, PC, our New York personal injury attorneys commit to providing you with the care and knowledge you deserve. We work with you every step of the way so that you can focus on your recovery while we manage your legal proceedings with the utmost care and compassion.