20 December, 2023
According to the American Burn Association, approximately 486,000 people visit hospitals and emergency departments annually for burn injury treatment. A considerable percentage of burn injuries occur due to work hazards, including construction sites.
Construction workers who work with corrosive materials on the job site risk severe chemical burns. Similarly, workers who are in contact with electricity from various sources, including electrical devices, power lines, and active current on the job site, can develop electrical burns.
You may be entitled to compensation if you’ve suffered a burn at a construction site due to someone else’s negligence. Contact a trusted personal injury attorney at The Barnes Firm to understand your legal options.
There are three types of burns: first, second, and third. Each degree is based on the severity of the damage to the skin; the first degree has minor damage, while the third degree creates more severe injury.
There are also fourth-degree burns with all symptoms of third-degree burns that extend beyond the skin into tendons and bones.
A second-degree burn extends beyond the top layer of the skin. It often causes the skin to blister and become extremely red and sore. In other instances, the blister pops open, giving it a wet and weeping appearance.
The wound’s delicate nature demands it be kept clean with proper bandaging to prevent infection. When the burn victim, with the help of a healthcare provider, observes these conditions, the wound heals faster.
Most second-degree burns take 2-3 weeks to heal; however, some take longer. Fortunately, most second-degree burns heal without scarring but with pigment changes to the skin.
Seek emergency medical treatment if the burn affects a widespread area, such as:
A third-degree burn is the most severe because it causes significant damage extending every layer of the skin. People often think that third-degree burns cause the most pain. However, the burn injury can be so extensive that you may not feel hurt because of the nerve damage.
Depending on the cause of a third-degree burn, victims can exhibit the following symptoms:
Third-degree burns require surgery to promote healing of the wound without severe scarring and contracture. Recovery from a third-degree burn depends on the location of the damage and severity.
More importantly, never attempt to self-treat a third-degree burn.
In addition to a long absence from work, victims of burn injuries endure medical bills, emotional anguish, pain and suffering, lost wages, and a reduced quality of life. As such, they deserve representation from an experienced attorney to enhance their chances of receiving fair compensation.
At The Barnes Firm, we have over 500 combined years of experience, and are ready to help you get the best result possible for your accident case.
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