You have no doubt seen or heard reports about accidents in Ohio in which a person has experienced burn injuries. The person may even have experienced other types of injuries in addition to burns. These can result from motor vehicle accidents, accidents on a job worksite or something else. All too often, these injuries were preventable, but someone’s reckless choices or behavior exposed an innocent person to harm.
Burns vary greatly in their type and severity. Exposure to electrical current or chemical substances can cause some burns. So too can exposure to steam, hot liquid or actual flames. Other burns result from friction, such as when a bicyclist or a motorcyclist may slide across pavement upon falling from a bike.
According to WebMD, there are four degrees of severity for all burns regardless of what caused them. The most serious type of burn is a fourth degree burn as it goes through all soft tissue and impacts bone, muscle or both. This type of burn can contribute to a person’s death. Third degree burns oddly are not painful because the nerves have been damaged. These are characterized by tissue that is white, yellow, black or brown. Second degree burns are red, and the skin will be sore to the touch.
If you would like to learn more about the types and qualities of different injuries associated with burns and how to seek help after being burned in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, please feel free to visit the burn compensation page of our Ohio personal injury website.