Burn Injury Attorney
A burn injury attorney will help you receive compensation for your injuries. A burn at work can occur by various reasons. Such as accidents, by negligence of the workplace, by being exposed to dangerous chemicals, radiation, building fires, gases, smoke inhalation, electrocution or by working at a construction site.
A burn is a tissue injury. It can cause swelling, blisters, scars and in the worst cases shock and even death. Burns are classified as first, second and third grade. According to how deep and the severity which they penetrate the skin.
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What to do in case of severe burns?
Calm down and go to a safe place, loosen your clothes to breathe better, call 911 for medical help, if you have sterile gauze wrap the affected part separately and without applying any type of ointment, do not touch or poke the blisters, then call Attorney Javier Marcos to help you with your burn case.
Attorney Javier Marcos is an accident lawyer who is ready to help you. He has more than 20 years of experience. And will help you receive the maximum compensation. Do not call insurance, call the lawyer, he will talk to them.
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Types of burns
First degree burns damage only the outer layer of the skin. They are characterized by a reddening of the skin that hurts on contact. The most common are when the person has been exposed to the sun a lot, especially in summer.
Second degree burns damage the outer layer of the skin and the one below it. It is characterized by the appearance of blisters. Blisters are a defense system against sunburn. They protect against infections and with the liquid they contain, they hydrate the wound and help healing. They are painful. Blisters can be caused by very hot water, flames, among other factors.
And third-degree burns, damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and the tissues under them. You can see the charred tissue. The nerves responsible for transmitting pain are destroyed, some say that third-degree burns do not hurt.
How to treat first degree burns
First degree burns are common, and many can be treated at home unlike those in second or third grade. But even so, they can hurt a lot to even leave a scar if not treated properly.
We recommend you do the following in case of first-degree burns:
- Cool or place the affected part under running water.
- Use petroleum jelly
- Cover the burn. Cover the affected area with a clean bandage so that it does not stick.
- Protect sunburn to minimize scar.
How to identify a third degree burn
When a person suffers a third degree burn, the skin becomes very dry. An obvious damage to the skin is perceived, sometimes the layer of fat can be seen under the epidermis, the patient loses sensitivity in the area since it kills the nerve causing absence of pain.
For second and third degree burns, go see the doctor. Call Attorney Javier Marcos later to help you with your case. A second degree burn can be complicated by infection in the burned area, when the burned skin becomes darker and when the burned skin is more sensitive to the sun when it is healing.