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Types of Burn Injuries in South Carolina

Undergoing a burn injury is an incredibly distressing event that can have a lasting effect on your life. You may find yourself in need of long-term, possibly even lifelong medical treatment. Falling victim to a burn injury not only causes physical and emotional suffering, but it can also create a financial burden, as medical care can prove very costly. Additionally, you may have to face lost wages if your injury requires you to take time off of work. If you are dealing with a burn injury that was caused by another party’s act of negligence, you may be eligible for receiving compensation. The best thing to do is to get in contact with our expert team of lawyers to explore your options.

Types of Burn Injuries in South CarolinaFiling a burn injury case can be overwhelming and confusing for anyone who has limited knowledge of the workings of legal cases. This is why it is important to hire a lawyer who is well-versed in the laws and rules that apply to these cases in South Carolina. Our attorneys are well versed in South Carolina’s burn injury laws and are capable of creating a strong case for you.

Types of Burn Injuries

There are four different types of burn injuries: thermal burns, electrical burns, chemical burns, and radiation burns.

  • Thermal burns are burns that come from any hot object, such as boiling liquids, hot metal, and steam.
  • If current of electricity goes through your body, it will lead to an electrical burn.
  • Any types of chemical, such as an acid or detergent, that comes into contact with your skin can lead to a chemical burn.
  • Radiation burns are the result of any type of radiation, such as from x-rays or from the sun’s UV rays.

Common Burn Injury Causes

Burn injuries can occur for a number of reasons. The following incidences often result in burns:

  • Buildings catching on fire
  • Boiling water
  • Coming into contact with exposed wires
  • Car accidents
  • Improper storage of chemicals
  • Electrical fires
  • Fires in the home

First, Second, Third and Fourth Degree Burns

Burns are broken down into degrees that correlate to how bad the burn is. Different types of burns will require different types of treatments.

  • A first-degree burn is a mark on the skin with no blisters.
  • A second-degree burn is one that does result in some blistering of the skin.
  • Third-degree burns are more serious than first or second-degree burns. This type of burn can easily become infected and a skin graft might be necessary. The recovery process for third-degree burns may take several months.
  • A fourth-degree burn is the most severe and painful type of burn. The burn goes all the way into the victim’s bones and tendons. This type of burn will result in permanent damage.

If you or a loved one are suffering from a burn injury in South Carolina, you have rights. At The Nye Law Group, we have the necessary understanding of the state’s laws to build a strong case for you. Call us at (912) 200-5230 to learn more.

 

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