According to the Canadian Burn Foundation, approximately 4,000 people in Canada suffer from burn injuries each year. Of these, approximately 20% require hospitalization and 3% will die from their injuries.
Burns can be caused by many different things, including fire, chemicals, electricity, and even hot liquids. They can range in severity from first–degree burns, which only damage the outer layer of skin, to third–degree burns, which penetrate all the way down to the bone.
Don’t go through this challenging time alone. A burn injury lawyer will fight for your rights and make sure you get the best possible outcome from your case. Contact us today for a free consultation. We’ll review your case and let you know what we can do to help.
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Regardless of the amount of damage done, there are different degrees of burns, and each is given a specific rating. A burn can be first degree, second degree, or third or fourth degree. The extent and degree of the burn will determine the compensation received.
First-degree burns are considered the least severe type of burn. Touching a hot stove element or inadvertently dropping a cigarette on themself can result in a first-degree burn. Simple first aid and an application of aloe vera can readily cure these burns.
Second degrees are more serious. The skin has been injured in a second-degree burn and may lose its entire top layer. The healing process will be prolonged, and severe scarring is possible. A second-degree burn may result in blistering and painful wounds.
Third-degree burns have injured both the surface and deeper layers of skin. As a result, it usually requires surgical debridement (removal of damaged tissue) and grafting.
The two most common types of third-degree burns are electrical burns and chemical burns, but fire, lasers, or radiation can also cause third-degree burns.
Third-degree burns always leave open ulcers and result in permanent scarring, deformity, and skin discoloration.
Fourth-degree burns are the most severe level of burns. The burn wound will have charring and can have exposed organs. Fourth-degree burns can cause severe disfigurement and can cause permanent damage to internal organs. In addition, the resulting pain from a fourth-degree burn can be painful and is usually fatal.
When suffering from a burn injury, you need to seek legal help right away. A burn injury attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Theses injuries can be excruciating and costly to treat. And it will be comforting to know that compensation for medical expenses, missed wages, and pain and suffering may be possible.
At Sidhu Personal Injury Lawyers Edmonton, we will ensure that you get the medical treatment you need and the compensation you deserve. We can make sure that your claim will be handled professionally and that you will get the compensation that you deserve. You can also be sure that your information will be kept confidential.
If you or a family member has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you could be eligible for damages. Contact a burn injury lawyer to learn more about your options for legal action.
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