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What is the Difference Between First, Second, and Third-Degree Burns?


What is the Difference Between First, Second, and Third-Degree Burns?

Burn injuries are incredibly difficult to deal with, as they are painful and can alter one’s life drastically, resulting in scarring and/or disfigurement. Burn injury victims can potentially face physical, emotional, and mental changes in their everyday lives. No one ever expects to have to go through something like this, which is why it is important to seek legal help from a burn injury attorney.

Burns can be categorized into three different types, which are first, second, and third-degree burns, and they are determined by severity.

  • First Degree – The first layer of skin gets damaged, but is not completely destroyed. The color of the skin may turn bright pink or red. You should not expect to blister from a first degree burn. The skin may peel off over the course of a few days. These types of burns are the easiest to treat and typically heal within one to two weeks.
  • Second Degree –This type of burn can be moderate to severe, as the first and second layer of skin (the epidermis and dermis) become damaged. Second degree burns often result in blistering. Depending on the severity, a skin graft may be needed. This type of burn can heal anywhere from two to eight weeks.
  • Third-Degree –These types of burns are the most severe and dangerous, as it extends to the deepest layer of skin. All three layers of the skin become destroyed and can blister. As a result, third-degree burns can cause severe scarring. If the burn victim sustained nerve damage from the burn, he or she may not even feel pain. A skin graft is almost always necessary if one sustained a third-degree burn.

The three types of burns vary in characteristics, pain, and scarring. Burn injuries can be extremely painful and can also be potentially life-changing for the victims. No one ever expects to have to undergo this type of experience, which is why it’s important to know that there are options out there to help you during your time of need. Not only does one feel physical pain, but psychological scars as well. Those who suffer from burn injuries are faced with a lot of stresses as it is. Therefore, you should never try to handle a burn injury claim on your own.

Not only will we handle every aspect of your case, but we will get you acquainted with top-notch burn injury surgeons, who will get you back to where you need to be. We work with skilled and knowledgeable cosmetic surgeons, who are reputable for their outstanding work.

Not only can burn injuries change one’s life physically, emotionally, and mentally, but medical bills can be extremely costly as well. However, when you hire us, we negotiate your bills so that you will never have to pay anything out-of-pocket, which is why you should not try to handle your case by yourself. Our team of burn injury lawyers will do everything it takes to get you the medical assistance you need after your burn injury. No matter the severity of your burn injury, you are entitled to justice and legal compensation for all the misfortunes you have faced. Although you may be facing a very difficult time in your life, you should never be discouraged because we are here to help you get through it. We will provide you with the necessary guidance to move forward with your situation and are always available for potential clients and existing clients.

Many people who have been the victim of a burn injury have counted on us to fight for their rights. We have successfully won over $1 billion for our clients, and will continue to fight for them. We are strong believers in obtaining justice for those who are injured in all types of accidents caused by the negligence of another. If you or a loved one has sustained burn injuries caused from an accident, our team of burn injury lawyers highly advise you to seek legal representation as soon as possible.You should never wait to contact a burn injury lawyer, as the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you. You can trust that we will help you from the beginning until the very end.

Burn injuries can be the result of several different incidents, including, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and several other types of accidents. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, our team of burn injury attorneys have several years of experience in representing burn injury victims. We understand how big of a toll it can take on victims and their families, and we want to let you know that you are not alone.

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our burn injury lawyers, call us today at (888) 888-9285 or visit our website www.westcoasttriallawyers.com



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