Anyone, anywhere can suffer from a serious burn injury. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we have helped many clients deal with the aftermath of burn accidents caused by someone else. Read on to learn about six common burn injuries in California. If you have been injured and want to hold the at-fault party accountable, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
- Contact Burns
- Electrical Burns
- UV Burns
- Chemical Burns
A scalding burn happens when the skin comes into contact with a hot liquid. Usually that liquid is water. While most people think of scalding accidents occurring in kitchens, the truth is that even bathwater has the potential to be hot enough to scalding. In fact, scalding is the leading cause of at-home fatal accidents for children.
If you reach out and touch a stove burner when it is one, then you will experience a contact burn. These burns are more severe, more painful, and more destructive the longer the person continues the contact with the hot item.
When the skin comes into contact with electric current, that skin burns. Once again, how serious this type of burn will depend largely on how long the contact lasted, how strong the circuit was, and other factors. The burn can range from fairly minor to fatal.
More commonly referred to as sunburn, UV burns can be caused when a person is inside but more serious UV burns can happen in tanning beds. If they are not maintained properly, serious second-degree burns can occur. This could be the fault of the owner and operator of the tanning salon or the company that designed and/or manufactured the tanning bed.
There are a million and one things that could potentially cause chemical burns. Whether a cleaning solution in the home, or a solvent in the workplace. Chemical burns are particularly dangerous because it is often the case that water alone will not end it – until the chemical neutralized, the chemical continues to burn the victim.
When a person breathes in airborne caustic chemicals, they can suffer long-term, life-long, serious burns within their lungs. This can cause other health conditions to worsen and can result in a person being under constant medical care for the rest of their life.
Have You Suffered One of These or Another Type of Burn?
If you have suffered a burn as the result of another person’s actions or inactions then you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 today if you would like a free case evaluation to determine what your options are.