Burn Injury is a sort of injury which damages the tissue caused by heat, cold, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, household fires, building fires, nuclear radiation, or friction etc. The severity of burn might cause shock, infection, respiratory distress etc. Abreast, it also drives victims and their family members into emotional distress. Burns can be classified into three different levels on the basis of degree of severity:
First degree burns normally, damage epidermis i.e. upper layer of the skin caused by sun-burns or minor fire-burns.
Second degree burns usually, injures deeper level tissue i.e. dermis, found after epidermis.
Third degree burns in this case, epidermis is burnt completely and damage the tissue of dermis badly. Therefore, victims of third degree burns necessitate skin grafting.
In the extreme condition, burn injury has been classified up to fourth degree under which, muscle, tendon, and ligament tissue get burn and causing threat to lives of victims. Grafting is essential for this sort of burn.
The treatment of burn injury is also followed accordingly or in other words treatment depends upon the degree of severity. However, the first and second degree burns are less serious and very much painful therefore; in order to lessen the pain and get treated fast the following medicines could be applied viz.
-Local anesthetic – lessen the pain
-Aloe vera assists in healing the burnt area
-Ibuprofen alleviate pain and swelling
-Mcitracin prevents any further infection to the injured area.
The third and fourth degrees burns cause severe injury to blood vessels and damage fluid to seep out from the blood vessels, resultantly, cause depletion of blood volume which ultimately down the blood pressure. If the lost fluid not refill immediately, there is very much probability of death. For this sort of burn injury immediate transfusion of blood or salt solution is required to restore fluid to maintain blood pressure. Therefore, these burn injuries treatments immediately required hospital. There are some hospitals who have experienced and skilled staffs and provide 24-hour burn care.
Since, burn injury causes victims to bear intolerable pain and in certain cases permanent disability and also causes their families to suffer great distress, therefore, there is great importance of burn injury law firm which specifically take care of burn injury cases. The lawyers, specialized of this field assist victims to get claim & compensation for burn injury. In certain cases like electricity burn, thermal burn, hot water burn etc, the insurance company refuses to accept the insurance claims of victims, in such cases burn injury attorney take these cases into the court to ensure that all facets of the claims are adequately addressed and hence, insurance company is liable to give compensation. Moreover, these lawyers represent victims interests on each step of the legal process.