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What Are the Different Degrees of Burn Injuries?

Close up of a relatively mild burn injury

Burn injuries are some of the most devastating that people can sustain because they impact you both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, these injuries happen far too often—some occurring because of natural situations and others occurring because of negligence.

Doctors use three different degrees to diagnose burn injuries:

  • First-degree burns: These are the most common because they can occur due to short contact with a scalding hot item or a sunburn. Symptoms can include skin redness and tenderness at the burn area.
  • Second-degree burns: These burns often cause blisters. A second-degree burn can damage beneath the first layer of skin.
  • Third-degree burns: These are some of the most severe burns, causing a leathery appearance and often reaching beneath the layers of skin to your muscles and more.

No matter how severe your burn injury is, you may have rights when the damage results from someone else’s actions. After all, burn injuries go beyond causing physical harm. It’s often the emotional damages that impact you the most. Many of those who suffer this type of injury, however, don’t recognize their rights when they experience mental trauma.

Call our firm today at (916) 476-2399 to discuss your rights.

Mental Trauma After a Burn Injury

Burn injuries can have a significant impact on your appearance, which is what makes them so challenging to endure. People often experience reduced self-esteem and quality of life following a burn injury. As such, you should know how to pursue compensation for emotional distress after severe burn damage.

At Piering Law Firm, we know how damaging a burn injury is and how it can impact your life. Our Sacramento burn injury attorneys are ready to safeguard your rights and help you pursue the compensation to which you are entitled. We look to find where someone may have been negligent and hold them accountable, seeking justice when you need it most.

For a free consultation to discuss your case, call us at (916) 476-2399.

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