What are the causes of Burn Injury?

What are the causes of Burn Injury?

Vernon : CA : USA | Jul 07, 2012 at 3:28 AM PDT
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Indeed, the more you will be informed with the burn injury details the better you can protect yourself or your acquaintances from getting affected. Therefore, experts always provide the details and safety measures to the people in order to stay safe. However, we will discuss about some causes of the injury and understand how we can prevent them. Simply the injury causes the affect on the skin layer or flesh of the body due to the heat, fire, chemicals and other sources is called the burn injury. The devastation of the injury could be measured by its severity to the victim. Sometimes it could be resulted into the death of the victim.


Burn injury outcome could be caused by several factors such as chemicals, fire, heat, radiation and others. Here are some cases where the burn injury is resulted with the exposure to some of the causes. Apart from the fire there are several other causes of burn injury that could cause catastrophic injuries.

  • Chemicals – There are some chemical substances such as acids like sulfuric acids and other chemicals. Some of the caustic chemical compounds are also caused the burn. Hydraulic acid causes severe injury extended to the muscle bone of the body of the victim. Thus, this type of burn injury could be first, second or third degree depending on the duration of contact with the substances and severity of the injury.
  • Electrical - There are some occurrences of the electrical burn that is caused by the short circuit or electric shock. Usually, this kind of injuries occurred in workplaces of the people.
  • Radiation - Certainly, this is another cause of incidents to get injured due to the direct exposure to the UV light, radiation therapy, tanning booths, X-rays, sunlamps, and radioactive fallout. However, the biggest factor is sun light especially the two waves UVB and UVA. However, tanning booths is also factor that causes injury. Heatstroke is the severe condition of the victim getting affected by the radiation.
  • Scalding – This injury is caused due to the hot liquids and gases. Spill of the hot drinks and high temperature tap water on the body parts.

These are the cause of the injuries that need to be properly measured while indulging in activities related to these factors. However, accidents cannot be averted but could be protected if you use proper method for working. In case you or your relatives get affected with the burn injury, rush immediately to the doctor for having medical assistances. The most vital point to save the burnt victim is deploying the common first aide techniques immediately while approaching to the doctor for having intensive care. Apart from all these factors the injury obviously would be the result of someone negligence so you can proceed the claims of having proper compensation of your loses such as earning loss, medical expenses and others from the negligible party. For that purpose you have to hire the burn injury attorney.

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