Burn injuries can occur from anything such as hot liquids, steam, fires, chemical burns, electrical burns, flammable liquids or gases. These are particularly serious injuries because it damages the body’s tissue. There are several degrees of burns. First degree burns damage the outer layer of the skin resulting in usually reddening or swelling of the skin. Second degree burns damage the outer and underneath layer of the skin and usually result in blisters. Third degree burns are the most severe burns and destroys the deepest layer of skin. Third degree burns cause a white and leathery appearance of the skin. It can also make the skin look charred, dark brown, and a raised texture feeling of the skin. An injured burn victim’s skin can result in blistering, swelling, or scarring. All will require medical treatment. Some will require just pain medication and some type of topical cream or gel. Some will require plastic surgery such as skin grafting. Without surgery, the wounds will scar. But the most significant burn injuries can result in death. It’s important for an injured victim to find the right attorney that has experience with burns of all types. Burn injuries require a different type of understanding of the actual injury itself, the medical care required, the short and long-term physical effects. Also, the right injury attorney will know how to handle the emotional effects and scarring of the burn injury. This usually depends on where the injury is located. A burn that causes disfigurement to the face is different from the same type of burn that occurs at the legs. At The Law Firm of R. Sam, we have the experience, knowledge, and expertise to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. If you or someone you know has suffered a burn injury, call us immediately for a free consultation. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. That’s why our motto is: Nothing Recovered, Nothing Owed. Call us now for a free consultation!