Second Degree Burns

July 31, 2014

Each year, 450,000 burn cases need medical attention, according to the American Burn Association. Sadly, 3,500 people will lose their lives to burn injuries each year.

Burn injuries are broken down into four categories: first degree, second degree, third degree and fourth degree. The least severe burns are classified as first degree and the most severe burns are fourth degree burns.

Second degree burns affect the outer and underlying layers of the skin, the epidermis and the dermis. There are actually two types of second degree burns, which are classified by their depth.

If you or a loved one has sustained a second degree burn due to another person’s negligence, you may have financial and legal recourse. Contact a burn injury lawyer today to explore your legal options.

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Causes of Second Degree Burns

Second degree burns can be caused by a number of factors. Listed below are some common causes of second degree burns:

Individuals can sustain burn injuries in auto accidents as well. Typically, these injuries are caused by fuel fed fires.

If you or a loved one has sustained a second degree burn from a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

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Treatments for Second-Degree Burns

The treatment for second degrees burns varies depending on the size and location of the burn. If the burn is less than three inches in diameter you should treat it as a minor burn, the only exception is if the burn is on the hands, feet, face, groin, buttocks or over a major joint. Individuals with minor burns should take the following actions:

However, if an injury victim has a major burn seek medical attention immediately. You should follow the steps below, if a victim has a major second degree burn:

Severe second degree burns will require treatment at a burn center.


Contact a Mobile Burn Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury at the hands of another, contact an experienced burn injury attorney today.  An experienced attorney can determine the merits of your claim and advise you on the best course of action to purse.

The personal injury attorneys at Citrin Law Firm have the knowledge and resources to handle burn injury claims. Citrin Law Firm is dedicated to helping burn victims receive maximum compensation for their injuries.


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