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Burn Injuries: First Degree Burns

While there isn't a specific kind of law called "Burn Injury Law" that we can refer to, burn injuries are unique situations. The least severe type of burn is known as first-degree burns. These burns are the most common, and typically heal after a few days of minor discomfort.

To learn more about other types of burn injuries in-depth, check out our Burn Injury Overview article.

In this article, we'll look at what constitutes a first degree burn, how this type of burn impacts your case, and how Grossman Law Offices can assist you with your claim.


Questions answered on this page

  • What are the symptoms of a first-degree burn?
  • How can a first-degree burn affect my personal injury claim?
  • How can attorney help me if I was burned in an accident?

Symptoms of a First Degree Burn

This is the least severe of all burn classifications. Symptoms of a first degree burn include:

  • Only the outer layer of skin is impacted, the epidermis
  • Skin is usually red and there is a high degree of pain
  • Equivalent to superficial sunburn without blisters
  • Dry in appearance
  • Healing occurs in 3-5 days, there is usually some peeling
  • Hospitalization is for pain control and maybe fluid imbalance
Burn-Diagrams

First degree burns can occur in many ways. With personal injury claims we see burns that have resulted from scalding liquids, plumbing that has overheating water scalding bathers, shocks from electrical outlets, electrical burns resulting from product defects. Any of these scenarios, and many more, could results in the kind of burn described above.

How A First-Degree Burn Impacts Your Claim

Just because a first degree burn isn't the most damaging, doesn't mean it should be disregarded from your claim. It all comes down to how you present your story to the jury. If they see pictures, hear how it happened, hear the testimony of expert witnessed, if you can demonstrate the level of pain you were feeling, it could benefit your case.

It's also important to make sure the jury keeps in mind that this injury occurred because of negligence by someone else. This isn't the same as a day at the beach where you got a bit too much sun on your shoulders and it hurt for a couple days. This pain, your injuries, the costs you incurred are directly related to the actions of someone else. And, for that, you should be compensated.

How Grossman Law Offices can Assist You

At Grossman Law Offices, based in Dallas, TX, we have over 25 years of experience handling personal injury claims. We've literally won thousands of cases, and we know this area of the law almost better than anyone. We understand that you may have a lot of questions about your claim or how the process works. We're happy to help. We have experienced attorneys ready to talk with you at any time. Burn injury claims are not be taken lightly, and we know how to handle them. Whenever you're ready, give us a call at (855) 326-0000 and we'll make ourselves available to you 24/7.


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