What Are Some Common Burn Injury Symptoms?

Burn injuries can have serious and long-lasting consequences for any victim. Recovery periods can be a rather lengthy and expensive process. Apart from the obvious financial and physical burdens faced, burn victims also often suffer from significant emotional distress. The compassionate lawyers at our firm do understand how difficult the recovery process can be. If you are a burn victim, contact our law firm and speak with a Colorado Springs burn victim lawyer today.

Burn Victim Statistics

Every year in the United States, more than one million people suffer burn injuries that require medical attention, according to the Center for Disease Control. Approximately 4,500 of these burn victims die every year due to their injuries, and another 10,000 die every year due to burn-related infections.

Common Symptoms of Burn Injuries

Every burn injury is unique. The symptoms of burn injuries do vary, however, and set forth below are some common burn injury symptoms:

  • Infected skin
  • Blisters
  • Inflamed skin
  • Swelling
  • White or charred skin
  • Shock
  • Pain
  • Red, warm and dry skin
  • Colorless skin turning black or green
  • Exposed tissue or bone
  • Burn Severity

    The severity of your burn may be obvious to you; however, it may not be as obvious to the responsible party and/or their insurance providers. It is likely that you will be required to offer medical information which indicates the severity of the burns.

    The severity of a victim’s burns is broken down into six separate classifications. It ranges from first degree burns all the way to sixth degree burns. The higher the number, the more severe the burn is. The range of severity is from minor burns all the way to death. Your healthcare providers and your burn victim attorney can assist you in determining the proper classification of your burn injuries.

    Colorado Springs Burn Victim Lawyer

    Our experienced Colorado Springs burn victim attorneys have committed their professional careers to fighting for the interests of our injured clients in order to obtain justice and as much compensation as possible for our clients. If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries, feel free to contact our zealous and compassionate burn victim lawyers today.