There are many different types of burns that can cause extensive permanent damage to external and internal parts of the body. Typically, the most severe types of burns are thermal burns. Thermal burns include burns from flames, inhaled smoke, or scalding by hot liquids and gases. There are also chemical burns that include burns from ultraviolet (UV) light, poor electrical circuiting, and various acidic or chemically-based substances.

Common Types of Burn Injuries

Here at Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, our personal injury attorneys have experience representing burn victims and are able to help you file a claim stemming from the following types of burn injuries:

Acid Burns—when an acidic substance chemically burns and destroys bodily tissue.

Auto Accidents—can occur when dangerously exposed to the chemicals in an airbag that catches fire (chemical burn), or when the accident causes an increase in temperature because of the airbag activating (thermal burns)

Chemical Burns—burning of tissue by a wide range of different substances such as an acid, a base, an alkylant, some oxidized substances, various solvents, and “reducing agents.” 

Electrocutions—another type of thermal burn and at high levels of voltage can cause internal damage. 

Clothing Burns—Clothing doesn’t just catch fire from an open flame, at certain levels of heat clothing can combust on its own. 

Gas Burns—As a common household utility, gas explosions can occur and leave residents with severe degrees of burn. 

Home Appliance Burns—defective products or poor product instructions can result in burns with home appliances, such as: clothes dryer, water heater, ovens, stoves, etc.

Structure Fires—can be difficult to escape before burning occurs, and some structures are more flammable than others. 

Industrial Accidents—often occur in the workplace and as a result of explosions from highly combustible materials. 

Electrical Power Line Burn—the danger of power lines is the electrical current running through them, that when interrupted can be released from its path and physically harm one standing close by.

“Road Rash”—typically a deep abrasion, but at high speeds friction can cause heating which burns the skin. 

Scalding Liquids & Gases—can occur when one comes into close contact with a very hot substance in either liquid or gas form, such as when you burn your hand in very hot water or even steam.

Internal Smoke Burns—can damage all body parts required for breathing, because when the smoke inhaled is too hot it can burn and permanently damage internal pulmonary organs.

UV Burnsoverexposure to UVA rays can cause visible damage to skin, while UVB rays are more frequently recognized as a carcinogen. 

Indoor Tanning Burns—Tanning consultants may underestimate a person’s ability to burn, and when this happens intense pain from tanning burns can last for weeks with permanent damage to follow.

Cleaning Product Burns—can occur due to the high toxicity of some cleaning products, and in the United Kingdom, researchers have found some cleaning products to be cancer-causing.

Our Personal Injury Attorneys Have the Experience Needed to Handle Your Burn Injury Claim

For more than 15 years we at Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys have been pursuing claims and lawsuits on behalf of those who have been injured including serious injuries due to burns. If you or a loved one is a burn victim due to the negligence of another, we have answers to many of your most pressing questions on this website. For a FREE consultation with no obligation concerning your specific burn injury, contact the experienced attorneys at Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys at (816) 471-5111.

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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.