Have You Suffered a Burn Injury?

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Serious Burn Injuries Require Long-Term
Care and Can Impact a Patient’s Life Forever.

What degree is your burn?

First Degree Burn

First Degree Burns

  • Skin redness
  • Mild pain
  • Temporary swelling
Second Degree Burn

Second Degree Burns

Partial Thickness
  • Damage beyond top layer
  • Causes skin to blister
  • Extremely red and sore
Third Degree Burn

Third Degree Burns

Full Thickness
  • All skin layers affected
  • Nerve damage
  • Injuries may lead to death

Burn Injury Facts

Are you or your loved one at risk? Get the facts.

The Most Common Causes of
Burns in the U.S. are:
  • (44%)
    fire or flame
  • (33%)
  • (9%)
    hot objects
  • (4%)
  • (3%)
Sources: 2015 NBR Annual Report; LexisNexis
Most burn injuries occur at home or work.

Sixty-nine percent of burn injuries occur at home, followed by nine percent at work,
and most are accidental.

Young male adults and children are most at risk.

Serious burn injuries occur most commonly in young male adults ages 20-29 followed by children younger than 9 years of age.

Nearly 10,000 burn injury cases resolved in U.S. Federal Court since 2000

Cases filed involved second- and third-degree burn injuries; over 62 percent resulted in compensation for the injured ranging from thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the extent of the injury, impact on life, and future medical expenses.

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Burn Injury News

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