What Are The Common Causes Of Burns?

While some minor burns heal primarily at home and must be given proper care, other severe burns can cause significant damage to your skin, muscles, and even bone. Severe burns require special medical care to heal or else can result in long-term medical conditions or death in some cases. Depending on the circumstances and accident, your burn will be divided into four categories, first, second, third, or fourth degree. 

If you suffered from severe or minor burn injuries because of someone else’s mistake or a defective product, you must immediately call an Atlanta burn injury lawyer. Burn injuries take time to heal, no matter their degree, and the added expense of medical bills and loss of income can make it difficult for you to manage your finances smoothly. So make sure you take help from an attorney to get compensation. 

What are the common causes of burns?

  •  Friction 

A friction burn typically results from solid objects rubbing through your skin. Due to the fiction, your skin is left with a bruise, and if the force is more, you might end up with a severe burn. When your skin comes in contact with a hard object with gets scrapped, damaging the skin’s outer layer. 

Friction burns are pretty common and usually do not cause a severe burn injury. Most friction burns are caused by car, bicycle, and motorcycle accidents. Moreover, even a carpet burn is included in friction burns. 

  • Cold 

Shallow temperatures can cause clod burns which are also known as frostbites. Frostbites usually occur when your skin comes in contact with cold temperatures. For example, if you stay out for too long in freezing weather, dip your legs or hands in the frigid water for too long. 

The affected area of your body will have to be removed with a surgical process, and frostbite permanently damages your skin cells, making them dead. The cold makes your nerves freeze and destroys them, resulting in no blow flow inside them. 

  • Thermal burns 

When your skin comes in contact with high-temperature objects or food items, its temperature rises; once it reaches the limit, it starts drying out, resulting in a thermal burn. This often happens when you eat scorching meals, touch a hot object, put your hand on the fire, etc. 

  • Radiation 

Burns caused by the contact of UV rays are known as radiation burns. Radiation burns are common and can occur if your skin is exposed to sunlight for a long time. Moreover, other sources like radiation therapy used in treating cancer or x-rays also cause burns to patients quite often.