Treating a burn – accident injury lawyers in Rugeley
Burns can be very painful and can vary in severity, making them more or less dangerous to health. It is important to know what to do in case of a burn so that you can try to minimise the impact of the burn down the line, and make it less painful from the outset. Different types of burns will need to be treated differently, and many burns will require a visit to the doctor or even a hospital stay, so identifying how bad the burn is can be key to ensuring you do the right thing and get it treated carefully as soon as possible.
Determine the level of your burn
Burns are generally classified as first degree, second degree and third degree burns, and there are also low temperature burns which come from ice or anything else with a very low temperature. The mildest, first degree burn will only affect the first layer of your skin and be the result of touching something very hot quite briefly. Second and third degree burns should be seen by a doctor and are from more prolonged contact with heat, burning through the layers of skin to the flesh underneath.
Treat a minor burn
If you have a minor burn then you can probably treat this easily at home. The first thing to do is to run the burn under a cold tap for as long as you can stand. The problem with burns is that they tend to keep burning even after the heat has been taken away, so you need to cool down the area as much as possible. Take painkillers and apply a cold compress if you are able to.
Treat major burns
When it comes to major burns the first thing to do is to call the emergency services as soon as you can. Don’t try to remove any clothing or anything which is stuck to the burn and apply cool water or a cold compress to the area over the burn in short bursts to try to cool it down.
If you need accident injury lawyers in Rugeley
If your burn has been caused by an accident which was not your fault then you may be able to get compensation if you go through accident injury lawyers in Rugeley. Choosing the best injury lawyers to represent you will give you a much better chance of making a successful compensation claim, and ensure that you have a much less stressful experience.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the team about your accident. They will be able to tell you whether you have a good case for compensation, and if you do, pass you over to accident injury lawyers in Rugeley who can deal with your case on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. The injury lawyers in Rugeley work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, and you shouldn’t even have to go to court.
Date Published: 1st November 2013
Author: David Brown