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The Dangers of Severe Burns | Oklahoma Catastrophic Injury Attorney

The threat of burn injury accidents is an unfortunate reality in modern life. Norman OK residents experienced many burn accidents recently, such as apartment fires at Emerald Green, house fires near I-44, workplace electrical accidents, and more. Burn accidents like these pose a serious danger of long-term or even fatal injuries.

If you have endured a burn injury, the Oklahoma catastrophic injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We have decades of experience in helping our clients recover from the substantial impact their injuries have on their health and their finances. The dangers of severe burns are numerous, so we at Carabin Shaw have provided information on the common types of burn injuries we can represent.

The Degrees of Burn Injuries

All burn injuries, regardless of location or source, are categorized into three degrees: first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree. A Norman burn accident attorney can represent you for any degree of burn. The medical community describes these categories as:

First-Degree Burn

A first-degree burn is the least severe of the three degrees, but it still causes damage to the outer-layer of skin, the epidermis. The burn site will become reddened and irritated to the level of a sunburn.

Second-Degree Burn

A second-degree burn causes damage to the epidermis and to the second layer of skin, the dermis. As with the first-degree, the skin will redden and become irritated; however, the burn will be so severe that the skin will blister. A second-degree burn causes long-term scarring and skin-whitening.

Third-Degree burn

A third-degree burn completely destroys both the epidermis and the dermis. The nerve endings are completely eviscerated, leading to long-term loss of sensation. In the worst scenarios, a third-degree burn can damage even the underlying tissue and muscle.

Our Carabin Shaw burn injury lawyers serving Norman have experience in representing each of these degrees of burns.

Common Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can affect every part of the human body, sometimes irreparably, sometimes fatally. Some of the most common burn injuries represented by Norman burn accident attorneys include:


Burns on the outside of the body are one of the most common types of burns. The skin can be damaged by coming into contact with fire, a hot surface, a caustic chemical, a live electrical current, and more. With second-degree and third-degree burns, any burn site larger than a fifty-cent piece may require a skin graft to fully heal.


The eyes are extremely sensitive to burn sources. Personal injury attorneys have represented many cases of burn injuries to the eyes caused by steam, smoke, caustic chemical gasses, and caustic chemical liquids.


In a burn accident, the throat can be damaged by inhalation of dangerous fumes or chemicals. In thermal fires, the steam or smoke can be inhaled, leading to a scalding of the windpipe. In chemical burn accidents, dangerous gasses can be inhaled or ingested, which can also lead to burns.

Stomach Lining

The stomach lining can be severely burned when a harmful chemical is ingested. Caustic chemicals can quickly erode through the stomach lining, which can lead to extremely dangerous consequences. Any ingestion of chemicals labeled as poisonous should be immediately followed by contacting a Norman OK medical professional.

These are only a few of the many common burn injuries a personal injury lawyer could represent. Contact the burn injury lawyers serving Norman to review all options you may have.

Contact Carabin Shaw for a Free Case Review

Our Oklahoma catastrophic injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw are dedicated to recovering damages for their clients. We believe burn victims deserve to be compensated for the damage done to their physical health, mental health, and finances. When you contact us, you will schedule a completely free case review that allows you to discuss your case with an expert. Call us toll-free at 800-862-1260.

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