Personal injuries that result from burns are some of the most painful.
The pain can stem from a first degree burn with redness of the skin, a
second degree burn that blisters the skin, or a third degree burn that
results in leathery or charred skin. Although most believe one can not
feel the pain of a third degree burn, the areas surrounding those burns
are deeply painful.
Injuries from burns come from a surprising array of causes. The state of
Montana defines 12 different causes of burns. According to the
Montana Department of Labor and Industry, the 12 causes are:
- Acid, Chemicals - Includes hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, battery acid,
and methanol and antifreeze.
- Contact with Hot Objects or Substances - In cases where contact with a
specific hot object occurs; does not include steam or hot fluids.
- Temperature Extremes - Applies to non-impact injuries resulting in a burn
due to hot or cold temperature extremes; includes freezing or frostbite.
- Fire or Flame - Burns to the skin as a result of exposure to fire not caused
by an explosion.
- Steam or Hot Fluids - Contact with steam or hot fluids.
- Dust, Gases, Fumes, or Vapors - Includes inhalation of carbon dioxide,
carbon monoxide, propane, methane, silica (quartz), and asbestos dust.
Includes smoke inhalation.
- Welding Operations - Includes welder's flash, burns to skin or eyes
as a result of exposure to intense light from welding.
- Radiation - Includes effects of ionizing radiation found in X-rays, microwaves,
nuclear reactor waste, and radiating substances and equipment. Also includes
non-ionizing radiation such as sunburn.
- Contact With,Not Otherwise Classified (NOC) - Burned or scalded by contact
with heat or cold but exact injury is not discernible on First Report
of Injury or NOC is in any other code; may include injury due to cleaning
agents, fertilizers, etc.
- Contact with Cold Objects or Substances - In cases where contact with a
specific cold object or substance occurs; does not include freezing or
- Abnormal Air Pressure - Burn or scald injury caused by exposure to abnormal
- Electrical Current - Burn or scald injury from electric shock, electrocution,
If you have experienced
personal injury from a burn as a result of someone else's negligence, you have rights
under the law. Please
Contact Us to pursue your rights and relieve the pain as much as possible.