Law Offices of Neil Kalra, PC. Personal Injury lawyer in Forest, Hills, Queens, New York, specializing in personal injury cases. Practice areas include car and motor vehicle accidents, Nursing Home abuse and injuries, medical malpractice,construction accidents, HMO liability, lead paint poisoning, slip and fall accidents, burn injuries,  and other areas.

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Motor Vehicle Collisions: what to do
Burn Injuries
Construction Injuries
Fall Down Injuries: what to do if you have an accident

Nursing Home Abuse and Injuries: what to look for
Birth Related Injuries
Lead Paint Poisoning
HMO Liability
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Burn Injuries

Burn Injuries are painful and can leave permanent physical and psychological scars. According to the Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, in the early nineties there were over 2.4 million reported burn injuries per year in the United States. Of these incidents, over a million resulted in substantial injury. Thousands of burn injuries result in fatalities each year. In fact, burn injuries are right behind automobile accidents in accidental death.

Categories of Burns

First Degree Burns

First degree burns usually affect the outer layer of the skin, called the epidermis. A first degree burn tends to be moist and red in color. A burn of this nature is generally healed within a week. A classic example of a first degree burn would be mild sunburn.

Superficial Second Degree Burns

A superficial second degree burn would be one that penetrates the entire epidermal layer of skin and extends down to the deeper layer known as the dermis. Pressure on a second degree burn tends to produce red blanches. The burn is characterized as moist and pinkish in color. A superficial second degree burn should heal spontaneously, often within two weeks.

Deep Second Degree Burns

A deep second degree burn differs from the superficial variety in that the tissue destruction tends to run deeper into the dermis. A burn of this nature will be dry and whitish in color. It will not produce red blanches with the application of pressure. A burn of this degree can take three to four weeks on average to heal. There is a risk that a deep second degree burn will leave thick or hypertrophic scars.

Third Degree Burns

The most severe classification is the third degree burn. This occurs when the burn has destroyed both the epidermal and dermal layers of skin and extends down to what is termed subcutaneous tissue. These burns are characterized as physically depressed, charred, and often leather like in appearance. Ironically, a third degree burn may not be as physically painful as the less severe categorizations, due to the amount of nerve endings that may have been destroyed. These burns are very serious in nature and often require skin grafting or other reconstructive procedures.

The Neil Kalra law offices in Forest Hills Queens, New York, specializes in personal injury cases. Our practice areas include car and motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, abuse and injuries, lead paint poisoning, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, construction accidents, HMO liability and other areas.

Contact the Law Offices of Neil Kalra (in Forest Hills, Queens, New York) immediately if you feel you have been hurt by the fault of another. Call (718) 897-2211. Remember, if you don�t know your rights, then you have no rights.

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