A burn following a motorcycle accident is an injury to the skin or other body tissue usually caused by heat or due to friction.


Heat burns occur when some or all of the cells in the skin or other tissues are destroyed by hot liquids, hot solids (such as a hot exhaust pipe), or flames. Burns can be annoying inconveniences or serious, life-threatening emergencies.

What are the three different types of burns?

Burns are medically categorised depending on how deeply the skin has been damaged. It can take time for the signs and symptoms of a severe burn to develop.

1st-degree burns are a minor injury that affects only the outer layer of the skin, causing redness and mild pain.

2nd-degree burns affect both the first and the second layer of skin, which may cause swelling and red, white or blotchy skin. Blisters can develop following second-degree burns and pain can be severe. Deep second-degree burns can cause permanent scarring.

3rd-degree burns reach to the fat layer beneath the skin. Burned areas may be black, brown or white. The skin may look leathery and this type of severe burn can destroy nerves, causing the loss of sensation or feeling in a part of your body.

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