Burns are a type of injury caused by injury to the skin from excessive heat or another
injury. The heat can be the result of thermal, electrical, chemical, or electromagnetic
energy. Most burn accidents happen at home. About 75% of all burn injuries in children
Smoking and open flame are the leading causes of burn injury for older adults. Scalding
is the leading cause of burn injury for young children. Both infants and older adults
are at the greatest risk for burn injury.