A burn is the most common shock-related injury. And we all know the types of burns i.e. first-degree, second-degree, third-degree. But getting further into it, when burns are suffered in electrical accidents they may be of 3 different types. Electrical Burns, Arc Burns, and Thermal Contact Burns. Thermal Contact Burns are the “normal” burns when skin comes into contact with a hot surface. Arc or Flash burns, are the result of high temperatures being in close proximity to the body and are produced by an electric arc or explosion. The most serious burns are Electrical burns, they are the result of the electrical current flowing through tissues or bones. The heat generated by the current going through your body causes tissue damage that cannot always be seen on the surface. Whichever type of burn it is, always make sure you get it treated right away.