Burn injuries are not only extremely painful but can cause severe emotional distress due to cosmetic disfigurement. The healing process for burn victims is often extensive - especially if long-term rehabilitation or multiple surgeries and grafts are necessary. Unfortunately, grafts do not always "take," in which case they might be attempted again and again.
Seeking Compensation After a Burn
Fire is one of the most frightening hazards that anyone can face. Burn injuries can come from several different sources:
- Gas cooking stoves and ovens
- Faulty electrical equipment and wiring
- Flammable cleaning supplies
- Volatile chemicals
- Defective children's toys and clothing
- Fuels and additives
- Cigarettes and cigars
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Beverages, baths and showers
Burn injuries often result in long-term suffering and care. Medical expenses can be astronomical, and the road to recovery can be long. A fair settlement can help you or a loved one receive the medical care necessary in a burn injury case.
Burn injuries often lead to a weakened immune system, so your medical treatment may be complex, requiring treatment of your main burn injuries while simultaneously protecting the rest of your body. The intricacies of burn injury treatment and the potential length of recovery are good reasons to seek help and information from a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney can help deal with insurance companies to make sure all your needs are cared for.
A personal injury attorney can help you understand the complex science and medicine that is often involved in these cases. If you suffered burn injuries because of a defective product, poorly made products or someone's actions or neglect, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
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The above summary of burn injuries is by no means all-inclusive and is not legal advice. Laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on burn injury cases, speak to a personal injury attorney in your area.