Those who have suffered a burn injury know just how difficult that can be. Sustaining a serious burn can be extremely painful and traumatizing, and it often requires extensive medical treatment in order to heal. With burn injuries, regardless of the severity, the risk of infection and further medical complications makes these injuries especially risky. When you have been injured and believe that another party is at fault for your serious burn, that can make the situation even more complicated and frustrating. Those who have suffered a serious burn because of another party’s negligence are advised to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as they can.
Treating a Serious Burn Injury
The path of treatment for your burn injury will often depend on the severity and placement of your burn. Because every burn is unique, there can be many different paths of treatment. Some burn injuries will require that you stay in the hospital for an extended amount of time so that you can remain in a sterile and controlled environment. Other injuries might require immediate surgery and intense physical therapy to treat the damage from the burn. Regardless of the treatment that you receive, a burn injury can have a lasting impact on your life.
Potential Compensation for a Serious Burn Injury
One thing that people who have suffered a serious burn injury start to realize quickly is that medical treatment can be expensive. When you consider the medical bills that start to pile up and potentially lost wages due to time off work to recover from your injury, the situation can quickly become a source of financial stress. While every claim is unique, some losses that you might be compensated for in the event of a burn injury include:
- Current medical bills
- Future medical treatment
- Reconstructive surgery
- Lost wages
- Reduced future earning potential
- At home medical devices and modifications
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
Given that every burn injury is different, it can be difficult for an individual to determine the total value of a burn injury claim. For this reason, it is advisable to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney right away to learn more about your legal options and potential settlement amount if you have suffered a serious burn that required treatment.
Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney about Your Burn Injuries
If you have suffered a serious burn injury and believe that another party is at fault, call Blackburn and Green to schedule a free initial consultation. We will review the details of your situation and help to outline your legal rights in the event of a burn injury. We are committed to helping those who have suffered serious personal injuries and have a successful track record of fighting for our clients’ rights to just compensation. Contact us online or call us today at 1-800-444-1112 to set up an appointment to discuss your claim and learn more about how we can help.