Small burns are common. Most people understand how painful burn injury can be, even if they’ve never experienced a burn beyond touching the edge of a hot pan. Larger burn injuries can be life-threatening and life-changing. Many people who have gone through a burn injury experience severe emotional trauma that can last long after their burns have healed.
While many people think of fires as the main cause of burn injuries, there are other incidents that can result in severe burns. Some people experience severe burns due to chemical spills in the workplace, while others experience burns due to car accidents or working as emergency personnel.
Burn injuries are extremely painful, as the body needs to work to rebuild lost tissue. Nerve damage can make it excruciating to go through the process of burn healing, and many people find that they deal with emotional stress that rivals their physical stress during the burn injury healing process.
In a burn injury unit of a hospital, patients go through many painful procedures designed to help their bodies heal. Cleaning burn wounds can be excruciating, and severe burn injuries can require patients to go through this process multiple times per day. Sometimes, it’s not possible for burned tissue to regrow on its own, necessitating skin graft procedures. During a skin graft, healthy tissue is removed from another area of the body and is surgically attached to the new area. While this condition can help burn victims regain a normal life, it also results in a new wound and involves a painful healing process.
Going through a burn injury can be as emotionally scarring as it is physically scarring. The changes in appearance that come with a burn injury can cause people to feel self-conscious, and can hurt a person’s self-confidence. This can make it hard for previously outgoing people to interact with others, or for people with public-facing jobs to go to work each day.
Since burns are extremely painful, remembering the incident and the recovery process can also be traumatic for people with burn injuries. Working with a good trauma therapist can help people overcome these injuries, but many never stop experiencing the triggers that remind them of the incident. A smell, walking through an area, or seeing certain colors can all bring back the memory of a burn.
If you’ve gone through a burn injury and experienced the pain, disfigurement, or mental anguish that can accompany burns, you don’t have to figure out your next steps alone. Our qualified team of attorneys understand how difficult it can be to move forward after a burn injury, and we’re here to help you get the compensation that you need so your life can go on as normally as possible.
Reach out to us today for a case evaluation. We’re excited to get to know you and fight for what you deserve.
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