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Dealing With Serious Burn Injuries

Serious Burn InjuriesAccording to statistics from the American Burn Association, there are hundreds of thousands of burn injury victims each year. Thankfully, not all injuries are severe; many are treated and then released with only a small risk for complication. Unfortunately, there are many others who suffer serious burns, which may place them at risk for long-lasting physical, emotional, and financial issues. In these situations, victims should know and understand their rights - particularly their right to pursue compensation.

Serious Burn Injury Treatment

Generally, those that suffer from serious burn injuries - either those that cover a large area of the body or burn into more layers of the skin - require extensive medical treatment. In fact, many victims have an entire team of professionals to help them through the healing process. This team might include:

  • Internal medicine doctors,
  • Psychiatrists and/or psychologists,
  • Infectious disease specialists,
  • Plastic surgeons,
  • Occupational therapists,
  • Respiratory therapists,
  • Physical therapists,
  • Orthopedic surgeons,
  • Social workers,
  • Vocational counselors,
  • Recreation therapists,
  • Case managers, and
  • Dietitians.

This team will coordinate your treatment, ensuring you receive the care that you need to heal. Skin grafting, pain management, and the administration of extra fluids are just some examples of the treatments you may receive. It is important to express any concerns you have throughout the duration of your treatment, and to seek support as you need it - especially if you start to suffer from emotional fatigue or overwhelm. Burn treatment often occurs in stages, and they can be difficult to endure.

Why Pursue Compensation for a Burn Injury?

Because the time needed to heal from a burn injury is often extensive, and because there is a high risk for permanent scarring, emotional trauma, and financial losses because of medical bills and an inability to work, you should also consider adding an experienced personal injury attorney to their team. This can be especially critical if you believe that a negligent party may have been responsible for your burn injuries. Examples might include a car crash that resulted in fire, electrical injuries from defective products, or a landlord that failed to keep their building up to code.

Contact Our San Jose Personal Injury Lawyers

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious burn injury, Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP can analyze your case to determine if you might be eligible for compensation. We will also stand by your side throughout the entire legal process. We will protect your rights and fight or the most compensation possible. Call (408) 289-1417 and schedule your consultation with our San Jose personal injury lawyers today.

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