Burn injuries are among the most devastating and severely painful injuries that a person can be inflicted. When you are burned, you are fine one minute, and the next minute, you are in searing hot, unimaginable pain. Even when the accident is over, the pain persists and lasts hours, days, weeks and even months. When the burn is exceptionally severe, it is life threatening. Burns cause much more than just physical disfigurement. They can also cause:
– Serious infections
– Bone damage if the burn is full thickness
– Permanent scarring
– Psychological trauma
– Emotional damage
Sufferers of burn injuries often must go to specialized burn treatment centers, or hospitals that have a special burn ward for care. This may require for them to travel a significant distance from their homes, making it exceptionally more difficult for family and friends to support them. Many burn victims are put in isolation during a period of time following the burn to avoid spreading germs to the victim, who is very vulnerable during this time. A burn victim will likely spend months or even years having skin grafts, reconstructive surgeries and ongoing medical care.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a burn accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as your medical expenses. Contact the Law Firm of Ross, Kelley & Martin, PLLC now to discuss your case. We will advocate for your rights and the rights of your family during this difficult time.