Perhaps no other injury is as painful physically and emotionally as a severe burn. Most people can only relate to large burns with the memory of how much a burned finger had us screaming in agony. The thought of major burns is more than most of us can process. When you have been severely burned through the negligence of others, it is just one more layer of pain to add to your burn injury. Don’t let starting a claim add agony, call us today: 702-252-0055.
Some burn injuries are the result of freak accidents; for example, sitting in a restaurant when that flaming dessert ignites your spray-styled hair, burning your scalp and face. Or perhaps a slip by a waiter pelts you with hot grease and your meal. Scary scenarios but still freak accidents.
However, even the most common injury accidents in Las Vegas can result in severe burn injuries. Every year, thousands of accidents ignite the fuel leaking from a car’s ruptured fuel tank. Many times, this occurs when the victim is trapped in the vehicle causing severe burns and sometimes death.
If you, or your loved one, have suffered severe burns in an accident, you weren’t thinking about anything other than obtaining help for your injuries. You probably didn’t have time to think about placing blame; we understand. At Ladah Law Firm, PLLC we know the dynamics of burn accidents. We mention their serious nature here because burn recovery requires a settlement that will adequately cover your injuries and losses. We know the road ahead and will fight for your future. That is why, as soon as you are able, you should give us a call.
Severe burns often require extensive hospitalization and complicated skin grafts to help restore you to your normal life. We make sure you receive the compensation you will need for your injuries and losses. We know the facts and figures of burn recovery and we won’t be fooled by insurance attorneys, that wave a settlement at you that seems like a lottery win but is actually hilariously inadequate for your injuries. We make sure all of your medical expenses and losses are covered and that you receive the maximum amount possible for pain and suffering. Give us a call today for a free initial consultation.
The key is to immediately cool the affected area. You can hold it under cool (not cold) water or soak the affected limb. If you are burned and not near a running source of water, try to soak rags with water and apply them as a cool compress.
Burns that are superficial and no more than two inches in size can be treated at home. After cooling off the burn, you can apply a sterile bandage and take over-the-counter medication to treat pain. However, check for signs of infection, such as running puss, and visit a doctor for treatment.
Larger burns need to be checked by a doctor. Call emergency services, if necessary, especially if you suffered the burn out on the road in a car crash.
Burns take a long time to heal—much longer than many people expect. Generally, your burns will heal faster if there are no thick scars:
Your doctor might use pressure garments to help speed up recovery, but patients often face a long road ahead.
Whether you develop scars will depend primarily on the severity of the burn. First-degree burns that affect only the top layer of skin might not develop scars. However, second-degree and third-degree burns can leave our clients badly scarred. When scars are on visible parts of the body, many clients suffer embarrassment, anxiety, and social withdrawal.
Fortunately, our clients can often obtain compensation for emotional harms and for permanent scarring or disfigurement.
Burns can itch because the skin is dry or because nerves are growing back. Regardless, you should not scratch yourself, which will only make things worse.
To help with itching, you can do the following:
You can also ask your doctor for a special anti-itch medicine, which should help.
Many of our clients suffer horrifying emotional injuries after being burned. According to the MSKT Center, burn victims often experience the following:
Clients can receive compensation to cover psychotherapy and prescription drugs to treat anxiety, depression, and insomnia. They can also receive damages for emotional distress caused by their burns.
Can There Be Permanent Disabilities?
A lot will depend on the treatment you receive while recovering. For example, burned skin tightens and can limit your range of motion, especially when the burn covers a joint. To keep skin as flexible as possible, you should introduce motion while your skin heals. If you don’t, then the tightness can be permanent.
You can be burned in many different ways:
Every burn, regardless of cause, is serious and warrants attention. However, electrical burns deserve even more attention because you might have suffered serious internal injuries which you cannot see. Go to a hospital immediately after being electrocuted.
Ideally, an accident will be investigated immediately to determine what caused the burn and who was responsible. As part of the investigation, your burn injury attorney might need to look at any product that caused the burn. If a car accident caused a burn injury, you should not have your car fixed until a lawyer looks at it. If the burn happened on someone else’s property, you will likely be able to file a claim under the theory of premises liability.
As the victim, you can receive compensation for a variety of losses, including:
You can also receive compensation for intangible injuries, like pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, and scarring. Generally, the more serious and permanent your physical injuries, the more you can receive in damages for these less tangible harms.
Each case is different, and there is no “average” settlement that our clients receive. Reach out today to discuss your case.
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