A severe burn injury is considered one of the most painful injuries a person can endure. While this form of catastrophic injury can cause permanent damage to your skin tissues, muscles and bones, it also comes with increased psychological distress from visible scars and emotional trauma. There are several measures you can take after a severe burn injury that can help you and your family mend from the resulting physical, emotional and financial stress including:
1. Ongoing Medical Care and Rehabilitation
Burn injuries vary in severity and minor burns can typically be treated at home, but severe burns (third and fourth degree) need to be treated by a medical professional. Once you have received initial medical care, you can begin the rehabilitation process, which starts on day one of your treatment and involves:
- Pain control
- Oedema management to promote proper fluid and debris removal through the body
- Careful, aggressive chest treatment for inhalation injury
- Physical therapy to restore movement and function to the damaged areas
- Skin reconstruction
- Scar management
2. Speak With an Experienced Burn Injury Lawyer About Your Case
Whether you were injured at work, in an accident or do to a defective product, you may have a burn injury claim. You could be eligible to recover compensation for your medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and pain and suffering. Schedule a free case evaluation with our lawyer in Chicago to talk about your legal options.
Catastrophic injuries such as burn injuries can be caused by a number of heat sources and factors such as:
- Car and truck fires
- Industrial explosions
- Exploding products
- House fires
- Scalding water
Beware of signing an early settlement with an insurance company or the manufacturer of the product that caused your injury. These settlements often undervalue the impact a burn injury has on your life and don’t adequately cover the long-term costs of medical care and rehabilitation.
3. Build a Compelling Case For Your Burn Injury
There are a few well-known product liability cases involving burn injuries such as the McDonald’s coffee burn lawsuit and the exploding Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone. The famous McDonald’s case ended with the injured woman receiving punitive damages amounting to nearly $3 million, and the Galaxy S7 case is ongoing. A successful burn injury case has substantial evidence, witness testimony and medical records to prove the injury has had a severe impact on your life.
Our lawyer will compile all of the evidence available and consult with witnesses and medical professionals to build a strong case for your burn injury claim. Sklare Law Group in Chicago has decades of experience in personal injury law and can help you regain some control over the impact your injury has had on you and your family.
If you’ve suffered a severe burn injury, please call our lawyer in Chicago today at (800) LAW-0300 to schedule your consultation. Sklare Law Group serves clients in Chicago and throughout Northern Illinois.