Typically, when you have been injured, often your first indication of severity is the amount of pain you experience. With burn injuries, however, pain is not an accurate measure of how serious your injuries are. Very serious and severe burn injuries can be painless due to nerve damage. People who experience a serious burn injury may go into shock, indicated by pale and clammy skin, weakness, blue-tinted lips or fingernails, and decreased alertness or awareness of surroundings or passing time.
Symptoms you may experience as a result of a burn injury include:
- Distinct skin redness at the burn site
- White or charred skin at the burn site
- Shock: clammy skin, weakness, decreased alertness
- Peeling skin
Additionally, severe burns can result in pathological effects, which can cause trauma to numerous body functions and lead to prolonged and serious health consequences.
If you have experienced a burn injury, seek medical attention immediately. Ongoing treatment may be necessary and could result in costly medical bills from reconstructive surgery, physical therapy, and specialized treatment.
It is important that you retain any object that caused your injury, such as a defective product, after seeking medical attention.
Your Legal Rights When You Suffer from a Burn Injury
Suffering from a burn injury can be extremely costly, resulting medical bills due to prolonged treatment, reconstructive surgery, and physical therapy, as well as lost wages due to missing work during your recovery. If your injury was a result of another’s negligence such as a defective product, negligent property management, or a workplace injury, you may be entitled to damages for pain and suffering.
Our attorneys at the Jaeger Firm, PLLC, have years of experience representing clients who have suffered a personal injury as a result of another’s negligence. We will work with medical experts, fire forensic experts, site investigators, chemical engineers, and product safety experts in order to build a strong case in pursuit of full and fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any related expenses.
How Can the Jaeger Firm, PLLC, Help?
We know how hard it can be to manage a normal life during recovery after a burn injury. The skilled lawyers at the Jaeger Firm, PLLC, will work hard to pursue full compensation for past and future medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering due to your burn injury. In developing your case for maximum recovery, we will handle communications with your insurance company, gather important and relevant evidence on your behalf, and analyze your medical records.
Our attorneys will do everything they can to help you regain the life you enjoyed before the accident or get fairly compensated for the life you once had.