A burn injury is the result of excessive heat or prolonged exposure to hot temperatures. These conditions can damage the skin, muscle and tissue, causing pain and swelling.
The intensity of pain from burn injuries varies from person to person and is hard to predict. That said, most medical professionals agree that scald burns are the most painful type of burn injury. These occur when hot liquids or gases are exposed to the skin. When this happens, the skin and tissue are instantly burned. Scald burns can be particularly dangerous because they can cause damage to the nerves and tendons. Unfortunately, this can lead to long-term chronic pain.
Burn injury is traditionally determined by the rule of nines which divides the body into several regions, each of which is 9% of the total body surface area.
These designated regions include the:
In addition to intense physical pain, severe burn injuries can also lead to mental and emotional problems.
These may include:
If you’ve been diagnosed with a mental health issue, it’s best to seek out guidance from a therapist.
If you’re struggling with severe pain caused by burn injuries, you may require opioid pain medication. Taking into account the risk of opioid dependence and the uptick of drug dependence in the US, it’s important to first discuss this option with your doctor so that they can properly give you the assistance that you need.
Don’t let the pain and suffering from a burn injury get in the way of living the life you want to live. At the Law Offices of Joseph Younes P.C., our team of Chicago Burn Injury Attorneys are here to stand by your side and provide you with a settlement that you rightfully deserve. With over 30 years of legal expertise in personal injury, our firm of skilled lawyers are here to fight for you. Don’t wait and call us today for a free case consultation.
The burn injury compensation you could receive can help to cover the following areas for you and your family: Loss of earnings due to time taken off work. The cost of any medical treatment, medication and care – including prescription charges. Travel costs and other associated expenses.